Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml flip-top bottle kindly shared by KnutAlbert at the second day of the great Absalon Tasting session. Decent beige head resting on top of a deep, rosewood coloured body. Smell of slightly burnt dark malts. Brittle caramel malts and liquorice in flavour. Gets very sweet in the ending partially offset by some roastiness (Copenhagen, hotel room 13.05.2012).
pivnizub (9528) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bügelverschlußflasche von Stefan: Very deep amber coloured, bigger beaten-egg-white-like tanned head; solid toasty caramelly nose with fruity and mainly chocolatey aromas; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, soft; lingering chocolatey-toasty finish, becomes drier towards the end. Chapeau! An unexpected gem from the GDR.....
Borup (8994) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from getränkeland. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel and coffee.
MoritzF (8937) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(swing top bottle, with thanks to Quack-Duck) Deep brown, almost black colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Slightly sugary sweet and roasted malty aroma with distinctive notes of dark and milk-chocolate, accompanied by a herbal and ethereally touch. Balanced roasty bitter and sweet flavour, medium to light bodied with a pleasantly calm carbonation. Roasty malty taste with notes of chocolate, liquorice and herbal accents; sweet and roasty bitter, quite balanced and lasting finish. A pleasure; like a bottom-fermented Sweet Stout. 16.III.11
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from the brewery (mail-order). Deep brown colour, large beige head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate. Full-bodied, malty, lots of caramel and chocolate. Not as dry and cardboardy as many East German Schwarzbiers, this one is well balanced and full of good flavours. A delicious example of the style!
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. Listen if a beer’s crap and not seriously over its Best Before Date then it shouldn’t have a default score. This was not worthy of 2.7 so shouldn’t get it. Anyway rant over!!! This black beer had a musty stale farty offish prune aroma. The taste is sour fruit. Tastes off and nasty. Ugh.
olio (8206) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle @ TimoA.
Pours deep dark red color with small head. Aroma of dark berries, mild caramel malts, some toffee, some vanilla notes and grass. Flavor of malts, caramel, fruity notes, some honey hints. Quite nice.
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Sweet aroma, notes of caremel and butterscotch. Flavor starts sweet, caramel, faint. Finish moderate bitter. Creamy, dry texture.
Skinnyviking (8077) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swingtop bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting off-white head. Very dark red brown body. Caramel cofffe roasted barley malt aroma with a touch of liquorice. Sugary sweet coffee roasted malt caramel flavor with little a bit of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long bittersweet aftertaste. Well balanced, alcohol level seems just right. Delicious.
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2012
50 cl bottle. BBE 07.12.12, rated on 04.09.2012
Aroma is sourish with roasted notes and chocolate. Flavour is slightly sour with chocolate, coffee and hints of vanilla. Good.
Rated this one into my notebook as I poured some of it on my laptop and had to turn it off