arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Pour is dark brown with thin tan head, aroma brings notes of roast, chocolate, spices, hints of caramel, dark fruit, and pine in there, with a more herbal note in there. Taste is a mix of pine and herbal spruce notes, hints of caramel, toffee, some dark fruit mixes with spices, finishing fairly sweet. Not bad. OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011
Shared bottle at RBNAG-11. Black with dark brown edges. Small, fully diminishing choco head. Black chocolate, roasty and peppered dark malts to the nose. Dry cocoa and coffee ground accented malt flavor. Nicly spiced. Firm bitterness. Chalky mouthfeel. Medium full. Burnt and ashy malts in the a dry ending. laiti (8522) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
75 cl bottle @ Nurmo, bottled 02.09.2008, BBE 02.09.2012 Camons (13398) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
Aroma is rather strong on spices. Also some chocolate, salty licorice and herbs. Flavour is salty with herbs and salty licorice. A bit too roasted malt here.
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with a small fast fading tan head, leaving nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, cofffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, sweets. Taste is malt, chocolate, notes of coffee, sweet dark fruit ( plums and raisins ) notes of cinnamon and other spices, some tartness. Thin to medium body, low carbonation. 211211 RuneStumo (2721) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2011
15.10.2011. 0,75l Bottle. Dark brown colour with tan head. Dry and bitter beer with that is a little sour. Roasted botterness and malts.
Ratman197 (15462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of toffee, cinnamon, milk chocolate and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, cinnamon, toffee and light earthiness with a crisp dry lingering spiced chocolate finish. bhensonb (15848) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
750 c&C from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours dark brown/black with a 3 finger tan head. Aromas of wine and chocolate. Brett notes? Full bodied. Vinous. Spicy. Earthy coffee. Chocolate. Arguably a bit bretty. Great with chimay grand cru. marcus (10752) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is also a chocolate and coffee flavor that is slightly sour with a dry bitter finish and a mild alcohol trail. Cunningham (8459) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2012 Bottle from systembolaget. Black colour with an off white head. Nice rich roasted aroma with fruity notes and some vanilla.. Roasted flavour with some coffee, chocolate, light fruity and vanilla. Creamy carbonation. Great stuff! Meilby (11783) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle 750ml @ RBNAG-11
Pours black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.