rouhlas (313) - GREECE - OCT 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, courtesy of Nils, shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste, roasted malty again and chocolate. Medium oiy body with soft carbonation.
djoeye (1839) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, dark beige head with red small tones, many fine laceworks.
Aroma; sweet coffee malts, liquorice, anise, black caramel, dark brunost, dusty hops.
Taste; cocoa, mocca, black caramel, coffee-sugar, candied hops, roasted sweet malts, all on a fine backbone of bitter juice. Finishes with some warmth, sweet-bitter dark tastes, black chocolate, dusty liquorice aso. Tasty and full bodied.
[33cl bottle, 8.2%abv, BB16.10.18]
fugitive (1392) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Color black with small head. Aroma roasted, chocolate. Taste sweet, roasted, chocolate, dry.
Niller (741) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. Roasted malty taste, dark chocolate, coffee. Oily texture. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Slight bitter roasted finish. Quite good.
markschiedon (263) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
In the aroma I have chocolate and coffee.
The unclear black beer has a medium brown head.
Roast malt, dark chocolate, spices in the taste.
douglas88 (6311) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Zakoon. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown colored head. A big ashy chocolate nose. The flavor is huge metallic roast, chocolate, nutty, huge vanilla. The overwhelming metallic roast is lovely. Some Guinness FES versions have this as well as some aged American Imperial Stouts like Stone RIS and Expy. Soft cocoa and metal in the finish. Damn good.
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort som natta med et rødbrunt skum. Aroma av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og frukt. Smaken følger aroma, søtlig smak med fint innslag av mørk fruk og en fin fylde.
Xavalias (172) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small but persisting, creamy, tan brown head and some lacing. The nose is yeasty, in the mouth it has a medium aroma of roasted malts, with some nuts and maybe a hint of licorice but really not much else. The taste is very well balanced between sweetness and bitterness. Very smooth, creamy, full-bodied palate. Nice and smooth, but without much aromatic character.
mikkellund42 (582) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with medium coffee brown foamy head. Aroma is roasted malt, prunes, apples, sweet licorice, black coffee hints of yoghurt and grassy hops. Taste is light sweet, medium to very bitter, light to medium sour and light umami and very faint salty. Body is milky with light fizzy carbonation. Finish is very long and mostly bitter with notes of malt, licorice, soy sauce, cough drops, chalk and gravy. Excellently rich, complex and balanced!
MichaelAwesome (4566) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with McTapps. Thick and dark with slight sourish background, some milk, coffee and malt. Easy going and easy drinkable with a slightly bitter end. Would have taken a second one.