tiong (6294) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle @ CBC 2013
Pours pitch black with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet roasty malts, wood, alcohol and molasses. Taste is smooth, slicky and sweetish with some roastiness, molasses and syrup. Finish is warming and smooth. Nice, balanced is.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle @ CBC2013. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, salty licorice and bread. Flavour is rather heavy with roasted malts, licorice, soy sauce, bread and some bitterness. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, warming, salty finish. Great.
kjorup (24) - DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle.
Black!, black!, black!, with a thick chocolate colored head.
Aroma contains notes of dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla.
Body is full and carbonation is medium. Somewhat surprisingly, there is not much aftertaste.
Flavor is very up front. Immediately you are hit with BIG taste of raisins, soy, chocolate, vanilla, dark chocolate. A little sweet, but not not too much.
Very well rounded, and quite enjoyable.
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ccb hunahpu day. On tap. Pour thick black with golden rimmed lacing. This beer is sour!? Is it supposed to be? I love imperial stouts but this is different. Tastes like a sweet cigar. Not a fan =/. I normally like sour beers, but I?m not used to trying a dark sour so bizarre I don?t know how to explain it. Go try it. I think there is too much going on
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hunahpu Day pour #4. Listed as 2011 vintage. Pours black with tan head. Roasty, hoppy chocolate smell, heavy on the roasted grain. Hmmm. Sour roasted grain taste, very sweet, too. Not sure I am into this one. The flavors don't seem to meld well. Thick mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation.
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th September 2011
Opaque black beer, dark brown head - short lived. Slightly heavy but silky palate. Mild carbonation. Dark chocolate and rich dark malts. Fresh coffee and cream. Minerals. Smooth finish with a whisper of aniseed. Rich and tasty but needs something more to reach the highest echelons.
Habanero (3905) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Nose of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruits and caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, quite bitter and with alcohol notes. Excellent.★★★★
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A very rich and spicy black beer. Brutal but drinkable sugar bomb.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when approximately 1 year of age. Bottle sent to me by hopscotch, thanks a lot Eric
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan light-brown head
In long: Nose is very rich, raisins covered in caramel, black liquorice swimming in toffee, seasoned pastry, more… Taste is more chocolaty than expected, still lots of raisins, rich caramel, cinnamon bun, a piece of rich pastry, black liquorice spiral confectionery, plenty of anise. Bohr and Dirac + rum barrel aging created the atrocity that is Nielsbohrium. I could recognize certain aspects of Nielsbohrium in Bohr, however Bohr was not nearly as offensive as Nielsbohrium. Bohr is over-the-top, a brutal sweet assault on the palate, but it is not an unpleasant one. Named after Niels Henrik David Bohr, a brilliant Danish scientist in advanced physic from mid 1900s, so you see, the Danes have been obsessed with numbers for a very long time.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a viscous, dark black color that’s completely opaque with a one finger dark mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Looks incredible!
Sweet, slightly spicy aroma with a balanced of roasted and sweet malt notes as well as some dark fruit and sweet booze. Subtle peppery zest followed by roasted dark malt, chocolate, coffee bean, toast and oatmeal. There’s also some lactic cream and lighter chocolate malt notes followed by vinous raisin, grape and fig.
Medium bodied with a prominent peppery spice presence up front that’s countered by a complex malt bill, vinous fruit and boozy sweetness. Slightly viscous with pepper, ginger and and clove followed by roasted chocolate malt, tobacco, toffee and robust coffee bean. The roasted character is countered by sweeter malt notes, lactic cream and dark fruit notes. Hints of raisin, plum and fig give some needed sweetness toward the end of the palate which is followed by subtle boozy heat. Still, the high ABV is relatively well maxed, making this complex sipper easier to drink than expected.
Huhzubendah (3409) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
Served side by side with Dirac.
The beer is on the edge of blackness, with a beige cap that leaves a healthy trail of lacing on the glass. The aroma brings roasted malt, dark fruits, spice, and some booze. The flavor is nice, with everything well balanced and integrated. The beer is full bodied, thick, and viscous, with fairly low carbonation.
I preferred Dirac over Bohr, but only slightly. I think they are both great beers. This collaboration was definitely a success.