JorisPPattyn (9666) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark colour, nearly black; dark greige-brown head, fast dissipating. Very (dark)bready, chocolate & varnish nose. Bread aroma gets more burnt - Maillard? Dry, bitterish taste. Grainy flavours like specific dark grains, roaste barley or oats; slight acidic finish included. Bit smoked too. Mouthfeel bit thinnish, unlike all the grainy flavours would suggest. Good dark bottom-fermenting beer. 'Starkol' is Scandinavian perception. Big thanks to Bjorn & Anders for the Jämtlands choice.
Skinnyviking (9137) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Small and quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear dark red brown body. Caramel coffee aroma. Coffee hops flavor in a very good balance. Low carbonation. Long burned malt aftertaste.
gyllenbock (8235) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (old notes)
Dark brown, almost black with a medium brownish head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, coffee and something sweet. Rather bitter and with a long aftertaste.
Erzengel (8172) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 Hab’ das Bier im "Akkurat" in Stockholm getrunken.
Ein sehr schön vollmundiges Bier mit schönen Röstmalzaromen. Ist schon fast etwas dickflüssig, der Schaum leicht braun und lange haltbar. Der Abgang ist langanhaltend und schön Röstmalz-schokoladig.
Test vom 7.10.2007, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 12,14,14,14,-,14 - 13,78
laiti (8171) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Rated on 14.05.2011
Aroma has roasted malt and some coffee. Flavour has roasted malt, some licorice, chocolate and coffee. Very good and tasty, more stout than schwartz.
Cuso (8095) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Akkurat, Stockholm. Almost black color with medium white head. Roasted malt, chocolate and coffee in aroma. Taste, coffee, chocolate, bitter hops, some fruits. Long bitter finish. Nice. Early rating from 7/2009.
Svesse (8006) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is dark brown, almost black with firm off-white head. Nose is malty, roasted with lots of chocolate, black coffee and hops. Taste is roasted, dry and fruity with chocolate, liquorice and a hoppy, bitter finish. Brilliant!
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rbesg, on tap at plain kitchen. dark and almost black with a light beige head. rubbery cocoa aroma, mellow but not that exciting, would like a bit more hop action
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, BB 05/07, thanks to lagomswedish! Poured a clear, deep garnet with about an inch of creamy deep beige head. Aroma was of sweeter chocolates and darker fruits with an interesting herbal grainy twist to it. More chocolate than the nose.. lightly-roasted and rather tasty.. back-end had lots of sweet, tacky notes that became a bit cloying.. sticky, super-sweet chocolate finish. Did I mention that this was sweet? OK feel, but came across as powerfully OK.
ogivlado (7434) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled(500ml). -dark brown colour with a lasting brown foamy head, a bit too sweet just like Hell, strong malty and slightly floral aroma with caramel and chocolate notes, nice bitter finish