Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma has, as expected hints ofroasted malt, sweetness and raisin. It pours pitch black with a thick foam. Taste is slightly bitter and dry in the aftertaste, preceded by a roasted, almost woody, sweetness. Mouthfeel is, for a dark beer such as this, surprisingly thin, would have expected a more oily texture but it lacks in this department. simoneopazz (148) - , ITALY - APR 15, 2011
sicuramente non il mio genere,ma devo riconoscere che Ť un ottima birra,forse un pÚ troppo invadente al palato con le sue note di caffŤ e caramello. IvoR (92) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
[Rated 09/12/2009] Bottle. Pours dark like coffee with a thick tan head. A little low on aroma -- some alcohol smell and hints of malt, but nothing that catches the breath. Flavor is of roasted barley and chocolate. I was trying hard to find another discerning feature, but I couldnít. That doesnít make it bad as there is a very warm overall feeling that lasts well into the finish. Finish is again of roasted barley with some bitterness from the host that shows through the malt. A very decent brew. hackobock (4007) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a thick beige head. Smells of cocoa, some coffee, roasted malt, some sweetness to it as well but lacks hop aroma. Overall the aroma was not that distinct as expected. Medium body, low/medium carbonation. The coffee notes are more distinct when drinking, the finishing bitterness is mellow but long-lasting. onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2012
Pours black with a small biege. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt and a fair bit of booze. Very sweet flavour, chocolate predominates with a background woody note with a fainter hint of alcohol. Nice and sweet.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
S: pitch black, thick, chocolate head
A: roasty, bittersweet chocolate, a little boozy
T: coffee like bitterness, toasty, slightly unbalanced alcohol burn
O: this is a good beer, but unbalanced flavors; itís worth trying, but then you should upgrade to the bourbon barrel aged version; the aging balances out the beer and makes it spectacular!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Nice dark color with a ten head big flavors of dark chocolate and a nice ipa taste at the end nice strong coding in your mouth graet beer doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Lite coffee, sweet malt, mild bourbon, caramel, and biscuit aroma. Black with thick than head. Sweet malt, mild bourbon, and roast coffee notes. Balanced, watery-bitterness, and mild alcohol finish. sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Draft at Mugs Alehouse. Barrel aged version. Sweet and rich on the palate, I get brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Nice smooth mouth feel, Itís sweet but I like it Bricktop86 (839) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 I think this beer is a bit overrated. It has a nice flavor but the after taste is a bit off. It does get bonus points for the bottle art