Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, - NOV 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as night, with a small brownish head. Chocolate and caramel (strangely enough) in the nose. Sweet chocolate taste, with a good bitterness to round it off. Also raisin, and some coffee. The lynchburgbarreled version is better, but this is really enjoyable aswell!
tandembrauer (593) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with very small head. Aroma of syrup, dark chocolate, liquorice, coffee. Taste sweet syrup, alcohol, salty liquorice. Smooth mouth feel.
Holmen2 (1793) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 15.06.15. Very dark brown. Small beige head. Brittle, burnt caramel and dark syrup in arom and taste. Lacking complexity.
Leini (1328) - SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown body with a medium head. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla and some alcohol.
GothGargoyle (1692) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, anise, chocolate, caramel, roast. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, lightly toasty on the palate with a long rich finish. Taste is dates, figs, raisins, dark chocolate, anise. Yum
Zarkam (532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, black colour, tiny tan mostly vanishing frothy head, excellent lacing. Heavily malty roasty aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and plum with moderate herbal hops and some fruity esters. Taste is very smooth moderately sweet initially, turning into a long moderately bitter finish with an acetic feel and a hint of alcohol. Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation. Wonderfully intense experience and fairly unboozy for the strength
kingstoni (1745) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of coffee, oak and vanilla. Sweet and slightly bitter, toasty taste. Flavors are salty licorice and vanilla. Medium body. A bit oily feel.
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martjoobolut (1578) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by FatPhil, thanks! Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, malt, some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, roast, malt. Finish is malty. Overall: good one.
suurjuust (1805) - ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged bottle. Dark brown beer, tan head. Chocolate, roast, dried fruit, some sweetness and hoppy notes. The flavor is very smooth thanks to the aging, lovely silky chocolate, some plum notes, mild roast, warm booze. Oily mouthfeel, full body. Like a chocolate-roast dream. Thanks Phil!
Florya (868) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Almost black, minimal head. Aroma: Plums, raisin, chocolate. Palate: Full body, long medium bitter finish.
mauritsio (553) - FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko Lippulaiva. Black with not much head but some chunks lies on the bottom. Roasted malts and dark berries. Barley wine. Sweet and bitter.
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