abemorsten (2193) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #1947 kindly shared by gunnar. Pours black with a finger thick, brown, frothy head. Roasted malts, berries and dark dried fruits including raisin dominate the aroma. Sweet, alcoholic, roasted and acidic flavors. Full bodied and oily. Lively carbonation.
gunnar (4312) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours unclear dark brown with a big tanned head. Aroma of dark coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon. Taste of roasted and burnt malt, smooth and full bodied. Liquorice and strong bitter coffee. Very good and complex beer.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Pitch black with small brownish head. Meaty milk chocolate aroma with oaked red wine behind. Sweetish, full bodied eith soft mouthfeel. Hezvy on vanilla, peppery and chocolaty. Warming finish. Delightful.
Sigmund (4503) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, kindly shared by gunnar. ABV 11.2%. Black colour, big to moderate tan head. Oaky and vinous aroma, also notes of dark malts, leather, chocolate and coffee. The flavour has overall the same elements as the aroma. Excellent beer!
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours black with a nice off-white head.Aroma of cellar, coffee, chocolate and dusty malt.Flavor is sweet and roasted malt with some coffee notes .Full body,soft carbonation.Very nice beer.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle pours an oily, black with a creamy, tan head. Nose is very very nutty, chocolate, malts, sweet. Flavor is thick, sweet, cakey, lightly smokey, roasted grains, bread, light booze. Full bodied, dry finish. Pretty good.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Chriso pre-GBBF "Rock the roof down tasting". Very deep rubyish brown colour, close to black, with a small beige creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice, wood, coffee, some bourbon as well as mild alcohol. Flavour is being quite much the same in a quite a nice balance. Also some mild vanillaish notes to it. Pleasantly balanced.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown, creamy beige head. Nose of roasted malt, bit of ash and cake. Flavor is a bit green, nutty, plant-like, more malt and cake, some bitterness through the finish, bit of heat. Way better than the straight bordeaux, barrel actually goes with the beer. Still not a huge fan though.
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
180mL courtesy of Travlr. Pours a deep brune to noire with a medium, healthy, tan head. Ruby highlights in the snifter. Aroma of roasted nuts, chestnuts, smoke, vinous richness, burnt cherries, sweet dark fruits. Neither barrel is picked up here necessarily, but what emerges from both is quite complex and hard to pinpoint. Taste is massively rich, nutty, creamy, sweet, vanilla and gelato richness abounding. Thick and viscous on the palate. Probably the best beer of the night apart from the vintage Goose Island Matildas with Brett!
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Cola brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some Bourbon. Taste is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some vinous, Bourbon. Medium-full body, low carbonation.