sunevdj (3730) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap or bottle at CBC 2013. Pours black with a light brown head with some lacings. Bitter and sweet with malty aromas of toffee and burnt malts. Hints of caramel. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish.
jeevan (231) - SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours a full dark depth with a deep tan head. Gonna mark the appearance high despite it fairy quickly looking flat and loosing the initial good looks. Aroma of dark fruits, dark malts and some booze. Quite tart at first; providing a bit of a shock to the palate. This rounds off with adjustment and a little time to warm up. I found this beer both challenging - initially - then very enjoyable, particularly the fruity cherries soaked in booze and aged on wood experience. Rich and tangy.
Bov (11456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer without foam; woody aroma with strong notes of black cherries and licorice; some notes of cacao; thick and a bit oily, full-bodied and quite sweet, a fair earthy bitterness and a long woody, chocolaty finish with more notes of black cherries and cacao
llkc (1108) - århus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
duft. dyb sukker agtig duft. sød karamel. sirup mørk malt svag kan af soja. fed dyb duft.,
smag. sød malte sirup. bitter besk citrus agtig syre fra det mørke malt. lidt kaffe sur.
larsniclas (6444) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Systembolaget a couple of years ago
Pitch black with no head.
Sweet, vinous aroma with some tar and cold coffee.
Very sweet flavour with some wood and sour cherries.
JaBier (6412) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours black with a thin brown head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, molasses and cherries. Malty flavor with cherry and molasses character before a chocolate finish.
martjoobolut (2506) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Actually I don’t need notes to remember this one. It was one of my favorite beers. It had really really nice mix of cherries, sherry whisky with some raisins and caramel thrown in. I would really like to try it again to see if it lives up to the memories.
androman (1435) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is sweet fruity, cherry, floral, roasty, slightly smoky. Flavor is dried fruits, dates, raisin, honey, licorice, light liqueurish, red wine, chocolate, bonbon. Heavy sweet, medium roasty bitter, light to medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty bittersweet, light ash and smoke, alcohol is hidden, later softly warms up. Full body, oily sticky texture, flat carbonation. Quite easy dessert beer, unique, interesting.
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
KØLF 281214. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, berries, roasted malt, coffee. Flavour is sourness, berries, alcohol, roasted malt, licorice, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.
Gluepot (327) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2015 A very unusual imperial stout, but what do you expect from the Abstrakt series? The nose is stupendous, featuring leather, wood and some cherry booziness. The colour is near black with (typically) almost no carbonation.
Guess what, the taste profile is complex. Sour cherries sit up front, supported by dark leather, liquorice, woodiness and ripe dark berries. A significant acidity overpowers whatever sweetness existed from the cherries and sherry casking. A touch of booze helps balance the sourness and tougher tastes of wood and leather. A challenging sipper, but a worthwhile investment nonetheless.