riversideAK (5730) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Woody, barrely aroma, a little musty, moss booze, wood, alcohol, light vanilla and chocolate. More or less black pour with islands of tan foam. Flavors of basement, bitter roast, a little inky black patent malts acridness. Earthy roasty and woody finish. Light sweetness from the bourbon. Becomes a little fruitier as it opens up and sweetness emerges. A touch hot as well.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: Batch #52 Bottle No. 209:
Smalland lively brownhead changes into a brown lacing quick and than there is only a black beer left.
Smellliquorice, vanilla, roasted mslts and wood hints of dark chocolate and soya
Taste is a nicely balanced mix of liquorice, and vanilla than coffee and dark chocolate with a roasty edge. The dark chocolate part is delicious, soft smooth bitter znd a hint of vanilla
Nice coffee-bitter liquorice-bitter vanilla roasted malty aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft
Mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
This is good stuff!
olio (7018) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ Pikkulintu.
Rated on 20110729.
Pitch black colour with small head. Aroma of lots and lots of vanilla and chocolate, some whiskey-like alcohol too. Flavour of dark roasted malts, lots of vanilla, peat and some dry mocha-like chocolate. Palate is quite bitter but the after taste softens it down nicely.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting @ the Harlequin. Black color, with a small brown head. Roasty malt aroma with lots of coffee,chocolate, some wood, alcoholic whisky notes. Taste is equally pleasing. Thick mouthfeel, full of roasty and bitter tastes, of malt and chocolate, some whisky hints, rather bitter finish. Good stuff.
laiti (6496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. #1501, batch 52, BBE 20-03-2018
Aroma has lot of vanilla from bourbon. Flavour has somewhat stinging whiskey, but it does not disturb much though. More disturbing is the alcohol that comes trough. Some vanilla and hints of smoke do appear in the taste too. The whiskey dominates a bit too much.
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Batch #52, bottle #1029.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small, beige, foamy head. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, sausage, oak and some dried fruits. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet fruits, vanilla, oak and toffee. Medium bodied with a thin mouthfeel. It takes some time for the oak to kick in. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one.
tiong (4331) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Bottle #1029, batch 52
Pours pitch black with a nice beige head. Aroma has hints of oak, wood, vanilla and mild coffee. Taste starts out quite dry but finish is great with notes of oak, whisky and vanilla. Could’ve used a bit more body and roastiness. A bit unbalanced. Alcohol is well hidden.
Rasmus40 (12674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish with burning alcohol. Full bodied. 250511
chrisv10 (11963) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with tiny brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, bitter, chocolate, coffee and notes of alcohol.
douglas88 (6793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl bottle thanks to Jacob. Batch no 52. Pours a pure black color with a small brown head. The aroma is awesome; very rich dark fruits, some whiskey, smoke, ash, roast. The flavor is a dry bourbon-rich ale, some ash and roasted malts, dark chocolates, bitterness, metal, a bite. Very nice. Smooth almost tart fruits in the finish. Quite dry. Awesome. Give me this in a mug, a fire blazing, and a nice rocking chair and I’m in heaven.