sic1314 (3217) - Leiden, - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of smokey malt, coffee grinds, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma, a bit peppery, some wood. Dry, bitter finish.
olio (6138) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Peppery, chocolaty and malty aroma, some cocoa, burnt malts and syrup also. Creamy chocolaty flavor, cocoa, some dark malts, syrup and ash. some oat too. Dry and tasty but something seems to be a bit off.
lusikka (6206) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, cream, sweetness and some berries. Flavour of roasted malts, peppery spiciness, earth, bread, grains and heavy grassy bitterness. Medium bodied and a heavy, sweet, extremely dry roasty finish. Nice, spicy and smooth.
tiong (3723) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from De Molen Webshop
Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, pepper, wood, spices and licorice. Taste is spicy, roasty, sweetish and syrupy with notes of wood, licorice and pepper. Finish is peppery, spicy and roasty with notes of licorice and wood. Quite spicy and peppery imperial stout.
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ tiong. Batch #628, BBE 07/2018
Aroma is sweet with licorice and some syrupy tones. Also some toasted sugar, Flavour is sugary sweet with toasted sugar, some peaty tones and licorice. Feels like DH3 at all its sweetness. Drinkability suffers.
Karstenborg (230) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted and liqurice. Taste is liquice and black peber.
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar in KL layover. Thick black pour with minimal tan head. 24-herbs smell with stoutiness. Taste is similar. Off-putting 廿四味 taste unfortunately - very medicinal/herbaceous - cedar and pepper maybe. Too bad.
Vestergaard (311) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ølbutikken. Pour is Black with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma has lots of pepper, sweet licorice, dry Wood, hops, sweet hash, some vanilla and some chocolate. taste has more salmiakish licorice, a Tiny bit of dry smoke, dry Wood, pine, Fairly bitter, pepper. Really an experience, as it starts out really sweet, and ends off extremely bitter in a not-hoppy way.
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RasmusOtt (1091) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Bottle @ olbutikken. Aroma if sweet liquorice, pepper, weak smoked malts, vanilla, dark dried fruits, wood, some hops and sweet chocolate, sweet cannabis. Taste is roasted and peppery. Some raw cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, sweet tobacco and wood. Really dry and prominent. Interesting indeed.
RexTalionis (2407) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50 cl. Pours pitch black in color with a thick and creamy tan head. Burnt wood, black pepper, grassy herbs and some roasted notes in aroma. Roasted malts, licorice, wooden notes in taste. Wooden, sweetish flowers and peppery notes in finish. Smooth on the whole.
tfredvik (1100) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black body with a medium brown head. Strong and sweet aroma of dark caramel, dark chocolate, wood, whisky and hints of black pepper. Strong flavour with a floral woody feel, with lots of black pepper in the moderate bitter finish. The pepper also makes the finish unusually dry, and there isn’t that much sweetness in the initial taste either. Mid-bodied and softly carbonated. A nice one, but too thin, too dry, too peppery, too little bitterness and too little sweetness to be a favourite.
[Sample from 75 cl bottle @Kaaz’ Ølsmaking på takterrassen]