Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2008 DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, - JUL 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark with red note and thick beige head.
Sourish aroma with notes of bread, peas, kelp and fruit.
Coffee flavour with notes of metal, malt and fruit. Roasted and somewhat sweet with long bitterness.
This pitch black beer has a huge, silky smooth and lasting nougat head, that leaves nice islands of foam. The aroma has notes of chocolate malt and alcohol. The flavour is very powerful and it has a strong, slightly harsh bitterness from the dark roasted malts. It has notes of roasted malt, smoke. berries soaked in rum, licorice, bitter chocolate, coffee and alcohol. There is an additional note, that I cannot pinpoint, but it disturbs the overall impression for me. I’ll have to taste it again (old rating). fonefan (53017) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with a medium to big light brown head. Nice leafy bitter hop tang. Oily mouthfeel. Piney aroma. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2006
Bottle, at Plan B, RBESG pub crawl, August 2005. Black, yes. Dublin, not so sure. There’s certainly plenty of burnt malt, with a light bitterness, but there’s also some underlying sweetness that I wasn’t expecting, especially in a "dry" stout. Also touches of cocoa/chocolate. Goes down smooth. Pleasant enough.
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Mildly roasty malts in the simple but pleasant aroma. Opaque black body with fizzy, low, brown head that lasts throughout. Strong roasted malt and chocolate flavour. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled at Plan B in Copenhagen.
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2005
50cl bottle from my Summer Santa and enjoyed in my Stone RIS snifter:Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2005
Poured nearly opaque with an initial HUGE frothy tan head which did settle after a while but left only okay lace. The aroma has mostly the standard stuff, smoke, coffee, mocha, earthy and a nice dose of plum/berry. The taste is the strong point with this beer, beside all the charred and chocolate overtones, there is a beautiful layer of currant/blackberry running about and even lingering a bit. The finish is more coffee bitterness and smoke. The feel is lively and moderately oily as expected after the pour, a tad too overcarbonated. In the world of many average dry stouts, this one seems to have more character than the norm. I liked it more than the average ratebeerian as well it seems.
(Bottle 50 cl) Almost black with a warm red glow and a nice, creamy light brown head. Weak burned aroma, very weak. Malty flavour - more of roasted than burned malt. Very lively, fizzy head - overly carbonated. 090905 kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
Dark brown colour with a tan head. Fruity choc aroma. Similar flavour with some roast notes coming through. Medium bodied. Drinkable. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
(RBESG05, 50cl bottle) Big beige head atop a dark brown body tinged with red. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty, chocolate, light coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, some chocolate, coffee. Effervescent light-medium body. DanielBrown (4578) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle (?) at Plan B during RBESG 05 pub crawl. Very dark brown, with a nice, leafy bitter hop tang. Oily mouthfeel + some fizz. Piney aroma. This is quite good really.