BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
22-oz bottle received via trade with FlacoAlto. Pours black with an average, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (straw, bread, chocolate), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of wood and tar. Full bodied, gritty texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Dogbrick (13789) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
This brew pours dark brown with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts and a bit of smoke, plus a bit of hops. Medium body with a roasty malt character backed up by notes of cocoa, hops and a touch of charcoal. The finish is roasty with a hoppy aftertaste. Well done overall. Rune (13508) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2012
Big bottle purchased at Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Carried back home and shared with Finn at a dinner party with the ladies. Huge, tan-coloured head resting on top of a devil black body with a brownish shade. Aroma is mid-sweet with earth and roasted malts. Roasted dark malty in flavour including a touch of chocolate. Sweet ending offset by bitter roastiness. Easy to drink. Paired well with our food (Skibotn, 06.10.2012). Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2012
from Erzbierschof.ch - black beer under a solid long lasting dark beige foam; nice lacework; very roasted aroma of mocha and ashes; a respectable malt backbone and a fair tart bitterness; very tasty palate; long and dry toasted coffeish aftertaste with more kingering notes of ashes - lot of character bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
(22oz bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted barely, light smoke, roasted nuts, and cocoa. Flavor of roasted malt, mild hops, nuts, and light smoke/charred character with a bitter finish.
j12601 (13114) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle shared at the Smoke from the Oak release. Pours a dark black with a light tan head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Medium bodied with a nice crisp roast character. Light bitter cocoa finish with more roast coming through. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2008
22oz bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. Poured a dark, deep brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of lots of roast, light chocolate, and some nuttiness. Tastes of roast, chcooalte, nuts, and more charred malts. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 near black in appearance. smooth and very drinkable. lots of roasty malts and just enough hops to notice. nice lager. it’s a toss up between this and hot rocks. thewolf (12803) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken.Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
enjoyed at the final match day of the Primera Division: Barcelona - Valladolid
Very dark chestnut with a small, fizzy, cola-like head. Aroma has lovely notes of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Quite crisp. Medium carbonation, lovely dry and lightish mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly balanced, very dry. Lots of coffee, hard roasted malts, muscovado sugar, dark chocolate. Long lasting, dry and fairly bitter aftertaste with some flowery hoppiness. Very nice.
I like the style, and buying the bomber at Gordon’s in Watham, I was a bottle past my 12-packer for the plane. Hence an enjoyable and informative sharing with Jeff at Jaspar’s in Nashua. Roasty aroma, black body with permanent off-white little head, with a great drinkability, and this is 10 minutes in the fridge on a warm day. Balanced with a tad of fruitiness, and complexity in the roasted black malt.