Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle shared at CBC Islington - London. Many thanks to Josh! Pours deep brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Nose holds sugary chocolate, light roast, burnt wood, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with lots of dark fruits, gooey chocolate, some burnt bread, soft roast, raisins, some burnt toffee. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with some charred wood, sweet chocolate, some alcohol, lots of dark and ripe fruits. Delicious beer. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Draught at Ølbaren, CopenhagenRasmus40 (20318) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2012
Dark color, almost black; small creamy beige head. Delicate aroma of roasted malts, light dark chocolate too. Smooth mouthfeel; caramel and mild chocolate flavor (not the nice dark chocolate), traces of vanilla and in the final hints of liquorice.
Balanced but confusing.
Tap @ Fairbar, Aarhus. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malts, caramel, dark sugar, dried fruit and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 071112 Theydon_Bois (19198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at the Cask, Pimlico - 14/12/12.
Very dark mahogony brown with a thin head.
Nose is booze, dark fruits, leather, spice, Belgian yeast esters.
Taste follows, boozey - but well balanced, dark fruits, sugars, dark toffee, spice, yeast esters a la Beglique.
Full bodied with soft carbonation with a boozy dark fruit finish.
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Black beer with a small brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, caramel, spices, some chilli, syrup, orange peels, citrus, cocoa powder, licorice, coriander, citrus, wheat, raisins, toffee notes. Malty syrup flavor, spices, chocolate, licorice, vinous, some tar, dry hops, floral, orange peels, earthy notes, toffee, some leather and some sweet licorice. Good stuff!
saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2012
Tap @ Fairbar. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, hops, coffee, yeast and chocolate. TBone (17440) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottled 750ml. Tnx anna & fatphil. Opaque black color, tiny off-white head. Roasted, a bit spiceyness in the nose. Medium-bodied. Toasted, spiceyness, some burned notes. Simplish but decent. chrisv10 (17299) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012
Tap @ FairBar. Almost black with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, yeast, plume and candy sugar. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, yeast, plume, candy sugar, chocolate, medium sweet, hop and a little bitter. mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a near-black with a medium tan head. Aroma of Xmas spices, burnt caramel, some burnt cocoa and some charred malt. Flavour follows the burnt aromatics, with burnt molasses, some sherry-like oxidation, burnt caramel and a bit of a smoky quality. Quite heavy, burnt and somewhat spicy. The burnt qualities work well actually. Great stuff. Dedollewaitor (16056) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2012
Draught @ Christian Firtal, Odense. Pours nearly black with a creamy beige head. Nose is dark´fruit, banana and dark malts. Estery. Flavor is candy, roast, alcohol and dark fruit. Full bodied.