blutt59 (6235) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, BTBF pretaster, pours a reddish brown color with malty red wine vinegar, chocolate malts, tasty
gyllenbock (5796) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought at Systembolaget in 2011. Rating 2700.
Black with a tan head. Quite weak aroma of light roasted malt, oak, red wine and coffee. About the same in the taste. Vinous with a light body. Drinkable but not that exciting.
SirLimpsalot (2663) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@Eddan: lite svag doft av kaffe, fat och lite sura toner. Smaken har jag lite svårt för. Mycket kaffe men med en sur underton av fat och "dålig" rödvin. Tunn kropp men lång eftersmak.
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Lowenbrau (2640) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
250ml bottle. Nice coffee and wood aromas. Pours black, with nice tan head, persistent, good lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is liquor, wood, coffee, cacao, very well integrated, Really good one.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Papsoe for this one! Pours black with a smidgin of a sinisterly dark tan head which quickly disappears. Aroma shows caramel, pepper, heavy cocoa nibs and red wine. Vanilla and red wine mingle in the taste with heavy, bitter-heavy cocoa powder. Sweetness is overrun by bitterness. A touch of pepper on the finish with the red wine. Solid stuff, very complex
Sigmund (5726) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250 ml (though the label says 375 ml) bottle, from the brewery. ABV is 10.5%. Batch #300. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Strong roasty aroma with distinct notes of oak and red wine. Rich and warming mouthfeel. The flavour is oaky and roasty, with notes of red wine, dark dried fruits, coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Impressive stuff.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by adneilsen (thanks Aaron) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, dark chocolate, roasted malt, oak, light red wine and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavorsof dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak and light red wine with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
adnielsen (10070) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Ratman’s, courtesy of a Swedish friend. Pours a deep brown appearance with a thin, brown head. Somewhat fruity, grape, plum, fig, caramel, light chocolate aroma. Slightly tart, lightly oxidized, charred roasty malty, chocolate, caramel, fig, leather, plum flavor. Actually, maybe my favorite rendition of the beer.
jaghana (4636) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Henrik thanks ! A dark beer with medium brown head. Nose is on roasted notes with wood and light vanilla touch. Aroma is on dry dark malt, licorice, dark chocolate, light whiskey notes, light fig too, good complexity, a bit dry and alcoholic.
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th February 2012
Opaque black beer, tidy tan head. Softish and semi dry palate with mild carbonation. Smooth dark malt, slight lactose. Mild coffee. Nice touch of red wine, well balanced with the other flavours. Semi dry finish with mild minerals. Nicely put together.