rxeight (480) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle that has been in my cupboard for over a year. I had fresh and thought it was very hoppy, almost black IPA like. Tried this bottle aged. Completly black pour. The hops are gone. Left behind a dark stale malt with a bit of licorice and tar. Tastes like an english style porter. Not a fan of these porters without any sweetness. Fairly thick
KnutAlbert (5206) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, creamy head. Rich aroma, smoke, liquorice. Smooth, malty. Rye bread.
BoringBard (118) - NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black liquid. Licorice and burnt malt in the nose. Tiny offwhite head. Blanced well tasting rich stout. Low carbonated, not to viscous.
Uhlen (186) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oily black pour with a good creamy tan head. Aroma of licorice and roasty malts. Some smoke. Rich mouthfeel. Suprisingly balanced. After smelling it I was prepared for a licoricebomb, but the tastes blend well. Licorice, some wood, leather and roasted malts. Good indeed, though not as crazy as expected.
gunnar (3719) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Řlbutikken, CPH. Pours black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma is quite roasty, chocolate, hops, liquorice and light smoked. Taste is tarish dark malts, liquorice, light burnt end, nice carbonation level.Lingering soft and dry liquorice.
yiannnos (499) - , CYPRUS - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour. Caramel aroma. Sweet flavour, dark malts, hints of chocolate.
Jimmythespoon (329) - CYPRUS - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, malty aroma, dry bitter finish. Not a bad beer but nothing too special.
madmitch76 (9986) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
18th November 2011
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Nice fruity nose that also has a whiff of wood and smoke. Crispy semi dry palate. Good hops - strong pine and nice citrus. Rich dark malt and dark chocolate. Lactose and coffee. Trace of tangy red berry fruits. Minerals. Strong red berry fruits and pine in the finish. Comes over like a fine Black IPA, lovely!
Brandman (1456) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black body, brown head. Aroma is very complex and has nice sweet roasted malts with some dark fruits and chocolate. Flavour is even more complex with some acidic, but still sweet dark malts, piney hoppiness, some hints of smoke and chocolate. Really nicely balanced and overall really fullfilling beer.
ryecatcher (375) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes on a bomber I drank in 2011: Being a Tolkien geek, I picked up on the Mount Doom reference right away... pours dark, good head, mouth is coffee, oranges, smoke, tobacco (mainly Copenhagen snuff... which during my youth in the Army, I use to dip a can a day of), malt. Bottle art and name are better than beer itself. Not my favorite 3F’s brew by a long shot.