stevoj (5569) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015 DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from Bottle into Snifter glass.
Pours a smooth black/brown with a thin tan colored head that remains atop the glass and leaves nice lacing down the glass. Aroma has some grapefruit bitter-sweetness, mild roastiness, bitter chocolate but I would say the hops definitely pop out at you. The flavor is sweet with hop flavor and chocolate. As it warms there are more citrus, roast, chocolate and it has a stronger alcohol presence. Its medium-full bodied and has a very slightly dry finish. Its a pretty tasty beer although I would have hope the body was a little more crisp and the chocolate flavor was a little more bitter.
Bottle share thanks to Toby. Dark for a strong pils, lots of malt, roast grains present but subdued. Bittersweet. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark colored beer. Tan head. Smell is full of dark fruits and roasted malts, some hops noted, but not much. Taste is easy drinking, rich, without much abv noticed. Good beer really. Most all of the stone collaborations are. MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2014
Backlog - Bought at Systembolaget. The dark malt aromas dominate with a packing punch of hoppy aromas on the back end. Loved the bottle art. kerenmk (5169) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at tom’s place. Thanks ariel. Old bottle, at least from 2009. Dark brown-black with tan ring. Sweet aroma - some nuts, raisins, raspberry and marmite. Sweet, very faint coffee taste. No carbonation, full body, long finish. Interesting. Nische (2516) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
Rated from backlog. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Very dark brown, almost black. Smells of anise and licorice. Strong licorice taste. Thick. Alcohol on the finish.
Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
7/17/2010. From bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of alcohol, roasted malt, dark fruit and hops. Not bad at all. JStax (7175) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle thanks to a generous trader. Pours dark brown to black with a hkgaki colored head of foam. Aroma is burnt grain and a tint of sourness. Taste is grainy and sort of spicy. A hot alcohol aroma comes through strongly. A little rough of a palate. Lilja (3489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
Måste ha fått ett måndagsexemplar. Smaken lyfte kraftigt komplext men var väldigt spretig och visste inte var den skulle landa. Lite avslagen och unken i eftersmaken. laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2013 35,5 cl bottle @ HBF. Rated on 20.08.2010shamansurf (2) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
Aroma is rather hoppy with exotic fruits, some nettles and hints of gooseberry bush. Flavour is slightly sweet with rather aggressive American hops, exotic fruits, nettles and an ashy feeling. No signs of pils here, but good stuff anyway.
Off the charts. My favorite beer ever. Still looking for it on shelves but I’ve cleaned out my local shops. Solid brew, heavy but hopped heavy for some lilt in the mouth feel. Blackberry, blueberry, oaky malt, an almost medicinal feel on the palate and it seems to have restorative properties for the body.