FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Black, tan head. Stodgy porridgy aroma, and loads of elastoplast. Massively dry and ashy palate. However, it’s quite tasty, plenty of fruity and citrussy hops.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(50cl bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, oak, citrus, and coffee with a bitter finish. Nice!
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are smoke, roast malt, coffee and hops.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky dark brown. Very coffeeish with hazelnut aromas, light vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Woody, thin character with a sweet, syrupy background. Toasty in the finish. This never really comes together after a promising aroma.
Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It is black with a light brown, lasting and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and licorice. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, fruit, citrus and weak hints of smoke. The finish has a roasted bitterness. It is nicely balanced and pleasant to drink.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Bu11zeye at WSF, thank you Marcus! Pitch black with nice tan head. Rich carob, coffee, and nougat, nuts, and smoke in the aromas. Smooth, clean, nice. Somewhat burnt but in a good, roasted coffee bean way. I really liked this one. Yum.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu 10.6.09.Coffeyish nose. Pale brown head. Dark black colour. Coffeyish slightly bitter taste. Not too sweet. Some hoppiness at end. Very nice one.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown lasting head. Opaque black body. Roasty milky pine needle aroma with citric hop notes. Dry burnt citric pine needle taste with milky sooty notes. Thinnish body. Dry metallic burnt aftertaste with coffee and pine needle notes. Quite nice, but a bit thin and dry. (0.5l bottle, HJ Hansen, Odense.)
mjs (4202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-06-10) Black. Medium sized tan coloured head. Liquorice, coffee and roastedness in aroma. Full bodied and stinging palate with medium carbonation. Coffee, liquorice, nuts, roastedness and bitterness in taste. Bitterness, nuts and roastedness in aftertaste.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Deep black body with a dark brown edge, very creamy lasting mocca head; Excellent very well put together aroma, the more you put it to your nose the more refined and deeper it gets, it has everything: the creamy soft chocolate without being the least vulgar, the roasted malty fruitiness without being neither dry or floral, the piney resin without being to sharp, extremely nice; The body is very interesting but no at the same level as the nose and maybe a little more interesting then really good, there is some thing invisible about it either it is the texture being extremely soft at the same time as being a little watery, maybe it is the fine combination of balanced sweetness and dry roastedness; It finishes very long and grows in bitterness to something that last very and quite dry, at another level you have a cream like soft sweetness almost like condensed milk, it makes again a very interesting combination, this with a very light roasted bitterness makes again a very very interesting combination. Very very interesting and very good beer!