Dashimus (169) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Myvatn Nature Baths, Iceland. Pours black with a thick tan head that fades quickly to lighter tan lacing that stays till the end. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, in particular espresso, dark chocolate, wood some herbs. Flavour is a little sweet with a moderate bitterness that has a long finish and an aftertaste a little like grass. Almost no carbonation and fairly thin bodied. Easily drinkable.
Halldorpd (3) - ICELAND - APR 29, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear black, white head, chocolate, coffee, licorice, roasty, medium sweetness, full body. I really like it.
mzaar (890) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska 33 cl. Svart öl med litet smutsvitt skum. Är förvånansvärt svaga dofter, men kaffe och mörk choklad finns där. Smaken är mycket bättre, det är sött och det är mörk choklad, vanilj och röda bär.
Countbeer (2856) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks Tim:
Medium sized, airy but pretty vast tan/light brown head which slowly changes into a thick sticky lacing, on top of a deep dark black ish colored beer.
Smell malts, stingy malts, dust, coffee, cinnamon, wood, autumnal herbs and toasted herbs and some toasted/roasted malts.
Taste toasted herbs, light roasted malts, dusty spices and some dry wood notes, some darker chocolate, light bitterness and a lighter darkened sweetness, some hints of coffee, coffee roast, roasted barleys and roasted herbs.
Well balanced and pretty smooth.
The aftertaste is light roasty with some grass tints and a light bitterness.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel with a light spicy sprinkle, medium body and a light watery but a bit more creamy texture.
Interesting beer and very decent considering the alcohol percentage.
fellebag (322) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. Pours a light brown smooth head. Dead still. Black color. Head like a coffee. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of coffee, oak, hint of smoke.
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Iphonephan (1228) - Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle at sunset in a beautiful and remote spot in Iceland. Creamy head. Low carbonation. Very well balanced with a mild roasted malt flavor and a hit of hops in the finish. Overall a very enjoyable beer.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Höfn, Iceland. Pours a clear almost black with a small beige head. Sweet and dry with aroma of toasted malts and some band-aid. Also of dark raisins. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation.
Snegurochka (291) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml tap @ Rosenberg, Reykjavik
Black body and spare beige head. Dark fruit, anise, soy sauce and coffee. Tastes of roasted coffee, dark fruits and liquorice, with hints of almonds. (12.Jul.2012)
rosenbergh (4664) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. From Iceland. Þakka þér Jere!
Black colour with small greyish tan head.
Sweetish malt, liquorice, brown sugar and touch of soy sauce in aroma.
Flavour is very malty. Not roasted but grainy and a bit burned. Some sweetness accompanied with mild alcohol. Thinnish for Stout but kind of heavy for Schwarzbier so this is somewhere in the middle. Some sweetness that won’t be quite Schwarzbier-y. Well it’s very drinkable and somewhat enjoyable but it’s not quite hitting the spot. It’s not bad far from it. Just something’s missing.
adnielsen (6213) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ hotel room, Reykjavik. Deep brown/black appearance with a tan head that dissipates somewhat quickly. A little smoky, anise, dark fruity, chocolate aroma. Rich dark cacao, espresso, chewy anise, lightly burnt/smoky flavor. Nice brew.