Rasmus40 (8918) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, ashy and a little liquorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. Smooth. 260911
chrisv10 (9449) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ FairBar. Black with small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and and little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, strong liquorice, chocolate, coffee, little caramel, spices, hops and bitter.
Camons (4531) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. coffee, tart fruit, cherries. Taste is malt, light coffee, caramel, sweet and tart cherries, blackberries. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250911
TURDFERGUSON (3759) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks E for all these ticks Dark reddish brown with a small tan head that fades. Nose of dark fruit, roast, and booze. Flavor has lots of roast, some fruity notes, heavy licorice. Solid baltic.
emacgee (3748) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby brown with one finger of dark tan head. Nose is sweet and caramelly with some chocolate and coffee and black cherry. Some fusel alcohols in the flavor and weak coffee and chocolate, mild dark grain acidity and roast. Some fruit skins. Medium body, light acidity.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz. Can: Faint aroma of malt, chocolate, a hint of toffee, and slight licorice. Poured dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, chocolate, light licorice, anise, slight toffee, and some ash. Medium body. Lightly tingly, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, chocolate, roast, ash finish is dry. 7.8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Craft beer Co, Clerkenwell, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Roasty, malty, fruity aroma. Taste is quite unexpected, really rich, sweet, malty, dark fruit, hint of chocolate, almost port like. Could not detect any licquorice in there but a really interesting brew indeed.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce can from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head that fades quickly. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, faint anise and a fainter bit of citrus. The taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, citrus, anise and an herbal note. Thin-medium bodied. Quite nice.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice chocolatey and black licoricey nose. Darker brown bread. Pours dark beown, no head or lace. Light roast, dark chocolate. Licorice, dark sweet brown bread, light earth, mild bitterness. Somewhat clean finish. Soft carb.
Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, nice head. Aroma is lightly of chocolate, faint note of anise. Flavor is chocolate, with the anise floating in the background, melding nicely. Considering Iím not a huge anise fan, this was actually quite good. The flavorings added complexity without beating you over the head. Nicely done.