bierkoning (13689) - 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 (7286) - 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 (7656) - 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.) Jerre (3823) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2009
Tasted @ Alvinne.
Bottle, 50 cl.
Black color, with a small (dark) brown head.
Aroma strong roasted malts, some chocolate, bit smoke, coffee.
Full body. Taste very intense roasted, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, complex, warming, dry. Bitterness finish.
skortila (5987) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has sherry, roast, wood and chcolate. Slick, oily, black coloured with a light brown head.The taste is bitter, sweet, has roast coffee, chocolate and wood. It’s good!
espenra (1016) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Re-rate february 18th 2011. Tried it on tap at Håndverkersstuene this time. It poured a pitch black colour with no head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, nuts and roasted malts. Flavour is slightly bitter. Massive notes of coffee, but roasted malts, alcohol, dark chocolate and sugar is also present. Long, lingering aftertaste.
This is how this beer should be and I’ve been told that the first batch that I rated the first time was infected.
50cl bottle. Batch 195. Best before 2011-10-30. It poured a pitch black colour with an almost non-existant medium brown head. It reminds me a bit of liquid tar. The aroma is vinous, bordering on sour and smells of alcohol, yeast, dark roasted coffee and a hint of vinegar. The flavour is a bit sour with notes of alcohol, vinegar, yeast, mocca and malts. It has a medium long aftertaste. I had high hopes for this beer, but it’s a bit to sour for me. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2009
Pours like motor oil having lost its viscosity, to a huge, dark-greige head over black beer wiht dark-foxy reflections. Lightly roasted coffeearoma with notes of cappucino and moccha; faint smell of oysters (DMS?). Extremely roasted/burnt flavours, kletskoppen, bitter chocolate, converging in extremely powerful flavours. Flavourwise, the alcohol remains discreet apart from some extra sweetness, but the throatwarming says it all. Near solid, viscous as none. Indeed - "ein Trunk fur Götter"... Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours oily pitch black, no head at all unfortunately, that’s why I gave it 4 on appearance. Aroma of roasted malts, smoke, coffee, choclate, liqourice, sort of vinous. Heavy taste of coffee and choclate, cocoa, roasted malts... well balanced bitterness which blends perfect with the rest. The palate is very oily, flowing almost like a thick soup, wonderful. I’ll definitely try this one at a later occasion. KnutAlbert (6792) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2009
This does not thrill me quite as much as their other beer. It is rather heavy fare, with a full body and a sourness that is more vinegar than funky. It is not balanced enough, and using another yeast strain would possibly made quite another beer. But keep experimenting. And I keep buying more bottles of this to figure it out! Rune (13507) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2009
500ml bottle, batch 195, from Vinmonopolet Sentrum Tromsø. Dense, one-finger head that looks like brownish cream, slowly fading over a jet black body, added by a dark, ruby tint. Dark fruits and spicy anise-like malt to the nose. The flavour is a blend of tart, black berries, acid chocolate and sourish fruits towards the ending. Rather vinous texture and very heavy to drink. Not my kind of beer, but I leave a few bottles for cellaring (at home 22.03.2009).