ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark-brown, almost black a good nut-brown head. Aroma of loads of dark burnt malt, black coffee and some bitterness. Taste is vert malty and hoppy in big black body. Strong notes of dark chocolate, black coffee and burnt malt. Bitter grapefruit bitterness. Long dry finish.
finol (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Pours black with a beige head, very porter like.
Actualy there are some porterlike qualities to the taste as well, rosted malts and some acidity.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black color with a small head. Body is medium to light. Taste is coffee and roasted malts with a bit of dare I say hoppiness? Somehow, it’s just a bit tart. Carbonation is a bit crisp but the flavors don’t meld all that well.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cL bottle, courtesy of omhper. Thanks, Per! Pours a very deep dark mahogany color; bright off-white head with creamy, medium-sized bubbles (almost like milk froth) with textured, thin lacing. Plenty of nougat and lightly roasted malts in the aroma; cocoa powder and chocolate; sweet without being sticky. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: plenty of cocoa and milk chocolate and nougat; a warm vanilla note permeates the mid-palate, with a bready note, and slight citrus adding some nice acidity. Lengthy, doughy and vanilla finish; ends quite soft (think: cloud).
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, chocolate and more coffee. Darkest brown, fair toffee head. Roasted malt flavour, good bitterness follows. Complex, feels like a Belgian. Smooth, with hints of fruit and nuts. Fabulous Beer!
pilsnerrogge (2908) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very bitter and very roasted, somewhat unbalanced. I prefer Hell!
bergstaden (2814) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olmost black with a light brown head - Good malt aroma with hints of roasted malt - Good malt body with some notes of roasted malt and there is olso some notes of chocolate flavour with some bitterness - The malt goes into the finish and lingers for some time - This was good
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) ’02: IMHO one of the best beers at RateBeer ’02. Molasses aroma with some deep hops, brown color, super long aftertaste. Very bold and complex. An aptly named brew.
pivo (2684) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light chocolate and roasted malt nose, dark brown color, foamy low head Quick sweet taffee malt, peaty undertones. A little butterscotch is unfortunate in the middle. Powerful woody, roasted grain end. Lingering coffee-like bitter in the sides of the mouth. Medium body, metallic mouth feel. Big punch at first then a long tapering profile.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. Tasted at home. No yeast at the bottom. Reddish dark brown colour with a nice fine head. Light aroma of roastedness, maltness and little fruit. Very tasty flavour with notes of roasted malt, and with a sour touch, maybe from the roasted malt. Very dry at the end, but well balance between the hops and thr roasted finish.