yespr (47113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
Blind tasting at sk8vikings porter / stout tasting, beer no 32. Pours dark brown with a red hue. Raisin sweet malty with a dried note. Dried raisin and fruity flavour, with malt note note beneath. Dried finish, well balanced and still with a clear alcohol finish and hoppy flavour. Ungstrup (38246) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of both roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. joergen (29007) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
Black coloured with a beige head.
Roasted aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Sweet and roasted flavour of chocolate and coffee. madmitch76 (25382) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2011
3rd July 2009Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
Opaque black stout. Smooth semi dry palate. Rich dark malt. Traces of smoke and cherry. Has a bitterish finish which jars a bit with the smoothness of the start.
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2007 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Pours completely black and opaque with a light brown head. Vinous aroma of raisins and burned malts. Extremely full-bodied with tons of roasted, lightly burned malt and notes of dried fruits. Distinct alcohol and a bitter, burned finish. A gigantic beer - but hard to finish. Simply too rich. 160806 and 070907
Leighton (22080) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a filmy, tan head. Strong aroma with plenty of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is sweet and rich, very malty, with myriad chocolate and coffee notes. Full bodied with soft carbonation and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. Finishes sweetly with some roast and light bitters. Solid beer. Oakes (18577) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
Black with dark brown highlights. Slightly earthy, deeply roasty aroma with some alcohol notes. Bitter chocolate flavours, chewy fruitcake and light roast. Oily body. Thick. Heavy, dense but a bit tough to choke back and the flavours a little simplistic, clunky. jtclockwork (17101) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle at Paul’s. 2006 vintage. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sherry, baked chocolate bread, light coffee and chocolate roast and cherry vanilla. Medium body. brokensail (16631) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
A: A beautiful looking pour from a 12 oz bottle. The beer is black and viscous with a finger’s worth of tan head.
S: The smell is a bit of a let down, especially considering my hopes for this beer. There is a fair amount of alcohol and acidity to the nose which sort of overpower even the coffee and chocolate.
T: There isn’t any improvement in the flavor, I’m afraid. A strong bitterness to the beer and an almost medicinal astringency. Behind that, the chocolate and coffee flavors do come out, but I’m having trouble getting past the faults.
M: At least the mouthfeel is nice. This is a full bodied beer with low to moderate carbonation.
D: Just too much unwanted and unpleasant bitterness in this beer to overlook it. Hopefully I just got a bad bottle, but as for now, I don’t think I’ll have this beer again. bhensonb (15627) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 This one was labeled "Reel Ale". I think it was. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some hints of dark fruit. So dark you can’t see through it, but with halogen behind it there are some ruby tints along the edges. The tan head didn’t last long. Started with a hint of chocolate, followed by such dark toasted malt flavor that tar comes to mind. Molasses comes along. The near burnt malt covers the tongue. It’s almost smoky. There’s hop too, but it’s hard to distinguish from the toasted flavors. The finish goes on forever, and the hop finally arrives to provide some balance. Marvelous stuff.