Nightfall (1306) - 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.
laiti (6566) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. No BBE info
Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol with hints of sugar and coffee. Flavour of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet sugar, salt liquorice and hints of dark coffee. Full-bodied and dryish palate.
tiong (4349) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki
Pours pitch black with a minimal head. Massive aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and liqourice. Slight hints of vanilla and oak. Taste is quite roasty and malty with notes of alcohol, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Smooth, warming finish. Great, full bodied and well balanced.
lusikka (6770) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
250 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.
Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and alcohol. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, floral hops and even some chocolate. Quite burning mouthfeel with a roasty, licorice finish. Alcohol comes through a bit too much. Still good.
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska för 8 euro (kostar över 500 kr på Bishops Arms i Stockholm).
Beksvart och helt skumlöst. Fantastisk doft av mörk choklad. Otrolig stor smak av söt lakrits. Ganska torr och het med tydliga toner av russin och svisker. Mycket, mycket gott!
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu in Helsinki, July 2011.
Black with no head. Strong aroma and taste of chocolate, ash, roasted malt, licorice, dark fruits and something that I really cant put my finger on. I liked this beer, very good. Perfect to share a bottle with some friends.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored with little vanishing beige head. Rich roasted aroma and smoked, burnt aroma, licorice and some vinous note here as well, only mild alcohol here. Full bodied. Flavor is even more roasted with licorice, some vinous note and strong sweetness. Aftertaste lasts with sweet licorice, thin alcohol warming here nicely.
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17th May 2009
Copenhagen beer festival. Made with fennel. Opaque black beer, low carbonation. Sweet chocolate and marmite. Tastes somewhat aged. Semi dry finish. A challenging beer.
NosirIwont (2058) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky brown. No head. Sweet, dark fruit aroma with roasted notes and a spicy overtone. Okay, but pretty standard. Tart, sweet liquorice flavour with a strong coffee note on a roasted background. Not nearly as cloying as I’d expected. Bitter coffee finish with a tart note. Develops an alcoholic bite as it warms, but overall the alcohol is very well-hidden, which is an accomplishment considering the 16% abv. Didn’t miss carbonation at all – this works very well without it. 20.02.11.
TimE (3855) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very deep dark brown color. Huge molasses, dark chocolate, tobacco, treacles. very rich, very pugnent nose. Smoking a huge chocolate fondue on top of a Cuban cigar. Sucking it back with some Blanco tequlia. Tasty shit. Loving it. Rich full bodies. Full bodied chocolate tobacco with dark chocolate. Really nice.