Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium high lasting brown creamy head. Without my lamp behind it I would have said black. Now I say very dark red brown body. Lovely mild and smooth coffee choccolate wood aroma with just a hint of the alcohol. Flavor likewise smooth and pleasant of choccolate liquorice and a good deal of hops bitterness that is however not too dominant. Low carbonation, long finish. Alcohol level seems just right. Very well balanced.
Nevalainen (339) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with no head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet with coffee and vanilla notes. Low carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Pretty good.
HuldgaardRJ (174) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(8) Wonderful aroma. Dark and heavy. Intense - Strong - Powerful - Balanced. Low foam, pout it HARD!
Douberd (3717) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Aegir Natt Imperial Porter) Bottle 500 ml at home, from a trade. Served into a snifter, side to side with the Bourbon barrel aged one. ABV 10%
Black colour on the body, with a small beige head on top, thin and with average retention.
Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, raisins, some dark fruits.
Taste of light roasted malts, well hidden alcohol, chocolate and light moccha, prunes, light fudge, coal on the finish.
Medum body, soft carbonation.
SNL (495) - - NOV 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, small tan head.
Sweet nose with a roasted hint, taste is sweet hint of dades.
Heavy body, soft carbonation.
RickFifty (799) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, light brown head. Licorice nose, brown sugar, chocolate, hint of alcohol and coffee. Sweet taste, licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
tandembrauer (804) - 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 (2244) - 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 (1477) - 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 (1888) - 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 (536) - 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