sayravai (4711) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2010
Very dark brown with a brown and small, but firm head. Aroma is quite strong and pleasant: dried fruit, coffee, roasted malt, licorice, touch of burnedness. Flavor is sweetish and fruity, licoricey, but also dry and roasty - even slightly burned. Burnedness is not irritating, though, with lots of other flavors to cover it. Almost full-bodied, and smooth despite the slight ashiness and foamy carbonation. A pleasant, roasty and full old ale. charlotte (5425) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2010
Draught at Ølbaren.Pitch black colour with creamy beige head.Aroma of dark chocolate and rosted coffee,nice smooth mouthfeels and creamy mild flavor of caramel. Plovmand (8616) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2010
On cask at 4:20. Pours black witha creamy longlasting tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel, light chili, dark fruit, light spicy and have notes of chocolate. The flavour is light chili, sweet caramel, light roasted, some chocolate and dark fruit. Complex and very delicious! thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle from Kris Wines.Almost black with a small capuccino head.Rich fruity chocolate nose with some roast. More fruit in the mouth, with bittering roast in the finish. A wonderful night cap. Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2010
bottle from Darts Farm Topsham. Deep brown colour, almost black, small beige head. Arom aof fresh baking yeast, after a while aroma of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Full-bodied, caramel, roasetd malts, bitter chocolate, espresso, raisins, dates, prunes.... complex, very pleasant and smooth palate. A delicious beer.
hawthorne00 (4111) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle, 15C. Black with an inch of tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, prunes, vanilla. Velvety mouthfeel, but quite astringent - goes from very smooth to a little sharp at each sip. Taste has sweet mocha, dried fruits and vanilla. Earthy and tangy. Slight alcohol burn. Bitterness almost pops out at the end with astringent coffee and late-arriving dried orange peel. Deep and interesting, but doesn’t quite mesh as a whole. Might well come together on keeping, but very good now. olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2013
On tap at Bishops Arms. Sweet and malty with marmalade and chocolate. Similar taste, but also some nuts. Christmasy and sweet. LoFi (1753) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2013
Black with a beige head.
Licorice, chocolate, fruity, coffee, honey, balanced roast.
Above medium bodied, smooth.
Very nice. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Enjoyed during a beer tasting at La Cafe a Bulles in Paris, FR, which is an awesome beer store in this city. Appearance is pitch black, slightly looks like a cola with a rich dark rim. Aroma is of chocolate and light yeast, has a great smell. Taste is kind of bitter with light dry chocolate notes, really good stuff, happy to have been able to sample this. daje (4535) - NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
Bottle at Øltorget, march 5th 2013. Dark dark brown body, nearly black in appearance. Good beige head keeping control on top. Aroma is very fruity, blueberries, blackcurrant, mango, also lots of chocolate and black malt. Taste is living up to the aroma, with a nice balance of fruit and malt, there’s blackcurrant and plums meeting roasted malt and chocolate. Close to excellent! Finishes with dry fruit and roast, and a dry palate. A porter to enjoy!