dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2003
almost black in colour, very strong foam after pouring it out into glass. Very chocolatemalty tast with fruity flavours. Mouthfilling until the very last. pivo (2688) - GERMANY - DEC 23, 2003
Light toasted nose doesn't betray the big taste that is soon to come. Opaque black color and a big frothy sticky head. Very complex with tastes of dark fruits (plums, raisins) and a licorice even peaty finish. Borders on being a smoke beer. Thick body and an oily mouthfeel. Very long lingering profile. YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Oih, what a nice one. Thank you so much Hobbit and Jacob - Dänemark lebe hoch! Chocolate and coffeebean nose. Opaque, little fizzy head, leaving brussels laces on the glass. Coffey, smokeey, bitter chocolate, also nutty and meaty taste. Smooth. JCW (1279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2003
This beer is a classic for the style, the best I ever had. Dark brown looks very stoutish. Aroma is chocolatey and sour. Flavor is burnt, sour and slightly salty. Creamy mouthfeel with a bitter finish. Many Thanks to Raindog for this one. andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2003
UPDATED: APR 10, 2004 Draught, pint glass. Dark brown colour with creamy, lighter brown head. The foam is not long lived, however. Flavour was intense, full and lasting with a good balance of smoke, licorice and hops (even some tar and coffee) which was well contrasted with the high alcohol content. The mouthfeel was thick and greasy partly due to a low amount of carbondioxide which made drinking the beer very pleasant. Excellent!
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Rerate, 33 cL bottle. The bottled version gave an even better impression with longer lasting head (a nice layer of foam remained until the glass was empty) and more details in the aroma and flavour. Reminds me of a good Islay single malt.
Near black with a big,brown head. Short lived but leaves ring. Sweet,dark fruit,roasty,slightly smokey aroma. Mouthfeel is creamy/oily. Body is medium to full. Flavors are sweet,with dark fruit,roast,and great smokiness. Smoke has a charred-wood character. Finish is bittersweet with lingerings of smoke. Nice smoked Baltic. Unfortunately my last beer from the trade with Madsberg(sigh).Thanks Mads. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
Brown head, black body. Smoke, liqourice, coffee. Special and nice, but not my favourite. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2004 Dark brown to black body with a nice foam on top. Taste is roasted malts with a nice balanced smokey finish. JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2003
Jet black. Very dark brown, thick irregular head. nose with dark & roasted malts, roasted barley, chocolate, mocca, black cardamoms. Very smokey taste, tobacco-like, and bitter choclate. Quite bitter overall, not only malts, I detect some bitter hops too. Retronasal the bitterness gets a tannine)like character. Quite full mouthfeel. yet this has refreshing capacities. Long bitter aftertaste. A beer with a bite, and one to bite in. Thanks for the tip, Josh. Lisbeth (14) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2003
It taste like I presume that a ashtray who is cleaned by this beer, therefore it is very smokey