madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th March 2012
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Softish semi dry palate. Rich malt - silky and barleywine like. Small amounts of roast and licorice. Nicely joined up red berry fruits from the Port Barrel, integrated very well indeed. Trace of hops before the semi dry finish. Lovely!
larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small beige head doesn’t last. Opaque black body. Roasty alcoholic
chocolatey aroma with licorice notes. Sweetish spicy anise roasty
taste with peppery notes. Full-bodied. Flat, hot mouthfeel.
Sweetish earthy waxy aftertaste with roasty chocolatey notes. Not very
good. It’s just over the top. (0.375l bottle, from Copenhagen.)
Inbreak (3324) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
25.02.2015, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, weeds, oak, dark malts, alcohol, raw licorice, dark sugar, grass, bark, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, oak, alcohol, salty licorice, sour coffee, dark malts, grass, bark. Medium bitterness, dry mineraly and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fair enough.
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a viscous black producing a small dark-tanned head. Aroma is oxidized, burnt grains and liquorice. Hints of wood, port, ash, leather and soy-sauce. Taste is sweet with loads of roast, ash and liquorice. Slight alcoholic note and a salty touch. Full body and just above softly carbonated.
ClubGonzo (4888) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy long-lasting light beige head. Nose is leather, licorice, milk chocolate, nougat, pepper, raisins, alcohol, hints of coffee, dry chalk and port wine. Taste is licorice, leather, caramel, wood, port wine, hints of soy sauce, grains and alcohol. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Pleasantly aged, this imperial porter takes on both distinct barrel aging features as well as mellow oxidation. Enjoyable.
Klimaet (969) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of oats, chocolate, cocoa, some malts, oaky barrel notes, light butter, licorice, vanilla, dates. Taste is pretty dry chocolate up front, licorice, roasted malts, oaky notes, vinous notes. After taste is pretty skunky.
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a creamy brown head. Aroma is mellow roasted malts, with bread and chocolate, as well as tobacco, dark fruits, oak barrels, and notes of red wine and coffee. Body is big and full, with a texture so thick it could easily be enjoyed by spoon. Soft to no carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, grain and bread, tobacco, cocoa and wooden barrels, as well as port wine, muscovado and some alcohol burn. Sweet tobacco notes in the finish.
charlotte (4945) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of port wine and salty liquorice nice and roasted with full body and heavy mouth feels and slight note of vanilla and chocolate.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske, 375 ml, batch 242, med champagneprop. Mørk og rødbrun med et beige skum, der langsomt vokser til og så dør ud. Desværre er aromaen præget af prop. Øv. Efter et par minutter dukker nogle kraftigt brændte maltnoter op - med mindelser om saltlakrids og mørke bær. Den mugne smag af prop er lidt mindre tydelig i smagen, der er intens, lettere sprittet, mørk, ristet, maltet, sød og brændt bitter. Slutter muggent, desværre. Ikke så meget Pop! som Prop!
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured and lightbrown head. Roasted aroma, light soy-sauce, faint laqurice. Heavy flavor, dark malts, laqurice, dry laqurice. Heavy creamy, syrupy.
jackl (6100) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ RBWG Grand Tasting. Brown pour with a small head. Fire pit ash, robust licorice and anise character. The taste isn’t really my thing. More anise. Some chocolate. Hints of something like ginger. Full body, soft carbonation.