Maracuja05 (1629) - Mainz, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2016 FatPhil (17077) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (6:4:7:4:14=3.5)
Enormous savoury aroma, it’s like concentrated gravy, but sweetish too. Some coffeelike roast too. Some wooliness too. Full palate, smooth, but nice carbonation. Rich roast more dominant in taste. More coffee. Finish is where it shines, the roast lasts forever, nd has black chocolate cake written all over it. Nice!
Rerate: Oops, ditto! (7:4:7:3+:13=3.4+)
less savoury this time, less coffee too. Slightly harsh palate as the combination of the coldness and keggy carbonation is too aggressive. There’s less going on everywhere, but that does mean it keeps the 8.5% well under control too. Deep down, I prefered the bottom half of the glass shared with mjs before. Looks - black, and that head is so freaking dark it’s like koff porter - wowsers! Good but not great. Not a bad accidental rerate at all.
11-12-16 // bottle at home. Trade with hackobock. Thanks!! Black beer with a nice foamy brown head. Intense coffe notes in the nose and on the tongue. Dark roasty malts. Coffe, espresso, light chocolate. Light bitter finish. Long lasting finish. Good! TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2016
Pours pitch black, with a firm brown head.
Complex, solid aroma, roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate, tobacco, hops, tar.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Rich, complex, slightly developed taste, solid malt backbone, roasted notes, coffe, licorice, chocolate, tobacco, tar, faint hints of smoke, something reminding me of menthol or eucalyptus (!).
Very well made, well balanced, a sipper that you could easily powersip a pint of. (2016-12-08) Greven74 (9) - - OCT 21, 2016 does not count
chocolate aroma, brown foam, black color, medium bitterness, salty, full body, long finish, Beerhunter111 (22500) - P´Castle, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
Sehr dunkel rötlich braune Farbe, geringe bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, süß, schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack süß Röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig, Vanille, vollmundig. Homer321 (5190) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle thanks to Santa angst. Nose is dried dark fruit, molasses, light tobacco, earthy, dirty, light anise. Medium sized brown head. Taste is similar. Strong in tobacco and currant flavored. Definitely on the dirty earthy side in a good way moderate to strong alcohol warning but never hot. A faint Brett? Character as it warms. Very nice.
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 16, 2015
Keg at Craft CG, London. Deep dark brown. Aroma is big sweet cocoa coffe and vanilla. Taste is intense coffee vanilla cocoa. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, great bytemesis (9196) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle thanks to _angst_! Pours inky black, medium creamy tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is anise, chocolate, molasses, sassafras. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, heavy on the molasses and anise for sure. Full body, creamy mouthfeel Dahlstrom (439) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a smal mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste reflects the aroma, but a bit more roast (very unbalenced) Medium-bodied. Low to medium carbonation. And medium bitterness. - - - "Old bottle? Don’t remember it this way..." LLaurin (526) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
Black!!! This is dark and a real chocolate and coffee nose. Also some charcuterie in the nose. Rich and intense taste and a long lasting taste. Some caramel and burnt notes in the final. Candy sugar. tandembrauer (1617) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with brownish head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, cold coffee. Tastes bitter sweet. Smooth mouth feel. A very good imperial porter.