abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours a black body with a small light brown head leaving fair lacing. Port, roasted notes, liquorice and tobacco on the nose and faint barrel notes. Salty liquorice that lasts throughout the mouth. port notes, roasted, fruity flavors with a subdued sweetness. The beer is full bodied and smooth; it grows and fills the mouth in a most pleasant way.
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
@ Silenzi: doften består av fat eller treflis. Smaken är udda och för mig inte särskilt god. Mycket vinös med en mycket torr eftersmak.
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gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour tan head carbonation mild aromas port is superb coffee caramel liquorice dark fruits flavours coffee rich liquorice the port influence great caramel a milkyness velvety touch some chocolate mild cocoa raisin very smooth porter the finish wonderfully flavoured porter aftertastes so good big port inflence hop and malt tastes a sweet port not much bitter so good
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 cl bottle @ home. Batch #245: BBE 2022
Aroma is slightly sour with oaky notes, some rubber and hints of lactic acid. Flavour is sweetish and salty with oaky notes, rubber, salt and licorice. Too salty and rather weird too.
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle. Batch #245. BBE 2022.
Pours deep dark brown color with minimal head. Aroma of bourbon, ash, leather, salt and liquorice. Flavor of salt and lots of salt, cocoa, vanilla, burnt malts, chocolate and creamy salmiac. Smooth creamy and salty palate with dryish finish. Not bad but obviously the strong salt flavour was not intentional.
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen
Pours pitch black with virtually no head at all. Aroma of spices, sweet roasty malts, syrup, sugary notes. Taste is sweet and salty with some licorice, oak, hints of roasty and syrupy notes. Finish is salty and sweetish, hints of roastiness. Unbalanced, too salty and sweet for my taste.
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle. Batch #245.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, coconut and honey. Flavour of roasted malts, strong salty licorice, burnt rubber, wood, coconut, syrup and really, really strong salt. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and silky smooth mouthfeel. Really disturbing salty, coconut and leather-like finish. Weird, weird and weird. Saltiness does not fit in at all, even though I usually like it.
Rasmus40 (11898) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Camons tasting. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, port and dusty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 120712
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 375ml corked. A more or less black one, topped by a dense, finger-thick dark beige to light tan head. The aroma has a solid dose of port, with roasted malts, coffee notes, a little alcohol and some hoppy notes. Or is it something else than hops? Lightly salty on the palate, full-bodied, soft and with some warmth. Coffee, port, bitterness and dark chocolate. Lasting finish with roasted malts and salty licorice. Some soy notes too. Liquid joy. 120804
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, alcohol, oak, coffee, salt and caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long salt, roasty, smooth finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation.