nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours an oily opaque black with zero head. Nose of raisin, ancho chile, toasted bread, vanilla, malty, coffee. Flavor is sweet, dark chocolate, light licorice, vanilla, raisin, prune, malt. Full bodied, sticky finish.
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled on 1.11.10, number 974 of 3300. Dark beer out of the bottle with only the smallest of bubbles. Big bitter coffee nose. Lots of coffee flavors in this beer sweet molassess and a big warming heat. The 15% is well hidden. Really good coffee stout.
Habanero (2940) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours black with a smalltanhead. Nose of roated malts, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavor with burned malt, coffee, soy and alcohol notes. fuull bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up with some malt bitterness and a alcohol touch. A very well brewed imp. stout.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to crusianbeer for bringing this beer back from the UK.
The beer pours an inky black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt, as well as some something that resembles soy sauce. The flavor is more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and some light soy, as well as some oak, vanilla and maple. There is also some alcohol. Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.
Foffern (1360) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtasy of) the fantastic Bergen tasting crew with such stars as ClubGonzo, Inbreak and Palme, and the mighty StoreMy. Have a deep reddish brown to black colour with a light brown head. The aroma feels like concentrated dried fruit with plum, leather, wood, alcohol, rubber, and chillies. In the flavour I recognize dried fruit and leather, but also a coffee mocha touch with dark chocolate, chocolate truffles, a little roast, and chili in the end. The beer has a medium bitterness and feels oily in the mouth. A beautiful beer with good taste, and could have easily been served as a dessert in itself.
laiti (6434) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ lusikka. Bottle #2664 01.11.2010 (japanese marking: BBE 01.11.2020)
Aroma is rather strong on cocoa, also some vegetable-like chili. Flavour is oversweet with cocoa, sugar, some roasted malt and chili. Kind of reminds me of Nøgne Ø DH3. Too sweet, although the (moderate) chili is nice here.
olio (6906) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 01.03.2010. Bottle no 2664/3300.
Pours pitch black color with minimal beige head. Aroma of tar, peat, candy sugar, chocolate, sweet caramel malts and some vanilla. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, sugar candy, vanilla, very faint chili at the end. Quite mellow palate, overly sweet and a bit berryish. Very much like a berry infused DH3.
lusikka (6738) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled on 01.11.2010. Bottle #2664 of 3300.
Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and some licorice-like notes. Flavour of strong roasted malts, oak, dark chocolate, licorice, sweet sugar and weak chili burn in the finish. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a finish of roasted malts, licorice and weak chili burn again. Oak feels a bit too. Good stuff, however, I was hoping for a hotter chili burn.
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled on 01.11.2010, Bottle #2664/3300 - Pours pitch black with a tiny sticky brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and hints of syrup. Taste is quite sweet with syrup and notes of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and hints of warming chili. Finish is sweet and roasty with hints of syrup. A bit too sweet for my taste, and the chili is slightly too subtle. A bit unbalanced.
aleph (231) - - APR 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottles @ Mikkeller. Black pour, negligible tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Followed by the Nagas chili towards the end, which gives a slight but lasting burn. Commendable balance between the sweeter start and the hotter finish. Medium-low carbonation, smooth, medium-full body.