humlelala (1090) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33 cl bottle from SuperBrugsen) Pours black with medium, toffee head that dissipitates quickly leaving lacework in the glass. Aroma is bitter and hoppy. Creamy on the palate, full-bodied with a long, bitter finish. Taste is very bitter without the redeeming floral or fruity character that one finds in the Abstrakt AB:06 for example. Impressive beer but the bitterness is very demanding.
Vaiz (3740) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, bready yeast and some spicy hops. Flavor is bitter roasted with some smooth textured bready yeast. Nice balance and thick body. Nice brew.
RuneStumo (2344) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
18.07.2011. 0,33l Bottle. Dark brown or black colour with tan head. Aroma is dominated by dark malts. Dry bitter flavours. Notes of Roasted malts, bitter cacao and strong alcohol. Very rich and complex beer with lots of flavours and a lasting aftertaste.
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish brown head. Opaque black body goes deep dark translucent clear red at edges. Roasty caramelly juniper aroma with herbal meaty notes. Dry-sweet roasty juniper chocolate taste with earthy burnt notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry mineraly earthy chocolate aftertaste with juniper and burnt notes. Coffee, and pine needles, too. Nice, drinkable, full of character, but maybe a bit sharp. (0.33l bottle, Kvickly, Ebeltoft.)
Japalo (1391) - DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black good foam. Roasted cereals coffe earth barn toast. Very bitter finish complex licorice taste. Not bad strong brew.
EHSRanders (1853) - Tjele, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Black colour with large light brown mostly lasting head. Flowery aroma. Hoppy bitter flavor. Dry finish.
Pinball (11100) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from kvickly kalundborg. Clear very dark amber, smooth creamy light brown head. Roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, herbal hoppy note, something resembling wood in the aroma. Very complex. Flavor is roasted malts, charchoal, bitter hops, salty licorice, a very dry stoutsh flavor. Very flavorfull. Thick palate. Brutal beer. Great.
Sigmund (5610) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, from Dagli’brugsen Skødstrup. ABV is 8.2%. Black colour, moderate head of good retention. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops and dark malts with some roasty notes of mild coffee, hints of caramel. Rich flavour, dark malts with some initial sweetness, then roasty coffee notes with a hint of liquorice, moderate bitterness in the finish.
lusikka (6949) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Rated @ 27.5.2011.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, grass and caramel. Flavour of smooth roasted malts, mild chocolate, sweet fruits and some hops as well. Medium/full bodied with a thick mouthfeel and a coffee-like, fruity finish. Well done.
tfredvik (1323) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black it is! Upon the black body rests a small, light brown head, at least for a couple of minutes. The remnants that are left at the rim lace the glass pretty well. Burnt notes in the aroma, along with coffee, caramel and a pronounced and delightful element of elderberries. Initial light sweetness and light bitterness, with a long-lasting medium bitter finish. Flavours are mainly brown sugar, elderberries and coffee, while the burnt aroma gives rise to a lighter roasted flavour. Medium body, oily texture, very soft carbonation.
[33 cl bottle, from SuperBrugsen Søholm, Brønshøj, Copenhagen]