anders37 (16582) - 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 (19324) - 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 (20299) - 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 (4947) - 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 (5591) - 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 (5404) - 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.
Furseth (1949) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2012 Bottle at 3 små rum Göteborg. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisin and a winy, liquery nose.
Flavor is weery sweet malty,liquire mouth feeling, lots of raisins and dark chocolate. Big body and and a long alcy/raisin finish.
gnoff (7780) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg, on August 30, 2009
Black color, no head. Alcohol, roasted and chocolate scent. Salty, licorice, sweet taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Guess it wouldn’t hurt to let this one rest a couple of years to get the sharp alcohol edge to wear off a bit.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2012 Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009... Deep black... big meaty nose ... little burnt suger ... treacle toffee .. rich mlat ... dark dark dark ... just so rich ... little soy sause. 4.0
bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ... dark roast malt ... soft dark fruits nose ... dark sugers ... sweet malts ... big bourbon vanilla ... just not working. 3.4