yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 375ml corked, courtesy of Meilby. A minimal-sized tan head disappears quickly. Black body, oily pour. Soy sauce, licorice and roasted malts on the nose. A touch of alcohol too. Flavorwise there’s soy sauce, licorice, roasted malts, coffee and a faint touch of dark chocolate. Not much hoppy bitterness going on. Full-bodied and super soft. Lasting finish. Not much warmth going on, but it’s quite sweet. A nice beer indeed. 120211
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of madmitch76, cheers Ken! Corked and caged, the cork was a bear to get off, green bottle pours murky dark mahogany with brown edges and no head. The aroma is all molasses, some chocolate, some mild peatiness and then earthy chocolate and spices. The taste is nice and sweet and smooth with molasses, sludgy chocolate malts and sugary caramel goodness. There’s really no carbonation to speak of but this is a sipping beauty. There’s plenty of lingering sweetness and mild chocolate and dark roasted malts carrying deep into the after taste.
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by ibrew2or3 @ Woodshed 1.0! Pleasantly surprised by this as I somewhat expected a hot mess. Instead, I tried something that was aggressive but refined. Fudge, Baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, rich coffee, and molasses with a Belgian influence. Heavy, viscous, thick but not cloying. Appreciated the chance to try.
anders37 (20831) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor with toasted hints. Has a roasted malty chocoalte finish.
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botle. thanks Kschep. pours pitch black with no head, Aroma is blue cheese, salty, nutty, chocolate, coffee, dusty, vanilla, slight boozy, caramel, malty, roasted slight soy sauce, light ashy, Taste: very sweet, tingly, sugary, cocoa powder, malty, chocolate, bready, vanilla, dried fruits, dates,prunes, slight alco burn, nutty, dusty hops. Where’s the coconut? overall: way too SWEET!
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is decent sweet licorice, sharpie notes, cedar, some alcohol, sweet roasted malt, feel is mediumbroad, carb Is mediumweak with small bubbles, taste is cherry, sweet broad licorice, some blue cheese, late iron
Nisse666 (5556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thx to larsniclas, cons 2012-12-04 Göteborg
AR: caramel, coffey, chocolate, vomit,
AP: pitch black, dark brown frothy head
F: sugary, maderia, cholcoate powder, chocolate, coey, no carbonation, soy sauce,
_angst_ (4125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled @ Ekstedts tasting on December 2. Courtesy of larsniclas. Pours black with a small brown head. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, liquorice and wood. Taste is very sweet with roasted malts, soy, hazel and molasses. Finish is sweet with sweet liquorice. Too sweet for me to fully enjoy it.
ekstedt (6232) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (375 ml), courtesy of larsniclas. Black with beige head. Sugary, caramelly with harsh roasted and burnt notes. Full bodied, low carbonation. Ridicilously sweet, medium to high bitterness.
Dazz3 (1704) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Ekstedt’s Testing 11-12-02. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells chocolate and soy. Tastes very sweet, chocolate and roasted malt with a similar finish.