RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
2013 & 2010 Gold Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival in the Foreign Stout category.

That time of year when the day seems to fade away. Drifting further into the darkness with each passing day. Volume 1 - Foreign Stout - Pours black with licorice, espresso bean, molasses, and black cardamom notes that give way to a feeling of self loathing, burnt opportunities and smoked relationships.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6849) - Vantaa, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2016
355ml bottle. From Alko. Poured near black with a thick off white head. Oat, roasted malt, licorice, chocolate. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Flavor has roastedness, licorice, cold coffee and mild chocolate. Tasty, abv nicely hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kavu (4442) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2016
0,355l bottle from Alko, Keljo. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts with some chocolate, some coffee, some ashtray, alcohol and hops. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EerieDrinks (84) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2016
1 finger offwhite head that leaves lacing. Pitch black beer. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, sweet liquorice, bitter dark chocolate and also some vanilla, sourdough bread and vinous tones as it warms up. Not strong enough aroma to be a 8 but close! Taste is smooth chocolate, salty peanuts and coffee with a pleasant bitterness and a warming boozyness at the back, unfortunately is loses a lot of flavor as it warms up, which brings it down a point. Sadly thinner than I would like but sticks and lingers in the mouth for a long time, which is great. Overall a good impy that wouldve gotten a higher score if it was thick as motor oil, held its flavor for a longer time and was a bit stronger & heavier but still superb, would recommend and buy again, as long as you drink it rather fast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3642) - FINLAND - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted coffee, some light smokey notes and bitter chocolatey vibes in aroma. Minerals, salty licorice and smokey notes in taste. Dark chocolate and bitter notes in finish. Quite soft and smooth when warm enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2675) - Rros, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2016
Black with a light brown head - Roasted malt aroma with some coffee notes - Roasted malt body with some coffee notes and a nice bitterness - The roasted malt goes into the finish with bitterness - This was good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djoeye (4256) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2016
Aroma; black malts, roasted malts, black caramel, liquorice, leather. Look; light brown layer, black body. Taste; roasted malts, liquorice, yeasty prunes, black caramel, juicy cocoa chocolate - leading to a mocca finish. Feel; solid body, soft, nice. Overall; very likeable. [35.5cl/12FLoz.Btl 8.5% BB21/06/2017 B@Alko Oulu Finland]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (529) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Very nice. Smoky, roasty, chocolately... plenty of hop presence... lingering roasty bitter finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (9214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2016
Sample at the brewery. Low fluffy lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Mildly smoked roasted malt coffee aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_queue (123) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2016
A deep black & headless stout with a medium body & soft carbonation. Aroma is rather uneventfulsmoky (roasted malts + Italian roast coffee) and faintly sweet. Tastes similar with smoky malts, cocoa, & coffee up front; sweet licorice middle; finishing dry with bitter espresso. Drinks so smooth and easily for 8.5%. Not bad but nothing special either.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1849) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2016
Clear, black body with a small, brown, rather short-lived head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Dark roasted malty and strong aroma of dark chocolate, chocolate sauce, coffee and leather. Strong flavour of dark roasted malt, coffee and liquorice, with chocolate, brown sugar and hints of anise seeds in the back. Moderate sweet taste with a moderate bitter long-lasting finish. Full body, creamy and softly carbonated. Very nice!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year 4 months after bottling, from Systembolaget Kungshamn, Sweden]

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