kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 Bottle shared at Mikkeller bar. Pours black with no head. Aroma of rich chocolate, licorice and light alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet, no bitterness, thick licorice with rum notes and light coconut. Full bodied with no real carbonation. Extremely thick oily mouthfeel.
Johnwatt82 (2) - - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty, licorice, vanilla, Very slight smoke. This is one beer I’d really like to get hold of again.
gunnfryd (9723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with no head. Aroma is licorice, alcohol, roasted malt, cacao. Flavour is licorice, alcohol, coffee, hop, cacao, soyasaus, chocolate, roasted malt. Enjoyable beer.
Rune (7248) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
After having tried to get this one in Glasgow and Edinburgh I finally found a 375ml bottle at Mikkeller Bar. Bottle no. 1602, shared with two fellow Norwegians at the bar. Jet black body. Bright naked surface. Dark bread and sweetness of anise to the nose. Likable taste profile of dark fruits and dark berries on a vanilla oak backbone. Sherry impression. Long-lived ending with strong, but well integrated, alcohol warming down the throat. Superb sipper (Copenhagen, 09.05.2012).
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Bottled 20.02.09, number 2929/3600. Pours a deep, opaque brown color with a small dark tan head. Aroma of rich chocolate, molasses, charred oak, vanilla, coconut, and coffee. Flavor of molasses, dark fruits, caramel, fudge, coconut, vanilla, and oak- not as roasty as the nose. Medium-full bodied, with a smooth, sweet mouthfeel and low carbonation. 12.5% ABV is totally masked. Really rich and smooth and nice.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No real head very dark pour soft mild carbonation aromas liquorice caramel alcohol chocolate coffee dark fruit the flavours sweet liquorice raisin alcohol rich caramel plum burnt chocolate strong bitter lovely smooth maltiness hoppy fruit mix spicy note the finish good aftertastes rich and smooth malts dark dry fruits lovely sweetness and bitter classy imperial
Foffern (1044) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with (and great courtasy of) the fantastic Bergen tasting crew with such stars as ClubGonzo, Inbreak and Palme, and the mighty StoreMy. Has a deep brown colour, almost black, with a light brown head. Smells like dried fruit, prunes, dark chocolate, alcohol, leather, slightly burned, and surprisingly some cat piss. Dried fruits, leather and roast also in the flavour, with licorice, liqueur, port wine, black currant, and the beer feels slightly acidic. Oily mouth feel. A magnificent beer with a wonderful taste.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Black with a tan head. Way too sweet both in the aroma and taste. 5 cl was enough for me. I did notice licorice, some vanilla, soy sauce and some wood.
daniele (4775) - ITALY - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media non molto persistente cioccolato morbida liquorosa dolciastra
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle@ lusikka, bottle #1740, bottled 20.02.2011
Aroma is roasted and slightly sweet with cocoa. Flavour is oversweet with sugar and cocoa. Smooth palate. Some stinging alcohol starts to occur at the end of the glass. Like AB:04, but without the chili.