OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Bottle shared at Columbus tasting 7 - Poured dark brown with a short tan head and some lace. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, some smokey notes and lots of dark fruit. Flavor is full of dark chocolate and dark fruits. Some smoke there too. Oily palate with a soft mouthfeel and good carbonation. Not bad. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Slight roasted malt and alcohol make up the aroma.Pours a very dark brown with a slight tan head.Slight chocolate and alcohol stand out in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with some alcohol in the finish. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
C-Bus 7 Bottle thanks to Madsberg: Poured black with a tan head. Aroma, smoky, dark fruits, some light chocolate notes. Flavor, chocolate, coffee, some smoky notes, and fruits. Pretty solid. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2008 A Mes rate:
Bottle at the end of the night behind the Mikkeller stand at Ølfestival. Wish to god I could remember who gave us this so I could say thanks but alas after all the BGB I just can’t remember. Sadly due to our inebriated condition our notes were a little thin on the ground also so in homage to the evening my notes stay as they are in the book... "caramel, malt, very smoky" that’s it I’m afraid. Damn good beer though! estoves (41) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2007
Black body with brown disapearing head.
Aroma is of roested malt and bread.
Flavor is roasted, bready and sweet.
Subtle notes of smoke.
A burnt aftertaste that lasts long.
Palate is thick and syrupy.
pivnizub (10729) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle: Literally black coloured, small and stable brownish head; a tinge of dark and roasted malt in the quite distinctive alcoholic nose; very robust bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; chocolatey, roast-malty finish with a distinctive lingering bitterness in the salty aftertaste......... illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 Bottle from Kristian (mikkeller). Pours deep brown with and creamy brown head (think chocolate milkshake). Aroma is very roasty, along with some nutshells and perhaps some chocolate milk. Flavor of dried dark fruits, roast, nuts. Strong notes of tobacco mid palate, that carries through to the finish and lingers. Finish also has some alcohol and dryness, and the lager characteristics make an appearance as well.. A decent traditional baltic, but I liked Alderis Porteris better as far as flavor (this has a much better mouthfeel). Do not drink this cold, as the bitterness is unpleasant with the lager yeast. jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Black color with a beige head. Good complex roasted aroma. Very nice roasted body with notes of chocolate and a light coffee bitterness. Roasted mild palate. ekstedt (6932) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle (thanks rickgordon). Dark brown, small beige head. Heavy roasted malt aroma, dusty, with notes of coffee. Medium to full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Starts a bit sweet, ends dry with a bit of alcohol shining through. stouby (4692) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle at home.
Black with a light brown head, fine lacings. Aroma moerate/heavy malty (licorice, roasted/burnt, chocolate), moderate hoppy. Flavor moderate/heavy sweet, moderate bitter. Almost full bodied, soft carbonated.