durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught 4oz sample from Churchkey in DC. Slightly reddish brown but nearly black pour. Darker beige head and fair lacing. Nose shows toast, roasty malt, chocolate, brown sugar and just a bit of dark fruit. Tastes similar. Lighter body.
Zarkam (524) - 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 (1662) - 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.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
martjoobolut (1248) - 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 (1530) - 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 (609) - 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 (514) - 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.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
wiosna (358) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 pullo@ Valtteri. Sameahko punertavaan taittava tummanruskea. Öljyinen. Tuoksussa luumua,punaista marjaa, ruista, tummaa mallasta, makeaa kirsikkaa, hieman alkoholia. Maussa tummaa siirappista mallasta, paahteisuutta, mokkaa, vaniljaa.
Kavu (2658) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5l bottle from a friend. Pours very dark brown with a low head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, rye, malt pudding, dark fruits, alcohol and some vanilla. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and some hops. Notes of rum perhaps. Great.
ABS (646) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Best before 03.01.18. Served in a large snifter. Dark brown colour. A bit below medium amount of white to slightly tan head, which disappears rather quickly. Alcohol, red fruit, plum/prune and turkey nose. Thick body. A bit oily. Low to medium carbonation. A bit dry ending. Warming, and, in my opinion too much, alcohol. Bread, prune, turkey, chocolate, some apple and vanilla, butterscotch and caramel, toasted bread and leaf flavour. Quite high bitteress. Very good!
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the brewery, Flåm, 25/10/14. Thick beige-collared ink. Aroma Jagermeister and coke; buttered burnt wood, mint and evergreen. Mellow oily Humbug taste with suggestions of dark chocolate, Jaffa cake, mint and orange, cinder toffee dunked in milky mocha. Thin body at the strength. Top end troll-beater but not their best.