shoulderbroken (1169) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Unbelievable gusher, but there was a tag to warn me. Even so, wasn’t well enough prepared. Dark chocolate brown with massive golden bubbly head that diminishes fairly quickly apart from when pouring! Aroma is chocolate, boozy sharpness, creamy sweetness, classic alvinne aroma. Not that different from Morpheus dark as far as I can remember but maybe a bit drier and with some bitterness. Taste is nice. Chocolate, bit of mars bar. Initial boozy hit of sweetness. Finish is dry and a touch bitter, dark chocolate. Very full on.
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rand (1020) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl from Willems - Grobbendonk (B). Black beer with red-brown refections. Dangerous cause gushing like a geyser. It remains ... 1 dl in the bottle. Acid and sour nose, roasted malt, chocolate, dates. The taste is similar, well acidic, hints of dry fruits, small fruits, choc, vanilla, coffee and wood, Alvinne yeast. Brown of Flanders malted and sweetened. Only well because out of standard.
Enjoyit (2926) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet liqurice, prunes, alcohol and weak notes of chocolate. A flavor of sweets and liqurice.
illidurit (1683) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Deep woody brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is terribly metallic -- copper to be exact -- with hardly any beer character. Flavor is a big improvement: brown sugar and fermented red fruits, charred bread and burnt caramel. Dry finish. Not really that good.
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Black beer with a small biege head. Vanilla, licorice, sweet, chocolate, plumsand raisins aroma. Simliar flavour but a bit to much alcohol flavour...
rlgk (7538) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Black beer with a rich lasting beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, roasted, cocoa, milky, mint, milk chocolate, licorice, candy, raisins, figs, yeasty notes, some plum. Malty flavor, roasted, yeasty, plums and figs, some raisins, chocolate, sourish, vinous, chocolate, licorice, some candy. Decent body and with a malty vinous finish that also brings chocolate, mint and yeast.
grunx (367) - - JUL 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma envolvent que no cansa mai. Notes de regalèsia molt elegants en boca. Gran.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - JUL 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Super gusher...never seen beer so eager to escape it’s confines. At least the head is full and foamy. Soft spicy chocolate malt on the nose. A bit of a sour tang too. Good, thick body. Metallic tang, chocolate, cocoa and a little cherry tart . Slightly phenolic. Not much to recommend here, except the body.
Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - JUN 19, 2012
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Full on gusher....salvaged just a taste and it was metallic. Nose was wet galvanized nails. Very bummed as I was really looking forward to it. Lame sauce.
Lukaduke (1065) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick deep umber black color with a full creamy head that laces down the glass quickly. Aromas are dark fruit, roasted malts and whiffs of funky sweet yeast. On the palate this is pretty interesting... lots of bubble lead this zippy stout through a barrage of flavors starting with rich bittersweet chocolate and roasted malts but moving into a sour tart mid palate full of sour cherry ripe plums and tart grapes that linger with the roasted chocolate notes nicely on te finish.