pentaz (1214) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours pitch black with a excellent glass coating lacing and thick dark brown frothy medium head. Aroma is licorice, burnt malt, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, grass, grapefruit, noticeable lager yeast characteristic lager yeast aromas, hops, brown sugar. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is sticky, light creamy and thick, carbonation is very soft. Finishes super roasted malty, licorice, grass and alcoholic dry. This is a fine treat.
joes (71) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ CBC 2013 and one of my festival favorites. Well-balanced in aroma and taste, with roasted malts, coffee, a hint of chocolate. A little sweetness and nice bitterness. Perfect!
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours black and viscous with an j ch of brown foam. A bit of roasted malt on the nose. Lots of raisin and licorice on the tongue. Itís got some alcohol burn on the finish. Solid for style.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL from a trade on BA. Pours inkier black, thicker mocha foam. Nose is strawberry ice cream, strawberry milkshake, some hefty tar and green olive. Taste is dry, dusty, some harsh acid. Dry, papery palate. Was disappointing.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle shared by GT2: pours an oily opaque with a clingy-lacing dark beige head. Has a rich sweet dark caramel malty nose with some dark fruity Noyes. Starts with good fullness and sweet dark chocolate with some dark fruits before a drier smoky and roasted finish. True to style, enjoyable and complex.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Muddy brown color, small tan head. Aroma of rich dark cocoa, very subtle perfume, taste is rich and roasty dark milk chocolate and subtle raspberries. Delicious.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy brown head and light lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast malt with prunes, dates, and licorice with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with dark fruits, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
devman171 (876) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Bottle share, pour is dark black with low head. Taste is sweet up front, big roast and whiskey, strange aftertaste.
Camons (5609) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours pitch black with a cfreamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, hops. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, burnt caramel, dark chocolate, wood, dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. 030513
Sigmund (4932) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle, kindly shared by gunnar and our beerpal Ole Anders. ABV is 10%. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Excellent aroma, notes of roasted malts, tobacco and leather. Very roasty flavour, fairly sweet, but still remarkably balanced by decent hops.