Finwe (330) - Grankulla, - 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.
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at Jans .... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft coffee ... big vanilla ... soft mellow nose ... chewy malts ... mellow vanilla soft roast ....
KennethArd (55) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla meets you in the aroma. It’s all black with a large creamy head. It’s smoth and a bit creamy with taste of dark chocolate and coffee. I take a bow for Ugly Duck.
20107589 (42) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
one of the best ports i have tasted. great aroma of coffee with a slight hoppy aroma. the right appearance total black with a fine foam, Great taste of coffee and hops.
visionthing (1626) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Valkendorfsgate. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and vanilla with notes of dark chocolate, dark fruits, hops and citrus. Sweet and roasty with nice coffee flavour and a well balanced bitterness. Full bodied and quite smooth with well integrated alcohol. Tasty, flavourful and surprisingly nice. I’m not a huge fan of vanilla in beer (except Southern Tier’s Creme Brulee Stout) but it’s well integrated and fits quite well with the other flavours. Nice!
kermis (2463) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampled at Fermentoren. Pours black black with a beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toffee and roasted malt. Flavour is moderate sweet and light heavy bitter. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Aaron68 (312) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle @ "Øltorget Mathallen" Oslo,Norway,April 27, 2013
Beer from a tulip glass
Black in color.
Aroma is coffee,chocolate and vanilla.A fine thin white head.
Quite easy drinkable beer and very hidden ABV.
A bit vanilla and coffee in taste.
LicoriceKing (28) - DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a tan head. Aroma: Chocolate, pretty fruity, sweet, coffee not noticeable. Taste: Chocolate, coffee, licorice and roasty. The taste is way more bitter than the aroma. The palate is pretty smooth. I don’t get any notes of alcohol. It’s extremely drinkable for it’s strength. Great beer and pretty affordable. I imagine it would go well with desserts..
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet bestillingsutvalget (nettbutikk). Huge, bubbly fawn-coloured head with a solid stand, leaving artwork to the glassware. Body is just as dark as black coffee. Very good looking, indeed. Aroma of coffee, burnt sugar and vanilla chocolate. Coffee to the fore followed by the taste of dark vanilla, and a gentle touch of roasted, dark malts. Bitter coffee grounds to the finish. Velvety mouthfeel. Nice sipper on a Saturday eve (Tromsø, 20.04.2013).
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with weak hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty coffee and bitter chocolate finish with hints of vanilla.
Skvader (99) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is not particularly interesting, even a bit rough like mud. But the taste is interesting, clear presence of vanilla and a good ammount of acid. The texture is smooth and the enduring thin layer of foam is a plus