yngwie (16423) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dense, tan head of moderate size sits on top of a dark brown to black body. Rather vinous aroma, with lots of chocolate and coffee, roasted malts and molasses hints. More like dried fruits than red wine actually. Surprisingly thin on the palate, I remember Hr Frederiksen to be more full-bodied than this. Some warmth. Lots of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts in the flavor. Lasting finish with some warmth but mostly it’s influenced by the dark malts. Nice indeed, but prefer the regular edition. 130504
Geokkjer (7262) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, some roasted grains, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and malty with some oak, vanilla, roasted grains, red wine and chocolate. Full body, average carbonation.
Meilby (10865) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 250ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, wood, oak, vinous, dried fruits and red wine. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long oak, woody, vinous, chocolate and roasted finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
blutt59 (6476) - 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 (7306) - 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 (3568) - 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 (3166) - 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 (3483) - 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 (6542) - 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 (12962) - 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.