brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
A: The beer pours a very dark brown, pretty much black, color with a thin layer of tan head.
S: Can you say nail polish remover? I thought I was having a Drake’s barrel aged beer for a moment. Huge nail polish remover, acetone, and ash with a very, very harsh acidity to it.
T: Just a horrible flavor as well. Ashy and chalky with sharp acidic notes. The nail polish remover and acetone notes are in full force on the flavor as well.
M: Medium in body with a low to medium carbonation and a lingering burning sensation.
O: Truly awful stuff.
MiP (15028) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at KØ09. Cloudy black colour. Very small light brown head. Slightly rough bitterness. Faint hint of coffee. Too much malt bitterness for me.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ØLbutikken. Black - brown head. Roasted, burnes, sharpness, sharp hoppy, nice smokey - could use some more, light fresh grass (vegetables) hoppy, coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, light tarmac notes. Lovely.
Oakes (14841) - 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.
chrisv10 (14271) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dry and bitter.
gunnfryd (13850) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at KØ-2010. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, coffee, malt. Flavour is sweet, smoked, coffee, malt, hop. Easy drinkable nice beer.
bhensonb (13612) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours really dark brown with a 3 finger frothy/foamy tan head. Aroma seems mostly chocolate at first, then a bit smokey. Not getting hop. There’s also a burning sensation in the nose from excessive and repetitive deep inhaling. Full bodied. There’s smoke, there’s chcoolate, there’s citrus bitter. The smoke isn’t bacon. It’s frickin burnt wood. Like charred, quenched and left to moulder. That’s not bad, it’s just kind of charcoal. And it seems chocolate always comes back in the end. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. Now I’m thinkin charcoal and baking chocolate. This is pretty complexly changeable, if you can have complex with about 3 primary inputs.
jtclockwork (13271) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Tan head. Nose of smoke, peat and chocolate malt. Taste is ashy chocolate malt and smoke. Underwhelming.
argo0 (12856) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some dark chocolate, smoke, faint cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some smoke, light dark chocolate. Soft medium-full body, somewhat creamy.
FatPhil (12779) - 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.