sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, citrus, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, citrus, grapefruit, liquorish and alcohol.
KingCecil (1806) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home ... It pours black with a nice creamy light brown head... The aroma is fresh fruit, berries, caramel, hops and light roasted malt... The flavor is sweet blue berries, bitter hops, light coffee and light roasted malt... very nice balance between flavors! alcohol well hidden.....
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Black colour, small brown head. Liquorice, some alcohol and mild nutty notes. Flavour is ashes, liquorice, some alcohol and mild rupe fruits. Strong and thick stuff.
laiti (3925) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’13, BBE 03/2014
Aroma has cocoa, coffee notes, and salty licorice. Flavour has salty licorice, some hay, coffee notes and semi‐dark chocolate. A bit too salty but not bad still.
lusikka (4039) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, tar, smoke and some wood. Flavour of roasted malts, bread, chocolate chip cookies and some smoked wood notes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, chocolatey finish. Great.
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of burnt malts, chocolate and dried fruits. Flavor of vanilla, cocoa and burnt malts. Smooth creamy palate.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a thick essentially black hued pour with a small and thin late to form and quick to fade brown head. Decent lace though. Aromas are are resiny and fruity. Hoppy with slightly lesser notes of chocolate, burnt toast, medium ester and toasty malt. Raisins, currants, figs, milk chocolate and tar. Flavors are hoppy, medium herbal but not too bitter. A bit woody. Lots of roasted malt, dark fruit, tar and iodine. Big chocolate hit. Woody, herbal, licorice, biscotti, marcona almonds. Nougat. Rich but tempered with the bitterness. Although a slightly sweet overall balance. Smooth malt, marshmallow, soil. Feels a bit aged, although I think it is a relatively fresh bottle. Nothing stands out too much, but it tastes good and seems well made. Velvety body with medium-low carbonation. A touch warming. Thick. Pretty good.
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Euston Tap. Dark black body with thin tan head. Nose is sweet, oaky, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is roasty malts, chocolate, medicinal, licorice, vanilla. Creamy texture with bitter in the finish.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/IV/13 - 33cl bottle from Chris Wines (London) @ home - BB: III/2014 (2013-305) Thanks to Akke for sharing the beer!
Clear very dark brown to black beer, solid creamy dark beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: caramel, sugary, some vanilla, fruity, red fruit jam, some overripe fruits, very sweet smell. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: chocolate milk, caramel, bit sugary, traces of hops, sweet. Aftertaste: soft bitter hops, caramel, mocha, chocolate, red fruits jam, sweet touch. Very decent stuff.
crossovert (4561) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust, nice caramel matl flavors, bread, cocoa, very good mineral water element.