fonefan (46664) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown 2 black with a light brown head. Aroma malty, smoked, vinous and hoppy. Flavor heavy with notes of chocolate and sweetness, long.
yespr (42164) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours deep brown with a lacing brown head. Roasted malt aroma, slight chocolate bitterness. Medium bodied. Nutty, berry fruity flavour blending into the malt flavour. Covered in chocolate notes. Clear yeast presence providing some slight herbal note similar to the saison I’ve had.
Ungstrup (35898) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The aroma is powerful and very sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, and yeast. The color is pitch black and it has a beutiful long lasting chocolate brown head. The flavor is sweet malt but with a bite from the roasted malt which gives way to sweet chocolate rolling over the tongue together with hints of licorice. In the end the chocolate gives way to a very dry and rather bitter sensation on the tongue. A great beer with great complexity. This is even better than I remembered.
joergen (26803) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour with a small beige head.
Powerful aroma of port wine, oak, pepper and other spices.
Sweet spicy flavour with notes of coffee, liquorice and fruits, with a roasty finish.
oh6gdx (25972) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark brown/black colour, big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and some "fruityness". Hides ABV very well in both aroma and flavour. Chocolate, old dark coffee, ashes and hops in flavour. Still very pleasant. Full bodied and palated, Extremely welldone. Roasted malts in aftertaste.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pitch black beer with a lovely brownish head. This really is heavy and solid stuff. Notes of licorice and an almost carbon-like driness from the burned malts. But in spite of it’s almost frightening appearance this really is rather easy to drink and the alcohol isn’t really scary. 140798
anders37 (24685) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a very big brown head. Roasted aroma and a little fruity. Hints of dried fruits and chocolate. Roasted flavor with hints of dry fruits, chocolate and coffee. Malty finish with chocolate hints. Very nice.
omhper (24340) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. Very malty, fruity, full bodied. Complex and interesting!
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
26th May 2009
Clear dark brown beer. Crisp and dry palate, turns frothy. Semi sweet chocolate malt dominates with a minerally dry finish and a carbonated bite. Chocolatey and crisp! A bit different!
Travlr (22909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is almost black with a thin, rapidly disappearing tan head and minimal to no lacing.
Smell is of dark fruits, nuts and cocoa.
Taste is very subtle, with plum, vanilla, roasted sweet malt and a dry slightly bitter chocolate finish.
Slightly thin body for its style and strength, but a nice, understated, complex beer. I have one in storage for 13 months so far, very curious to taste it when it has matured a bit.