Camons (5987) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light hops. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, fruity hops. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. 040513
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, coffee and hops.
gyllenbock (4657) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and some fruit. Also some notes of wood and light hops.
joergen (20810) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC 2013.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of dark chocolate and licorice.
Roasted flavour of dark chocolate and licorice.
Finwe (412) - Grankulla, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Black with a brown head. Aroma of liquorice and roasted malts ranging from coffee-like to chocolate-like tones. Roasted malts with liquorice form the most of the flavour with some hops and even burnt tones to accompany them. Rather bitter finish with somewhat burnt and ashy impression.
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is black with tiny brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Coffee dominates but still quite soft taste.
FatPhil (9359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (6:4:7:4:14=3.5)
Enormous savoury aroma, it’s like concentrated gravy, but sweetish too. Some coffeelike roast too. Some wooliness too. Full palate, smooth, but nice carbonation. Rich roast more dominant in taste. More coffee. Finish is where it shines, the roast lasts forever, nd has black chocolate cake written all over it. Nice!
Rerate: Oops, ditto! (7:4:7:3+:13=3.4+)
less savoury this time, less coffee too. Slightly harsh palate as the combination of the coldness and keggy carbonation is too aggressive. There’s less going on everywhere, but that does mean it keeps the 8.5% well under control too. Deep down, I prefered the bottom half of the glass shared with mjs before. Looks - black, and that head is so freaking dark it’s like koff porter - wowsers! Good but not great. Not a bad accidental rerate at all.
mjs (4613) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20130508) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice and creamy coffee. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, liquorice, ash, coffee, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy, ashy and bitter. A tasty roasty brew. A bit too burnt.
hirigalzkar (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ CBC. Notes of wood, chocolate and toasted marshmallows. Good imperial porter.
HenrikSoegaard (10545) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at CBC. Frothy lightbrown good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Roasted. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.