abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at the Cask Norway stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Black body with a light brown rim. Prune, raisin liqueur nose. Full bodied, alco warm and smooth to drink with an oily texture. Dark fruits and roasted raisin stand out among the pungent flavors
kryon (1024) - SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown low head
Aromas of wood, black malts, chocolate
Nice tar taste with wood, hints of coffee, loads of bitter dark malts
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fiammanghilla (337) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottiglia 33cl, ordinata su birraland e bevuta a casa.
Nera con schiuma marroncina molto persistente.
Delicata, setosa, gradevole tostatura, infinita in bocca.
Alcolica ma non stucchevole, complessa.
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gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle at Nærbøfestivalen 13. Pours pitch black, no head. Aroma of red ripe fruits, roasted malts, coffee and whisky. Taste is deep sweet light roasted malts, caramel sauce, vanilla, dark fruits. Sticky oily mouthfeel, full bodied and soft carbonated, a lovely brew with a decent warming alcohol finish.
Ktwse (1222) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with low light tan head. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, muscovado, dates, raisins, light vanilla, chocolate. Taste is port vinous, barrel sweet with a boozy bitter kicking in towards the finish, which is looong and lightly chocolate bitter. Warming. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
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RexTalionis (1988) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Black in color with a tan bubbly head. Vanilla, bourbon oaky barrel notes even light smokyness in aroma. Bourbon notes, some sweeter notes, vanilla and light roastedness. Quite strong aftertaste with bourbon vanilla notes being there. A bit boozy perhaps at times, but is then towards the end turning into more nicer vinous notes.
jookos (1309) - FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black. Dark roasty licorice. Oaky sweety vanilla, malts. Pretty heavy stuff. Whiskey barrels, salty sea. Intensive.
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Hermod (2579) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewdog, Stockholm. Black, brown head. Sweet, woody, dried fruity notes. Flavor has wood, lingering sweetness, dark fruits, roastedness. Long warming finish with plums.
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Philym (326) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with a thin quickly disappearing very thin tan head to leave a glass ring.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, vanilla, slight peat, spirituous and vinous, with prune and raisin. There are also grassy, floral and bready notes.
Taste: Medium/high sweetness, medium bitterness and low sourness. Toffee, vanilla and a subtle treacle taste dominate the palate.
Palate: Thick texture, medium body and mouthfeel, astringent, no carbonation, with an alcohol warmth and sweetness in the lingering.
Comments: Gorgeous, this is probably one of the best beers I have had. Left slight glass ring lace.
Scopey (4615) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via the dog of brew. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, earth, meaty, chocolate, medicinal notes, whisky, toffee and some soy sauce. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate gateaux, fudge, treacle, wood, earth, whisky, medicinal aspect, decent bitterness, salted liquorice, dark fruit and pleasant alcohol bite. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Rich, indulgent and big on flavour. The soy sauce notes on the nose is slightly detracting, but the taste more than makes up for it.