Palme (4817) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2016
On tap @ Haandfest 2013 as Julequist. This is really dark brown red in the glass and it only has a thin quickly gone dark beige sidesticking foam. The aroma however is really psycho. Loaded with burned coffee, roasted cloves, dark licorice, Christmas spices, a herbal products found in misc immigration stores and chocolate. Impressive and massive. It has a nice average carbonation level, small prickling and the mouthfeel is soft oily. No traces of the avb but it’s really dark and burned! Lots and lots if burned layers, roast, coffee and spices. Liquefied licorice, it’s salty in the finish. Lots of flavors in heis little puppy. Hope this will be made again. 25.05.2013 Finn (7916) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2015
Gave fra Holmen1 til Rune som vi delte på Nerstranda 14 Okt 15. Svart. Høyt mokkafarget luftig skum. Behersket lakrisaroma. Smaken lakris & sjokolade med litt røstethet. Farlig lett-drikkelig. Rune (13375) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2015
330ml bottle received from Holmen1, many thanks. Fair, bubbly, espresso head. Jet black body. Mid-sweet chocolate malty nose, slightly roasted. Taste of creamy chocolate and cocoa with a roasted rind. Dangerously easy to drink. Enjoying (shared with Finn at his place in Tromsø 14.10.2015). tandembrauer (1575) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 On tap at Cardinal (December 2014). Pours black with big and solid beige head. Very special and distinct aroma of chocolate, caramel, milk, fudge, wood, leather, rubber, alcohol. Taste of coffee, liquorice, roasted malt, fir raisins. Cimbasso (977) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
From the bottle (thanks, Jan!). Very dark colour, virtually black, with a thick brown head. Looks like a large frothy espresso. Wonderful aromas of roasted malts and black coffee. The taste is complex with lots of roasted coffee flavours and subtle juniper tones, as if there is hint of Tanqueray gin hiding there. Also powerful liquorice notes and hints of tobacco and dried fruit. There is a long and fortifying dry finish with a good hoppy quality. This is a very special brew, full of character and depth with superb balance. Bravo Lervig and Holmen!
nudiebear (359) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Darker than opaque, very interesting smell. Strong beer with lovely taste. Sweet and enjoyable. Coffee and malt are the primary notes. Slightly odd butterscotch notes from tap. pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours near black with almost no head. Aroma is dominated by licorice, roasted malt, chocolate,vanilla and mild butter. Taste is moderate sweet and moderate+ bitter.Body is medium, texture is smooth/thick, carbonation is soft.
Finishes roasted and sweet with lots of licorice. Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
On tap at Kick. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, coffee, malt, stone roasted notes and grains. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted malt, coffee, caramel and some dark fruits. Medium body, average carbonation. Meilby (11644) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
Draught @ Gastropuben KICK Malt & Mat, KristiansandBottleHound (156) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel and salt licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted coffee, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
On tap. Small brown head. Aroma has nutty chocolate and hints of smoke. Taste of nuts, chocholate and bread.