fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2008
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen, Denmark. Clear medium to dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, coffee, peat, iodine. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat.  yespr (48876) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
From tap. Pour dark brown to black with a lacing tan chocolate brown head. Aroma is mild chocolate malty with a light hopy note and smooth fruity accent. Smoked and lingering sweet flavour with a solid hoppy bitterness into the finish. Nice marmelade fruity and sweet mix. Nicely balanced and lasting into the far finish. Quite close to the brunch brew. Rated on the toilet, what a pleasure....:) Ungstrup (38867) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Entered to celebrate my rating number 14,400. Draft and bottled. A pitch black beer with a hug dark brown head - maybe the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen. The aroma has notes of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and wood. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of sugar like dextrose, roasted malt, alcohol, dark bitter chocolate, and coffee, as well as medium notes of wood, leading to a dry woody and alcoholic finish. The alcohol and hops tickles the palate. joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
Darught at EBF 2008.
Pitch black (darker than coal) with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee, liquorice and alcohol.
Sweet and roasted flavour of coffee with notes of dried fruits, liquorice, chocolate and alcohol.
Dry roasted and warming alcoholic finish. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty oaky chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty roasted oaky, licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish with some oaky hints.
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2008
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Black colour, small brown foamy head. Aroma is coffee, some mild roast, alcohol and wood in a nice balance. Flavour is fruits, dark dry fruits, dark malts and some tones of chocolate and vanilla. Aftertaste has vanilla, dark fruits and mild toasted notes.
OK, so my tasting notes were altered ex-post fact, by a sneaky rater (you know who you are!) Although this was the last beer (for me) of a very long night of tasting and sharing, I remember this one being tasty enough, with lots of roasted coffee and chocolate, but not too much else. madmitch76 (26366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
17th May 2009cgarvieuk (26360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Copenhagen. Indeed ’black as coal’. Dark chocolate coloured foamy head. Soft palate. Rich beer! Minerally chocolate and coffee with a definite alcohol spice. Woody sweetness and a very warming finish.
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Tap at EBF Copenhagen 2008 ... One of the Highlights of the Festival ... Deep Black (as you would hope) rich mellow roast malt nose ... Lots of chocolate and a little tobacco ... sweet toffee ... more chocolate ... wondefully smooth and complex... low to mid bitterness... soft moth feel4.3
omhper (25943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle at home ... deep black ... huge dark roast ... light pine hop ... massive roast roast ... deep chocolate roast ... little tobaco nose ...light fizz ... massivle intense roast ... soft chocolate ... heavy malt ... soft wood ... light pine ... sweet malts ...deep fruits ... dark berry fruits ... figs ... rich and deep i think even after 3 years its just perfect 4.4
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2008 Draught at European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. Very black. Intense aroma of vanilla, menthe and tar. Sweet and compact. Powerful and woody with tocbacco and tar in sugar. Thanks to excellent well structured soft malt the inetnse sweetness doesn’t go overboard. A really complex mega-beer that works very well.