AirForceHops (2974) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ When Pigs Fly. August 14, 2012. Poured deep black with near no head at all into a chalice. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits and some chocolate. The flavor is complex with layers of roasted malt. Semi-sweet chocolate, followed by licorice. The finish has a light hint of smoke. Toward the backside there is a faintest bit of a hop note to edge off the sweetness. Notes of deep, burnt coffee. The carbonation seems real soft. I wouldn’t call the body thin but, it isn’t full or even medium by any means. This is a sipper for sure, although I can’t directly pick up any alcohol. It went great with my meal and was a very tasty treat.
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thnx to Palme! Pours a jet black with a small, tanned, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate and some sweet vanilla. Flavour is sweet, with nutty and earthy tones as well. Some caramel tones present and a really, velvet like, smooth mouthfeel. Some alcoholic sweetness as well, but this was amazing.
Arve_Christian (2995) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle at Cinmonopolet Stovner ( BU order)
Black color, some foam.
Aromas of chocolate , licorice & leather- some sweet malt
Full body & high complexity
Medium sweetness & good balancing bitterness.
GT2 (8270) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL thanks to my Norwegian Secret Santa! Deep, clear mahogany pour. Thick, dense yellow foam. Webby, thick lace. Nose is more complex than the Jack Daniels BA version, Lynchburg. Dark chocolate/semisweet chocolate, brunes, black cherries, thick fudge. Bourbon comes through the nose even in this version- just more nuanced. Big vanillin, white cake, and coconut. Taste is mega dense, chewy fudge, mild citrus hoppy balance, lemon and lime zest, grapefruit. Palate is super dense, hoppy balanced. No iota of sugar or cloying. Oh yeah. This is some world class stuff. Mind blowing.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours all black with a brown lacing. Aroma of smoke, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Amazinligy good balance. Full bodied, with a nice moutfeel. The high alcohol is well hidden in the mouth, but gives a nice, warm feeling in the chest. To summarize it’s a really, really good ale, complex taste that’s well balanced, all you need from an imperial porter.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to black with a small head, aroma of chocolate, chocolate liquor, cherry liquor, brandy, caramel, flavor is smoked with wood, malt sourness, chocolate, plum liquor, medium to full bodied, great
kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks DSG. Ruby red, opaque, no head. Ripe apple, cherry and chocolate liquor aroma, dry, soft bitterness, a little hot. Medium body, cherry liquor finish. Good!
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks KnutAlbert for this bottle! Dark brown to black. Aroma of dark chocolate, some coffee, some roastiness, a bit of liqueur and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor of chocolate, cocoa and some fruitiness. Full-bodied.
Sarpa (780) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl@Nordic black with a long lasting thick beige head. Aro a of chocolate, malts. taste of chocolate, little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Olympen. Black, small beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of slightly sour coffee and dark cocoa. Taste is rich burnt espresso and dark chocolate mousse. Very nice.