Grovlam (4247) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Small fizzy beige head that mostly diminished. Mahogany color. Spare lacework. Lovely roasted malt and smoke notes. Light grain and caramel with light fruity notes. Over the palate moderated roasted malt and smoke. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Mix of light to moderated bitter and sweet flavor in balance. Smokey lingering finish. Quit nice. 6 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 14 faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 18, 2007
50 cl. bottle. Pours a deep dark brown colour with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, some smoke and slight coffee. Good mouthfeel. the flavour has a good roasted maltineness with smoke, roasted caramel, dark fruits, bitter hops and liquorice. Roasty bitter finish. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2007
500ml bottle (Poseidon, Helsinki)
Dark, almost black, tiny head.Salty liquorice aroma. Rich burnt taste, not too overpowering. Also good coffee and liquorice components. Full body, long burnt malty finish. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a slim beige head. Aroma of fruit and smoke, liquorice and roast malts. Interesting mix of flavours, coffee, smoke, fruit, hops liquorice, spices and chocolate with a long bitter finish. Medium bodied, smooth, lightly carbonated. It works - nice. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2007
Reddish brown of color wth a beige head. An aroma of smoke, hints of fruits, sweets and liqurice. A flavor of liqurice, smoke, spice and malt.
BeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
[Sampled to VinterCup in Sdr. Bjert with Asger.]
A porter? Hmmmmm, I find it different, but very nice. Nice notes of smooth burnness, ingredientfull of grass, wood, softness, coffee, cream, smoke, weak fruits and very english in its way. A mix of a mild bitter and a porter. An english schwarzbier! Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle, Kiddlington Sainsbury’s. Deep black/brown, beige head. Grass, and charred wood aroma, sort of a bright burned smell, mixed with the almost burned smell of perked coffee (with a bit of artificial creamer). Strong drying roast character, blended with a puff of smoke and earthy hops. Fairly aggressive carbonation. There are some nice things about this beer, but it feels like it doesn’t quite know what it’s supposed to be. The smoke is an interesting surprise, but to my taste, it needs either less roast or more sweetness. As is, it feels unbalanced and kind of harsh.
RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Black beer with a reddish tinge. The aroma is lightly roasted and bitter coffee, and the flavour is smoothly bitter, roasted and mildly sweet at the finish. Overall a nice smooth drink. Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Fair to middly - wanted this to be great, rich etc... Yes, there was a fantastic aroma, smokiness, and look, but lacks head, length, and legs. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are molasses and chocolate with sweetened coffee. Some soft spices and vanilla. Flavours are caramel and chocolate. Smooth with light berries. Suitably dark.