Kavu (2426) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark red with a low tan head. Aroma is rum and burnt sugar. Flavor is roasted malts, rum, dark fruits and some coffee in the finish. Splendid.
TheJestersBeer (2130) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark brown, light brown head.
Complex, woody aromas, roasted malts, whisky, vanilla, caramel, chocolate,
Semi-sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Rich, spicy taste, lots of wood and vanilla, roasted malts, tar, coffee beans, hops, faintly sour. (2012-02-29)
mjs (4780) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch #176, at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, 20120303) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was small and light brown. Aroma had rum, vanilla, roasted malts and chocolate. Palate was full bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, rum, chocolate, liquorice, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had rum, roastedness and bitterness. Nice beer but a bit too sweet.
SimplySike (961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2012 2012-08-09
Poors dark/black ruby red with creamy head.
Aroma rum, dark fruits, choco, roasted malts, hint of coffee.
Taste is sweet, little sour, a small bitter finish.
After 6 months still amazing.
Aroma: Very strong sweet thick. Hints of coffee but mostly rum.
Appearance: Dark (almost black) ruby read. Creme head.
Taste: Sweet, liquor, raisins, little bitter.
Palate: full body, oily feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish.
Overall: I like this beer it’s interesting :).
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong on the Nose, first sip kinda taste a little watery, but the next one i could taste the rum. Toasty malt flavours. Very heavy, a great winter warmer.
Enjoyit (3479) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of color with a beige head. An aroma of roasted malt, prunes, sweets, chocolate and raisins. A flavor of syrup, prunes, roasted malt, weak bitter, alcohol and raisins.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A thick dark beer with an unnervingly white head(!) that seems to have avoided taking on any colour despite the roasted malts, high ABV, or aging in the rum casks. Sweet, buttery aromas, with some alcohol lingering, not much really (why is this beer kegged!?). Much mellower than anticipated - a buttery, cake-mix flavour leads the way, smooth and surprisingly light on the palate. Some apple in the finish, turning what was a fairly one-note sweet, malty beer into a surprising sour-finisher. Quite fun.
joergen (21468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ungstrup.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice and marzipan.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits.
Sweet finish of dried fruits.
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear brown, small light brown head.
roasted malts, booze in the aroma.
flavor is sweet dark fruity, licorice, complex.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a clear reddish brown with an off-white head. Heavy sweet caramel, oxidized wood and booze. Solid body, caramel, vanilla, wood, whisky and some warming alcohol in the finish. Not even close to an Imperial Porter, I’d call this a Barley Wine - and a damm good one. 090212