tmzl (304) - SLOVENIA - MAR 5, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 YO, deep chocolate and well developed vanilla, very smooth medium chocolaty roast bitterness, nice subtle cognac undertone.
DroolYeast (1366) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cognac and sherry notes. Black colour, tan head. Taste is moderate malt bitter and light+ sweet. Full body, oily feel, chocolate malt cognac finish
ciocanelu (1929) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with creamy, tan head. Aroma has lots of chocolate and dark fruits, some wood as well. Taste is quite complex with barrel character, dry wine notes, dark chocolate, roasted malts, some cherries, really bitter finish and aftertaste with roasted malt but also hops. Body is quite light for the style and ABV, also quite dry. Overall it’s quite good and complex but it lacks some mouthfeel.
fiery_1 (691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, thanks Sergiy. Still roasted, Cognac and Sherry elude my palate. The American hops over powers. I do feel some burnt harshness is lessened by some sweetness.
beerplace (1329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from 16th liquor store, tasted at Brian’s. Aroma is burnt malt, some woody and grassy character and some sherry notes. Taste is pretty the same character with some residual sweetness. Very good one if you like burnt malt beers.
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. No lie that this is black as a ball. As good as jet black in the glass with a nice brown head light lacing head. It has a strong nose containing of wood, cognac, dark chocolate and licorice. Quite nice, and it has lots of flavor as well. The first thing that pops in my head is chocolate box. There’s slightly mouthdrying wood and licorice here also. Ends with a lingering dark roasted aftertaste. Really solid! 03.05.2014
Klimaet (2332) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old notes. On tap at Mikkeller and Friends, I think. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasty, dark fruits, licorice, sugary, subtle bitterness, cocoa, oaky. Taste is coffee, roasty, malty, light hoppy, dark fruits, licorice, sweet barrel notes.
sunevdj (4038) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC 14. Pours black with an off-white head. Sweet with a light bitterness. Aromas of toasted malts and chocolate with hints of cask wood and caramel. Grassy hints. Medium to full bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Bitter finish.
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, aged for a year.
Pours Very dark brown, close to black, with a fat, fine mocha head. Seems quite carbonated.
Nose has nicely roasted and toasted malts, chocolate and molasses. Not much barrel character, though.
Very smooth mouthfeel, half bodied, with lots of molasses and chocolate flowing over your tongue, yet a very slight hint of sherry fruitiness and a bit of heat from the cognac. The chocolate lingers for quite a while, and slowly turns a little ashy in the mouth, meant in the nicest way possible..
Koelschtrinker (19101) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel malziger Antrunk, der durch hopfige Noten ausgebremst wird. Schokoladennoten sind zu einem geringen Anteil vorhanden, die Würzigkeit verharrt auf angenehmem aber noch ausbaufähigem Level. Ab dem späten Mittelteil trocken, etwas Kaffee. Gelungen. 10/11/11/11/8/11