StefanSD (2190) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle courtesy of Jacob. Thanks. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that has good retention. The aroma is big and bold with coffee, chocolates and something spicy. The taste, like the aroma, is a big blast of complex coffee with dark bitter baking chocolates, mocha, vanilla and some peppery spice. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long with lingering baking chocolates. Overall: I am stunned by how good this beer is-- I love it. My hat’s off to the brewer.
FatPhil (9591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Kitty’s, Helsinki)
Massive coffee aroma. Black, small tan head. Some chilli beans retronals. Nice roasty body, greta sotut taste, Later the chilli comes over in the aroma too. We do not get the alcohol, even with the alcohol test. Anna did initially get a touch of alcohol. But later there’s no sign. later some vanilla comes over in the post-swallowing RNs.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It’s pitch black with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, light oak, dark chocolate and licorice. The flavor is sweet and roasted, very well balanced and smooth with notes of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, super light vanilla and the finish is roasted and slightly bitter. Lovely!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10% I picked this up somewhere in Denmark but can’t recall where. Shared at Asahiya. A dark black pour with a tan head. The aroma was chocolate & coffee. We didn’t get much vanilla from it except in the finish. Very nice.
Hermod (3449) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Systembolaget. BB 18.06.2015. Black color, thick brown head. Sweet, massive coffee and roasted aroma, some cocoa, as well as some vanilla. Flavor has vanilla sweetness, roasted malt, coffee and woody notes. Finish is on the dryer side with strong coffee and chocolate notes. Loong aftertaste. Alcohol hidden very well. Smooth. Really tasty, not too sweet either IMO. Scaringly easy to drink.
beer_est_deus (744) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart öl med ett stort brunt skum. Doft: Kaffe, mörk choklad, hjortron, jul kryddor, kollat trä. Smak: Lakrits, choklad, kanderat socker, brända mandlar, trä, humle, bigarråer. Lite tunn i smaken men intressant och bra krydd örtig eftersmak.
Pyrmir (3529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Black with mocca head. Aroma a bit peppery, roasted and chocolate. Taste is smooth and thick, sweet, chocolate and some roasted notes. Nice!
7stern (417) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown towards black, small head but lasting laces. Dark chocolate aroma with hints of licorice and vanilla. Coffee and licorice in the taste. Some bitterness stays at the end.
StilleStorm (868) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, off-white head creamy head. Hoppy, coffe, fruity aroma. Coffy, malty taste, yes vanilla. Short sweet, small bitter finish.
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ansalon (1591) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a large foamy mocha head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, honey, slight licqourice tones. Taste is quite tart, with vanilla, honey, coffee, chocolate, dark red berries, licqourice. Sonewhat unbalanced but quite good.
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