Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2000
dense, rocky head. Sweet, fruity nose. Complex, malty - vanilla and coffee; creamy palate; light notes of raisins and plums. Exquisite. TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 4, 2004
Bottled (Helsinki Beer Festival 2004)chrisv10 (17422) - DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
Black opaque. Creamy coffee brown head with bubbles. Caramel, roasted malt aroma. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, like drinking velvet. Slightly alcoholic aftertaste, otherwise ABV is not noticed.
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. yngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Bottled. Almost black, with a tan head. Weak aroma with coffee, burnt malt, hints of licorice and chocolate. A mellow flavor with chocolate, coffee and roasted notes. Full-bodied, with a dryish, bitter finish. This must definately be one of the best Asian beers available. Rating: 8-5-8-4-15-4. 060801jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle. A beautiful looking beer, more or less black in color and with a finger-thick, dense, light tan head. Roasted, licorice aroma with a touch of alcohol. Quite fruity too. The flavor too is really nice, sweet, with roasted malts, some dried fruits, a touch of warming alcohol and a hint of licorice. Full-bodied and smooth, really tasteful. A beer I love to repeat. 110827
Almost black pour with some browns. Nose is caramel and coffee malts. Taste is crisp, sweet cream and cocoa. Rated 1/8/01
brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Can @ AirBNB Palace. Black pour with a big tan head. Nice roasty, graham cracker, and dark chocolate. A touch of vanilla, light ash, and coffee. Not bad. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some graham cracker sweetness, ash, and a touch of vanilla. Dedollewaitor (16158) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
62,5 cl. bottle: Black with a creamy brown head & lacings. Aroma is roasted malts & dark fruits (raisin). Chocolate, coffee & caramel roast. Medium, soft & smooth palate. Great! FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 330ml bottle (Systembolaget, Sweden) (6:5:8:4:15=3.8)MiP (15667) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2005
Jet black, beige head. Soft sweet creamy gentle coffee aroma. Pleasant carbonation, very soft creamy coffee palate. A touch sweet, but a really good rich burntness. Both quite heavy, but also refreshing - doesn’t feel like an 8% beer at all. Some bite to the hops to accompany the burntness. Finish is cocoa-like, and with some hoppy tingle. Very tasty stout.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Birofilia2014, Zywiec) (4:4:6:4:12=3.0)
Sour aroma. Tasted good though. Marduk should rerate!
Bottle. Black and thick, big light brown head (hm, that came out a bit dodgy). Full, sweet flavour, some coffee. Salty liquorice aftertaste. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Sampled from bottle thanks to Kermis @ Deanso. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized beige head that leaves nice lacing. Smell malts, roastyness, earthy. Taste malts, earthy, roasted malts, dark malts, slightly fruits. Medium body and carbonation.