Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at Casey and Traci’s tasting 01-08-08 cheers for the great beer and food you two Pours black moving to brown at the edges and with a beige head atop. Quite oily in texture I get a whiff of dusty hops, Loz gets some ’cheesy clothes’, some burnt toast, the bitterness seeps out with each mouthfull and escapes to the back of your mouth, lacking almost entirely in sweetness which is really quite pleasant for a change, bitterness quite pronounced and liquorice and bitter, bitter chocolate (at least 90%) also show. A nice beer that I’m surprised that i’ve only rated at 3.5, still thats what I thought at the time so thats what it will get.
Hermod (6440) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl bottle @ Bar no 36, Helsinki.
Poured pitch black with a thin beige head.
Aroma has whisky notes, smoke, licorice.
Flavor has Bourbon, licorice, plums. Short finish though. Thin body for this abv though.
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ Blåbær ’16, from bottle. Murky blackish pour with a small head. Notes of liquorice, cocoa, tar, ash, light smoke, some light oxidation, prunes, dark dried fruits and some sheep.
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2008 thanks to Vestergaard. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Notes of oak, old malt, smoke, fudge, chocolate, ash.
Vestergaard (1697) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in The Line for blåbær. Pitch, small brown head. Roasty aroma, light smoke, oak, bourbon. Tasty is sweet, smokey, roasty bitter. AVG carb, oily.
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Koelschtrinker (17350) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trocken würziger Antrunk, getreidig, etwas röstig, rund. Minimaler Alkohol, zum Ende flacher werdend. Gut. 9/10/11/11/9/11
AndySnow (6723) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: At Amager Bryghus during RBESG 15. Thanks to Papsoe.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, alcohol, liquorice, spices, some wood.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Liquorice, alcohol, wood, spices, vanilla, some chocolate.
Desverger (8353) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@RBESG2015, Day 3, Copenhagen - pours black with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, some coffee, caramel, vanilla, some nice old bourbon infused wooden notes, good mouthfeel, nice brew!
Theydon_Bois (16902) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Amager Brewery mini tasting, RBESG ’15 day 3, thanks to Papsoe, 22/08/15.
Pitch black with a decent tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, soy sauce, tar, chocolate.
Taste comprises some oxidised notes, dark chocolate, fruit cake, soy sauce.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, light boost at the curtain call.
Decent enough fayre.
rouhlas (2760) - 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 (2755) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2016 Last bottle, same batch as the older rating. Pitch Black with small beige head. Aroma has wood, syrup and roasted malt. Flavour has dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice notes. Strong and warming alcohol. Perhaps a bit oxidised. Still 2 years until BBD, but this one probably peaked some time ago.
Older rating, 2014: Black with small beige ring. Chocolate aroma. Flavour has more choc, roasted bitterness, wood. Clear, warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel. 747317