saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee and hops. Dry roasty finish with some alcohol present.
SlackerMads (1891) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown close to black with a medium sized light brown head, good retention and lace. Has noticeable port in the nose, but the flavour is a different story. Lots of salty liquorice, tarmac, light burnt malt, warming alcohol, wood, dry port wine, light ash. Full body, oily/light sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium/heavy sweet and bitter and quite salty. Very flavourful and demanding, but has a nice texture and just when it’s about to get too rough it mellows out a bit. One of a kind.
pentaz (1254) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a tiny beige head. Aroma is hard roasted malt, earthy, port wine, vinous, dusty, soy, ash, mould, dark sugars,dark chocolate oak oak and more oak. Taste is an intense roller coaster - moderate+ sweet, bitter and moderate salty. Body is medium, texture sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet, burnt and salty.
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting ][ 375mL ][ Globe ][ Free ][ 2/8/14 ]
>> Thank blomster for the share. Pours inky black with red foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is plastic, black soy/molasses, Scotch barrel, fish sauce, mild skunk, soy. Taste is Scotch barrel, fish sauce, black soy/molasses. Palate is caramel filled chocolate candy/Twix, dry, woody. Couldn’t get down with this.
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 RBWG Grand Tasting.
Dark brown pour with an off-white head.
Aroma has sweet malts, dark dried fruits, alcohol.
The flavor is sweet and complex but there is a vinous sourness that detracts a bit.
alexsdad06 (6413) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at RBWG. Pours a cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, cocoa, sweet notes, light herbal character, slightly tart, mild spice with a hint of vanilla. Interesting combination of nose and flavor, but something didn’t completely click for me.
chinchill (2554) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark reddish-brown; a bit murky.
Moderately strong aroma flowed but a very very strong flavor.
Dark fruits, coffee, cherries, dark chocolate. Really high complexity.
Near chewy body.
Hmmm, description sounds good but I found this to be too extreme.
jtclockwork (9989) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Blomster at RBWG. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of oak, brownie, bourbon, roast and caramel. Medium body.
jcnielsen (2391) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of someone. Pours a black color with white head. Deep roasty, caramel, chocolate. Good stuff.
decaturstevo (5337) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed brown pour with no head. Aroma is sour maltiness. Sweet chocolate with a sour finish. Warm. Watery and thin. past its prime?