cgarvieuk (22702) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Hotel room in Amsterdam ... to make room in luggage ...solid black ... bubbly tan head ... odd ovaltine ...roast malt ... bitter roast up front ... lots of caramel sugers ... Stella recons its gone off
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Basically black with a small beige head that leaves a fine ring of lacings.
The aroma is malty with notes of dark sweet berries, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and charred wood.
The flavor is medium sweet and bitter with a decent roasted malty backbone with notes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Not as much fruit aromas as in the nose. Hints of charred wood. The finish is dry and bitter with notes of minerals and licorice.
Medium body and a bit too sharp carbonation.
A nice stout, comparably full flavor profile.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black colored beer, with a thick foamy almost brown head. The aroma of dark fruits with roasted malts. Hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste is bitter of roasted malts. There is coffee. It’s very dry. Notes of chocolate. In the back a little sweet. The aftertaste is very dry and bitter for a while.
Nisse666 (6745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2010-02-13, Göteborg
AR: pity/smokey, coffey, malt bread
AP: sout black body, brown wee bubbly head
F: pity/smokey, coffey, malt bread, great bitterness, bourbon vanilla
hirigalzkar (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small but nice looking latte coloured head. The aroma is all about dark malts, coffee beans and such. Notes of mint (hops), chocolate and espresso coffee in taste. Aftertaste is bitter of dark coffee.
Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours a black color with nice brown head, which leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted and burnt with coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, and charcoal. Flavour is really burnt and roasted with coffee, charcoal, liqurice and some hints of dark chocolate. Body is medium to full, carbonation is soft, the texture is rather creamy and smooth. Finish is bitter and rather dry. A tasty stout.
Linnet (1760) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown medium sized creamy head, lacing.
Ar: Smoked meat, acidity, heavily roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, fruitiness, smoke.
F: Exactly the same flavour as in the nose, ending with a lingering bitterness. Lovely!
M: smooth yet refreshing, small bubbles.
T: Once again nynäshamn prove that they are masters of the porter/stout-segment!
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark pour resaults in a pitch black beer with a dense thick dark brown head that leaves some nice spots on the snifter used. Aroma is heavy and malty, charcoal, dark chocolate, caramell, coffe and some ashtray. Flavour is malty and round with lots caramell, heavy roasted malt, coal, light hops and minerals. Ends on a very dry and bitter note with lingering dark chocolate and light smoke. Mouthfeel is fairly full and creamy smooth. Very flavourfull for the (fairly) low abv.
abemorsten (3591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with brown head. Excellent lacing. Herbal and hoppy on the nose along with roasted and smoked malts. Tastes burnt, lightly sweet and acidic. Alcohol. Feels syrupy. Medium to full bodied. I like it!
(Served a bit on the chilly side from [email protected]
Små Rum, 12.1.2010)
Tried it later in the evening at Rover. They served it more temperated and it drank a bit smoother. The smoke malts became more apparent.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JAN 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown coloured with a small light brown head. Aromas of caramel, leather, roasted malt, some smoky peat, chocolate and coffee. Flavours of coffee, licorice, tobacco and some caramel. Roasted, balanced, great..