Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: very nice powerful aroma of dark malt, fruity molasses, dough, oak, pear, vanilla and spirits. Hints of lilac, coconut, walnuts and espresso.
Flavour: very full-bodied, nuts, roasted peanuts, distilled barley. Powerful oak presence. Vaguely rosy. Incredible balance between hoppy and heavily roasted bitterness and noble sweetness of fortified wine and dried fruit. Warming finish. The bitterness lingers with cinnamon, pear and lingonberry. Great!
Appearance: Murky brown black body with a sticky looking irregular foam. Heavy lacing.
Palate: Terribly good, silken, oily, smooth, creamy. It’s got it all! Heavily vinous with modest carbonation. This reminds me of North Coast Old Stock Ale – but it’s way better!
rouhlas (777) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle courtesy of skullgeorge. Black color with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, wood. Sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium to full, oily almost sticky body with soft to flat carbonation.
martin00sr (1465) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Black with small beige ring. Chocolate aroma. Flavour has more choc, roasted bitterness, coffee and wood. Clear, warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel.
MiP (14047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11.5%. Very vinous, and very barrelled aroma. Black colour. Very small light brown head. The flavour is also very vinous, has a bit of vanilla. Quite boozy with a distinct alcohol bitterness, but quite good. The flavour is actually quite fruity, has a sort of dark berry note.
Bamsen78 (4000) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ D-Day in Mojnlandet :-) Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, coffee and oak barrel. Bitter, roasty flavour, with sweet notes of caramel malt and touches of coffee. Discernible notes of barrel. Bitter aftertaste with roasty overtones. Warming alcohol presence. Good.
Marstonlad (544) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Pours black with a non-existant head. Aroma displays well the oak barrel elements such as vanilla, whiskey, sherry and licorice. Taste is dryish and roasty and offers some variety but unfortunately also shows that the best before date has passed long ago. The hops are completely gone and the palate too light and thin for this style. Licorice and vanilla are too dominant; there is not enough depth or length in the taste. Not ruined totally but still far from the level it should be.
nimbleprop (5567) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle #2107. Pours an oily dark brown/black with some spitty, wispy brown head. Nose has a lot of booze, port, dark chocolate, cherry cordial, a little soy, toast, earthy red grape. Flavor is interesting, quite thin, licorice, oily, chocolate, raisin, soy, a little toasted sesame. Thin finish. A bit over aged.
PriorL (2489) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, lots of chocolate, creamy, alcohol, mocha, vanilla, bourbon like.
TASTE: light smoked, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla.
ChinoSkillzian (179) - The Hills, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Geokkjer, Meilby, and yngwie! Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. The nose is oak, maple syrup, and dark fruits, almost prunes, and some caramel. The palate is ashy, woody, roasty, with bitter chocolate and dusty mouthfeel. Medium body, off dry finish.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Geokkjer, Meilby, and yngwie for sharing this bottle! Black in color with a bit of khaki head on top. Dark fruit forward nose on this one. Roasted malt, coffee, ash, and whiskey. Oak, some dark chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is a bit on the bitter side. Lots of roasted malt, some charred oak, coffee, and dark fruits. Dark chocolate, a hint of ash, whiskey, and maybe a touch of smoke.
Yorker (1476) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, and liquorice. Flavour is bourbon, coffee, and roasted malt.