Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
Pours a foamy tan head atop the black brew. Aromas are of coffee and chocolate though not as strong as expected.
Taste is complex but mostly with the coffee and dark roasted malt as strongest.
It is to bitter for my taste hence the "low" score.
madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle - This is a beautiful pour, with a massive tan head perched atop the jet-black brew. The aroma is disappointing. I really had to get my nose in the glass to get the coffee, vanilla, caramel, as well as an annoying metal smell. The taste is where this beer is at. It’s complex but balanced, with coffee, dark roasted malt, campfire, light bourbon, vanilla, and caramel. Medium-bodied and creamy, though the harsh carbonation detracts a bit. I couldn’t drink too much of this, but as a sipper it’s wonderful. jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2009
500ml bottle. Pours a dark, opaque black with an immense brown head that is thick, tightly-bubbled, and long-lasting. It almost looks like a thick layer of mousse on top of a stout float. It slowly fades leaving huge chunks of foam on parts of the glass, like some sort of abstract sculpture. The aroma is rich and has a viscous, thick malt current and a very strong whiff of espresso. There are some semi-sweet chocolate, aromatic spice, dark fruit, ethanol, and light smoke components to the aroma, too. The flavor starts strong and very roasty - big on coffee. There is an interesting quality - like some sort of aromatic spice - that is hard to identify. It is pleasant though and adds depth and complexity on the front of the tongue. The beer is mildly sweet at mid-tongue as some hop bitterness begins to enter - surprisingly earthy and spicy considering the description says Centennial and Cascade hops. At mid-palate, there is a lot of coffee and just a touch of citrus in the bitterness along with immense flavors of chocolate and very subtle caramel and dark fruit. The finish is dry and extremely roasty with a soft and pleasant citrusy bitter hop note (burps taste more like Centennial and Cascade that I recognize). The mouthfeel is full in body - thick and slippery but not quite syrupy - and has a medium level of carbonation that is crisp at first but soft as it goes down. Overall, a very interesting brew. Very, very tasty. SudsMcDuff (8492) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 4, 2009
Tar, coffee, and chocolate oatmeal aromas .. quite bitter upfront, lots of coffee- loads of it!! -- i really mean that!!! ... a fun well made brew!! I can honestly see myself one morning; waffles, eggs,lots of bacon and a bottle of this!!! evergreen0199 (3492) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer in Borough Market. Jet black stout with a nice beige head on top. Almost like a smoked beer, roasty with hints of coffee and chocolate. Clearly a well constructed beer from those chaps over the North sea in Denmark.
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Part of a side by side wtih Brunch Weasel and Brunch One for One. This one was my favorite. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, smoke and asphalt in the nose. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, molasses and a tiny bit of lactic tartness which worked great with this beer. DELICIOUS!!!!!!! dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2009
dark brown, respectable tan head, sme lace. chocolate, roasty malt, coffee nose. flavor has coffee, chocolate, sweet malt, roasty malt at end. medium bodied, lightly bitter finish. more fun than one should really have at breakfast. bottle from family liquors in homewood. apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Very dark pour with nice thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Tastes of more roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a heady hint of fresh hops. Nice bitter finish. Great creamy mouthfeel. Well done. hallinghansen (3418) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. Black body, with a large brown head. Aroma is lots of coffee, roasted malt. Flavor is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. It has a light bitter aftertaste. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 28, 2009
(bottle) deep black with very generous brown head (watch the pour- I lost some over the rim). Aroma of slightly sweet roast malt, coffee. Full bodied with prominent roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate and sweet oatmeal flavors. Don’t really notice the hops, but the balance is good. Great stout. Would make a good base for a stout float.