mmargarucci (161) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Taste is similar, not overly complex with a lingering taste of chocolate covered coffee beans. Carbonation is slightly off leaving a weird palate feel. Other than that a great beer for an Icelandic evening.
johndoughty (4229) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pleasant dark appearance. Reasonable amount of body and easy to drink. Nothing exceptional but still a good one.
mcberko (9200) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Nose is earthy, with toasted malt and roasted barley. Flavour is quite earthy, bringing out toasted malt, earthy notes and no hops. Not overly complex but well-balanced. Decent stuff.
fdomig (534) - München, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle in Reykjavík. Aroma is chocolate, coffee. Appearance is black with a nice brown-ish head. Taste is bittersweet with a light dryness. Very good.
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Bunk Bar. Opaque black, beige head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste has light roast. OK.
BeerandBlues2 (10690) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bunk Bar. Pours nearly opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, light coffee notes, earthy hops and prunes with light molasses notes. Flavor is dark malt dominant, light earthy hops, dates and prunes with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Holmen2 (1735) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD 07.02.15. Dark brown, almost black. Dark, beige head. Arom of roasted malts, coffee and bacon. Similar taste, with taste of bacon flavoured crisps.
Sigmund (5693) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Black colour, moderate beige head. Dryish roasty aroma, hints of old leather and bacon. Dry and roasty flavour too, notes of bacon and smoke. Did not blow my socks off this one.
Holmen1 (3403) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske på rbhd-treff feb-15: brunsvart med tett beige skum. Kaffe og mørk sjokolade er hovedingrediensene både i aroma og smak .Er der også et snev av røykmalt (bacon)? Litt kokos og vanilje som tillegg i avslutningen.
abemorsten (3144) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at RBHD Bjørnøy February 2015. Clear deep mahogany colored body with a light brown head. Roasted notes and raw bacon on the nose. Similar in the mouth. Pungent and lasting flavors. Full bodied and smooth.