beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with chocolate colored head. taste roasted coffee and roasted chocolate with some vanilla(expected more Vanilla taste)
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of dried figs, cold coffee, licorice and vanillin.
Appearance: A blackish brown beer. A low tan head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting black bread, dried dates, cold coffee and dark chocolate.
Palate: Low carbonation, a sticky texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: In all a powerful coffee stout.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. Reviewed 2013-01-25.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle. This is a near black one with a nice medium sized quite lacing chocolaty top. The nose is filled with chocolate and lightly roasted malt, some coffee and, yes, vanilla. It’s definitely not to complex or difficult, but it’s quite nice. Softly burned- bitter on the flavor. Lots of cold coffee and roasted malts. It’s average on the carbonation with a nice oily mouthfeel. Really coffee-bitter, but also somewhat sweet. Liquid cocoa bitter with traces of wood and, again some vanilla. Ends light dry on the tongue. Quite a tasty one. On the sweet side, but never over the top. Really well masked alcohol. 16.11.2012
Finwe (426) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Almost black with a tan head. Roasted aroma with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and a hint of hops. Roasted, bitter flavour with hues similar to those in the aroma. Bitter and roasted finish.
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, some chocolate, and a little liquorice. Flavour is coffee, vanilla, and roasted malt – with slightly bitter finish.
Enjoyit (3690) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with a small beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee and dry. A flavor of coffee, bitter, roasted and vanilla.
Beer5000 (5467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. A black body with a nice beige head. Aroma of moderate roasted malt, roasted coffee and a light hint of vanilla. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roasted dark malt, expresso coffee and mild vanilla with some fruitiness. Fine body and a pleasant aftertaste dominated by bitterness and coffee. Nice, not amazing, but a porter with distinct flavors and relatively easy to drink. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.
gunnar (7123) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours pitch black with a huge frothy tanned head. Aroma of coffee and vanilla. Taste is light roasted malts, burnt coffee and some sweet vanilla towards the end. Smooth mouthfeel. Ends with a light hoppy and dry bite, lingering sweetness.
Meilby (10311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and hint of fruityness. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
VsXsV (3642) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of fresh coffee, licorice, light cooked vegetables, vanilla, bit bread and biscuits. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, licorice and a bit ash. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.