johnnnniee (3152) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the meeting last night.
Big chocolate and roast with hints of earth and smoke. Nice RIS
langeveld12 (303) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours an average frothy light brown head that slowly diminishes. Body is coffee black.
Aroma contains moderate malts (caramel, coffee, chocolate, cookie, hay, roasted and toasted malts, nuts), moderate hops (flowers, spruce, lime, orange), light yeasts (dough, leather, mold) and grape, raisin, plum, forest fruits, raspberry, cassis, alcohol and cola.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic and sweet, followed by sweet, sweet and light bitter and finishing in light bitter.
Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Woa! Indeed a big beer. Flavorful, subtle, complex. Really good.
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Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black body with a medium tan head. Roasted notes, along with liquorice, dark sugars, coffee and dark chocolate.
dandeman (707) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille chez Prohibition Pig Vt. Café et chocolat au nez, ainsi que de la vanille. Assez traditionnel comme olfactif. Noire, opaque, pas beaucoup de mousse. Le chocolat, le café et la vanille se répètent en bouche mais sont accompagnés d’une petite sensation de crème brulée. Les déclinaisons de caramel, en soutient aux notes de chocolat me jettent par terre. Quel délicieux produit.
piscator34 (2181) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate and prunes. More complex in the mouth with the chocolate and stewed fruit notes mixing with dark roast coffee, vanilla, and earth. A bit ashy on the finish. Solid, albeit a bit stale.
drjoeng (326) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick sweet syrupy nose redolent of plums.
First mouthful is strongly alcoholic, syrupy, sweet, smoky and peaty with a finish reminiscent of old leather. Tastes just like an Imperial stout. Full bodied and gravid.
Very similar and in intensity identical to the Abstrakt 10.
As you continue drinking, there the bitterness becomes more intense and the nose approaching that of a nice traditional wheat soy sauce, like Tamari. You have to almost inhale past this salty first impression to get the plums and dates that you had first. This I believe is a function of the alcohol content progressively blunting the olfaction,
For me a single pint experience. Rips the guts out of everything else and fills me up so quickly that I’m good for little else after. I find myself craving something greasy, like some nicely grilled bonjiri or chicken skin.
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pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Csakajósör - Very dark colour with a massive creamy brown head. Nice aroma of coffee, some burnt bread crust and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation and a thick texture. It finds the balance betwen hoppy bitterness and roasted malty aromas. Long dry finish with a desire for one more :)
Maakun (2029) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared bottle. Pitch black with small light brown head. Marzipan, lots of roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate pudding, fresh citrusy hops. Taste is medium to strong sweet with medium to strong roasted and hoppy bitter finish. Body is quite a bit short of full, which doesn’t really work well with the bitter finish for me. Otherwise really good RIS.
AndySnow (5448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: De Molen Beershop, Bodegraven. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, chocolate, some liquorice, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, spices, alcohol, liquorice.
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a medium lightbrown head. Roasted malt aroma, with chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, light bitter with a warm chocolate and coffee end.Nice!