DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009 (2006 Vintage)
Rich fruity aroma. Beige head. Black strong in alcohol and malty with a little bitterness in a full coffee roast finish.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DØE Valby 09. Pours black with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, vineous, coffee, alcohol, chocolate, liquorish and dried fruit. Flavour is roasted malt, vineous, coffee, liquorish, chocolate, heavy alcohol.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG 09 Sheffield. Strong porter, black as night. Thin tan head. Intense hot aroma. Smoother in mouth. xxxx me intense, really just incredible. But way too much tar and booziness.
anders37 (23005) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown almost black color with no head. Has a strong malty caramel aroma with hints of licorice and burnt sugar. Sweetish strong malty caramel flavor with hints of sugar and licorice and some hints of wood. Has a strong malty caramel finish with some hints of licorice in the aftertaste.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2009, Valby. Pours a black beer with no head. The aroma is licorice, chocolate and coffee. The flavor follows the nose. The palate leaves a bold body, and overall a good bold beer.
omhper (23426) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Cloudy dark brown, minimal head. Meaty soy sauce aroma. Takes full bodied to the extreme. Very sweet withlots of caramel. Thick with lots of power and even more molasses. Syrupy finish. Too thick and raw. Needs a century or so to mature.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled@The Bishop’s Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. Quite much pitch black colour, no head. Aroma is wood, liquorice, alcohol, burnt sugar and some spices. Also dark chocolate and some espresso coffee. Flavour is wood, sweet liquorices, ashes, burnt wet wood and some slight notes of dark fruits. Big liquorice, herbs and ashes in the finish. Very wellbalanced and hides the alcohol really well.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.25 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Pitch black color, almost no head. Rich sweet and roasty aroma with licorice, grass, soya sauce, leather, warming alcohol and Jägermeister liquer. Sweet roasty aroma with burnt sugar, burnt grass, raisins, licorice, fennel and madeira wine. Some warming and sharp alcohol. Thick body with some roasty astringency. Long drying spicy finish. Excellent herbal bitters aroma. The flavor is a bit hard to drink, perhaps there could be less fennel or this should be aged. This is extreme beer but not so extreme compared to fernet branca or gammel danks bitters. I’d like to cellar few bottles of this.
larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at 3 små rum, Gothenburg. Thx gnoff&ekstedt
Vinous aroma with chocolate, coffee and licorice.
Too much alcohol and an unbalanced flavour.
ekstedt (6509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle ྐྵ cl) shared with gnoff at Café 3 små rum, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with no head. Salty, alcoholic harsh. Not good. Nice mouthfeel though.