Martinus (1878) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black colour, white rim. Aroma of caramel, coffee, green banana and molasses. Quite sweet flavour, sugar, roasted malts, bitter hops. Finish coffee, quite bitter, chocolate and cacao.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtresy of BeerloverBen. Thanks Ben!)
larsga (5364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Biggish dark brown head. Opaque black body goes deep dark red at
edges. Roasty raisiny chocolate aroma with spicy lacquer notes.
Dry-sweet roasty raisiny lacquer taste with herbal spicy notes.
Mid-to-full body. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy lacquer
chocolate aftertaste with dusty caramel and raisins notes. Nice,
highly drinkable, balanced and harmonic. (0.65l bottle, from
bdigital (652) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlogged rate: Black pour with beige head...some ruby tints apparent. Baker’s chocolate, some citrus, smoke and a bit of ash are on the nose...medium-full bodied, slick palate. Carbonation is perfect for this brew...flavors consist of dark chocolate, pine, grapefruit and some smoke. Lovely brew
Habanero (1698) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown nearly black with a medium sized tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Nose of slightly toasted malt, honey, lactose, grass, citrus and notes of smoke. Sweet flavor with chocolate, dark fruit and coffee notes that ends up more dry and pleasant bitter. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft to average CO2. Delicious. ★★★★
OleR (4248) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle, purchaced @Kihoskh, København. Pours the darkest brown with a medium-sized light brown top. Big aroma of licorice and well roasted and light ashy dark malts. Quite hoppy, hints of coffe ground. Surprisingly easy on the palate. Yet quite full in the mouth with soft carbonation. Flavorfull and complex. Full malty with loads of fruity and resinous hops. Chocolate/coffe-accented malts and bold bitterness in a lingerering finish. Good, indeed.
Tinco (434) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with micha head. Aroma: milk chocolate, slightly smokey, spicy, orange, fruity, orange, grains, mocha coffee. Taste: creamy chocolate, milky coffee, smokey, dark fruits. A nice porter!
Hermod (2226) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pint 6 fl oz bottle. End of the world beer 21/12/2012. Poured coffee black wirh a creamy, beige head. Moccha, oatmeal, milk chocolate and roasted malt in aroma. Flavor has hops, roastedness, oatmeal and coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel, quite dry hoppy finish with layers of chocolate and milk coffee. Highly enjoyable, like the smoothness and the late hoppyness. Glad I got to try this as I am a huge Amon Amarth fan.
kraddel (919) - deurne, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells hoppy, pours black, light brown foam, burnt malt ,bitterness, chocolat, coffee in very small part, much hops. more like a taste i’d expected from a Black IPA before i drank the style...
dEnk (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is huge roasted malt, chocolate, subtle smoke, awesome. Flavour is fruity yeast, roasty malt, some chocolate, roasty malts,
jmgreenuk (1375) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a Den Haag RB tasting. A dark mahogany pour with a big tan head. A rich malty yeasty aroma. The flavour is bitter, liqourice, coffee, malt and dark chocolate. A super beer to finish the evenig.