bb (9890) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. Rich, dark mahogony/black beer with a brown head. Light roasty, light chooclate aroma with rich malt. Rich malt flavor with light coffee, light chocolate, and light roast. Fuller bodied. Rich malt and caramel lingers with light coffee, light chooclate, and slight licorice. Finn (8538) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2009
Flaske 0,5l - batch 195. Svart som natta. Skummet er veldig mørkt: Starter høyt ved god lufting og stabiliserer seg på et anstendig nivå i løpet av noen minutter. Sterk aroma av frukt , bær sjokolade og kaffe. Vel avrundet smak som er forbausende mild før en syrlig bitterhet slår inn og bidrar med mer smak: Aner lakris og einer. Tynt lag med sedimenter som stort sett ble igjen i flaska. Alkoholen er godt kamuflert - inntil du prøver å komme deg opp av godstolen 8-) . Veldig bra! KI=-1 . hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2009
500ml bottle. Batch 210 Brewed 20 01 09. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized brown head. Brown edges. Aromas of chocolate, roastiness, cofeee, and caramel. Tastes of chocolate, roastiness, coffee, caramel, vanilla, and lightly earthy. Medium alcohol in the finish. Oily and thick body. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2009
500ml Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, light roasted malts, light chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dark brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and medium hot. Flavor of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, tar, and some cream. Medium body. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. Alcohol, chocolate, cream, and tar finish is a tad chalky. Quite alcohol hot, took off points. gunnar (9978) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle, batch # 195Pours almost black, with a moderate brown head. Aroma of dry roasted malt and wood.
Taste is first of all sour, but not in the acidic way, rather more oilish and complex, red berries are noticeable together with cherry and hints of liquorice. Long aftertaste, starts sweet, ends with dark alcoholic notes, an outstanding beer.
RuneStumo (2739) - Haugesund, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2009
20.05.2009, 0,5l Bottle. Batch 207, Brewed 30.01.09, BB 30.01.13. Black with dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt. The beer tastes a lot and there is a lot of alcohol, hops and roasted malt. The beer is also a little sour, and that gives the beer a kind off vine-like taste. Nice long aftertaste. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2009
(50cl bottle) Black body atop small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, caramel, some burnt/tar. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, dark chocolate, coffee, some caramel, burnt/tar, light alcohol. Medium-full body, low carbonation, nice sipping beer. bierkoning (13893) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle. Black and opague. Even the foam is dark brown colored. Roast and dark chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet roasty alcoholic flavor with dark chocolate, dried fruit and ash. Roastbitter aftertaste with tobacco. A powerhouse, this beer! caesar (7463) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2009
Bottled. Dark color, dark brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, some whisky, oak wood chips. Strong oak and whisky taste, burned wood, chocolat. Good strong stuff. larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Medium coarse dark brown head. Utterly opaque black body. Intense chocolatey vinuous aroma with alcohol and milk notes. Initially dry and burnt chocolate with acidic notes. Complex and hard to analyze. Intense. Full-bodied. Sour burnt chocolate and vinegar aftertaste is beyond intense. Didn’t really enjoy this, I must confess. Smaller sips work better, somehow. Too sour. The pilot batch we tried at the brewery was much better than this. (0.5l bottle, wine monopoly, batch #207. Also rated #195, which was more sour and infected, and generally undrinkable.)