beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - JAN 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a very dark, rich black. Brown beer foam with low retention and no lacing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sherry, espresso and some dark fruit. The taste is very similar with the sherry note coming through in the finish. This bottle seems a bit still. The perception might be very different and less "winey" if the carbonation were normal. Not bad but expected more for the price..$15 a bottle.
TorbenJensen (1499) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stout is black with moderate nougat colored foam. Good aroma of dark malt with a little bit of coffee aroma. Carbonation is soft and contributes to a very mellow and soft mouth feel, where coffee notes blend really well with little English licorice and a little dark chocolate, while a malt sweetness with slight roasted tones are pressing in the background. Bitterness is present, but in a very subdued manner which instead emphasizes malt character with the coffee first. It is a stout that is slightly sweeter than expected, but certainly a nice stout which certainly can accompany an exciting dessert.
mikeyo1 (808) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, aged 4 years. Pitch black color and a fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates. Sweet & dry aroma with lots of cold spicy coffee, vinous dark fruits, oak, nuts, chili, some vanilla. Medium carbonated low to medium mouth feel, dry and a bit sweet, a bit thin. Lots of coffee in the flavor as well, along with nuts, dark fruits, pepper, oak, vanilla. Some light toffee notes balances nicely in the mid taste. Finish is dry and earthy with a coffee like bitterness.
Sparf (272) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Kaffe, ruttet gräs/ensilage och trä i doften.
Träig, gräsartad smak. Överkokta grånsaker och kaffe blandat med söt lakrits. Hu så hemskt!
Avslaget torr till karaktären.
Eftersmaken är lång och överkomlig.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog, had the bottled version a couple of times. One of their better beers.
Pyrmir (5896) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, about 6-7 years old. Dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma a bit vinous, of coffee and green chilies. Taste is pretty dry and vinous, chili and very nice coffee notes dominates.
Nische (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with small tan head. Roasted aroma with coffee, chocolate and cacao beans. Pretty dry aroma and taste. Tastes of sweet chocolate and vanilla together with dry bitterness of coffee and burnt malt. Very smooth and pleasant to drink.
melkior (5) - Borlange, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought March 2012. Had one then and one now, very similar although it´s been sitting in the basement for a year. Pours dark brown/black, head is pale. The aroma is abundant with coffe and a touch of vanilla, hard roasted like. The mouthfeel is dissapointing, very thin, annoyingly intesive carbonation. Cold coffe comes to mind.
VsXsV (4397) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, spicy coffee, green bell pepper, toffee, caramel, chocolate, bread and light vanilla. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of coffee, vanilla, toffee and bell pepper. Light to medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. OK, but a bit thin and weird coffee notes (bell pepper).
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark black color with a brown head. The aroma was rich of coffee, roasted malts and cocoa. It had a full body, rich and creamy with nice carbonation. The taste was lots of burnt malt and coffee that finished strong with cocoa. Very nice.
gyllenbock (8821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in September 2011.
Dark with a small head. Aroma and taste of raw coffee, some green chili and dark chocolate. The body was on the light side. Drinkable stuff.