HenrikSoegaard (10720) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Nice chocolate notes. MOderate bitter soya flavor. Some chocolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
rocbyter (1906) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust malt aroma. Black color with a small tan head. Roasted malt flavor throughout.
thornecb (4504) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing lace. Sour chocolate aromas. Smoky, dry chocolate upfront turning sweet in the lasting espresso finish.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt. Very dark - almost black - with a persistent head. Had from the bottle. Probably the best Icelandic beer you can get, regardless of style.
hopscotch (9380) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Man, this beer was a bitch to find in the database since the label is printed entirely in Icelandic and ratebeer’s listing is entirely English. Thank God for hoosierbeergeek.blogspot.com and, of course, Google. Anyway… Pours clear and mostly black with a small, fluffy, cream-colored head. So-so retention. The chocolaty, nutty aroma presents lesser notes of yeasty Russian black bread, spicy clove and dark fruits. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. Nicely balanced. Leans just a hair toward the sweet side of balance, but pretty even overall. Dark chocolate and roasted nuts stand out in the flavor. Finishes crisp and very clean. Interesting. Flawless. Odd, but good.
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the District. Dark brown/black pour with a small tan head. Weak and discombobulated with coffee, burnt roasted malt, and bitter chocolate flavors. The nose was faint but sorta followed suit.
SirLimpsalot (2315) - SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gummidoft. lite konstig sötma, brödig, aska (!!), sälta, lite rökighet.
Smaken blir lite jobbig.
gunnfryd (11047) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, coffee, licorice. Flavour is dry, coffee, hop, caramel, malt. Bitter finish. OK beer.
gyllenbock (4951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle bought in Reykjavik.
Black with a small head. Drinkable but both the aroma and taste were weak. Coffee, chocolate, caramel and some smoke. Mild bitterness and not that long aftertaste.
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy, good, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark malt, light coffee - chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, dark malt, burnt malt, light licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.