FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle - shared by sweet buttery butternut aromma. I do get coconut too. Mashy and underfermented. Nice smooth palate, but in some ways a bit watery. coconut again comes through in the soft roasty body. Finish carries nice soft vanillaey US whisky waves, leaves you with pleasant softness ans warmness. Even 3.6 might be an under-rate.
rosenbergh (6789) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. #1782. 183 LYN. BB 30/05/16. Courtesy of mjs.
Pitch black colour with a tiny tan head.
Alcohol (whiskey?), roasted malt, sweetness, darkness and more sweetness.
The flavour is sweetness, alcohol, whiskey and some hoppy dryness. Not boozy. But alcohol is very evident.
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VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.5l, thanks to mjs. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey and malts.
mjs (4584) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 30-05-16, courtesy of baggio, thanks Robert, 20130406) The beer poured black and oily. Its head was small and white. Aroma had vanilla, roasted malts, coconut and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, wood, vanilla, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had vanilla, wood, roasted malts and bitterness. The Natt had softened nicely but the coconut component in the aroma was not a pleasant surprise.
Cory (312) - , California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma sweet coffee and hazelnut. Slightly bitter. Very creamy (almost milk like) with a short finish and no after taste. Goes down easy.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Secret Santa. Pours opaque black with dark tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, little bit of the barrel, booze, and roasted malts. Flavors is like the base beer but lacking a little of the sweetness and this version has a little more heat and a light barrel notes with the barrel and vanilla. I liked the base beer a little more, but this is still damn good.
MacBoost (1273) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cola black with almost no head. Aromas of oak, bourbon, chocolate. First sip reveals a sticky sweet jack Daniels tinged marshmallow stout. Mellow. Really nicely finessed. Refined. A touch on the sweet side, but otherwise a great beer.
doublebock (502) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with thin layer of tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and port. Smooth and comlex palate with a big vanilla bean flavor as well as chocolate liquor. Finishes with a espresso grinds. Subtle bourbon barrel flavor.
Joakgust (886) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl - Hazy dark brown beer with a medium head. Aroma is malty with notes of vanilla, oak, caramel and milk chocolate. Flavor is malty with notes of vanilla, chocolate, nuts and caramel. Terribly good beer, a little on the sweet side yet balanced.
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 1st edition. Black with no foam. Looks lovely, slick black and sticky. Aroma of vanilla, oak and roasted malts. Taste the same as the aroma, but with some confusing dill too. Might get better with age. Way expensive and a little hyped.