OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2011
12 fl. oz bottle, bought at ØlKonsortiet, Aalborg. Enjoyed at home. A dense ruddy-brown lace, topping an entirly black opaque body. Big and soft aroma of sweet alcohol-soaked dark malts. Lots of hops, notes of rum&raisin and port. Huge malty body. More than medium sweet, but nicely balanced by good amount of bittering hops. Taste is definitely dominated by dark malts. Yet rounded, without being burnt or astringent. Pepper tones and some unsweetend chocolate. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Finishes on the sweet side. A very nice one. Powerfull, yet with a gentle attitude. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2017 Dark black with a small dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is very sweet, and a little bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable. sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Smells roasty with some alcohol, earthy. It is black with brown head. Medium sweet with medium bitterness. Sticky and thick with abrupt alcohol burny finish. Overall, try it you will like it. pineypower (3317) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours black with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, roast, light chocolate and some very slight citrus hops. Taste is thick and syrupy with sweet chocolate, roast, coffee, dried dark fruit, and a light bitterness mixing with some alcohol notes on the finish. Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2011
12 oz 2009 version from my pal Derek. Pours pitch black with a tan brown head and sticky lacing. Great nose of roasted coffee, chocolates and smoked malts. Thick and rich, lightly carbonated with a semi-sweet finish. Flavors of chocolate, dark fruits and licorice. Nice malty backbone. Overall, a solid, delicious stout. Would love to try the BA version someday.
larsniclas (7067) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2011
Bottled. Thx rlgk
Pitch black with a small, beige head.
Slightly sourish. Aroma and flavour with chocolate, licorice, prune and wood.
Pretty sweet. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bottle. Poured jet black with a nice and healthy tan head atop. Initial smell is roasted coffee, finishes with some hops. Coffee and fudge start this one out. Finishes with a nice dose of piney hops. Good beer but expected more after some of the reviews I was getting jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2011
Black with big, foamy, chocolate shake head / Big, complex, nose of tobacco, cream, and coffee / Full, chewy, body, good balance, with minimal traces of alchohol heat, and long, dry, finish / Flavors of cigar box, unsweetened chocolate, dark roast coffee, grass, and vanilla / Very nice. mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2011
Full bodied darkness of some hops punch then a kick. Taste great and I liked it. jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
A fantastic brew.so malty and sweet yet finishes fruity yet dry. It pours a pitch black with a dark head. Justths sight gets you excited about a stout. Tastes sweet and malty and ends dry.I taste dark chocolate covered cherries....sweet fruit and dry. A great brew.