Zita (4232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, vanilla, roasty, black, light brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, long finish,
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 29th, 2011.
Aromas of chocolate, cacao and liquorice. Thick heavy body with loads of spice and bitter dark chocolate as well as more cacao. Nice beer with great aroma.
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.25l bottle @ The Bishops Arms (Vasagatan), Stockholm. Pours a dark as the night body with a thin and quickly fading and light bubbly off-white head. The aroma is dark dark dark with chocolate, burned roasted malts, coffee, dark licorice and sugar. Soft carbonation in a oily as hell and light sticky mouthfeel. Fantastic roasted, sweet, boozy and black flavors. There is dark Belgian chocolate with lots and lots of roasted goodness in here. Warming as hell in the finish. Greatness x 2. It’s just such a great sipper and a fantastically flavorful beer. Love it.
LoFi (1516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black thick liquid, no head whatsoever.
Awesome aroma: sweet, very malty, liqueur, chocolate, licorice, dried and dark fruits, molasses.
Taste: an odd spiciness, chocolate, licorice, dill eller sill, salt/soy sauce, burnt, high bitterness, alcohol is well hidden.
Very interesting brew.
Nisse666 (3677) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at portveckan at BAJT 2011-10-19 Göteborg
- No dates on the bottle!
AP: pitch black, no head
AR: roasted cofey, vinos, peppery, almonds
F: vinos, licorice, maderia, roasted malt, medicin, very bitter, high warming factor
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ Pikkulintu.
Rated on 20110729.
Pitch black colour with no head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, liquorice, soy-like salmiac and some coffee. Flavour of liquorice, salmiac and tacky syrup. Surprisingly easy to drink despite the high ABV.
FatPhil (8350) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Averaging 2 ratings, giving preference to the one in a more rating-conducive environment.
250ml bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting) - "danish thimble" (6:4:5:3:11=2.9)
Black, but flat. Burnt aroma. Too much so. Sticky. Bitter bite, as much from burntness as anything else. Too burnt, astringent. Finish has at least some coffee to save it from being not worth drinking.
Rerate: 250ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Olutopas Pikkujoulu Aftermath)
7+ Super rich barley-wine aroma.
4 Basalt, no head.
7 Super salty taste. Heavy roast too, but salt dominates. Alcohol is only covered in the sense that the salty bite is the bigger one.
4 Salt on the palate too, sweetich and sticky as well. Finish full and not as overpowering as it is in the mouth. Rich on the burntness but not too astringent.
13 Unnecessarily strong, but just keeps itself sippable. Shame about all the salt - weird.
finol (1951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bishops Vasagatan.
Pours heavy black without any head.
Sweetm heavy, lots of licorice, salmiak and chcolate.
Resemblances with Sam Adams triple bock.
Meilby (6263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 250ml @ home
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting @ Harlequin. pitch black with no head. Strong malty aroma, caramel, burnt sugar,alcohol. Sweet malty taste, caramel, molasses, some soy. Pretty alcoholic. Nice but a bit to extreme.