Kristall-König (2009) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Festival der Bierkulturen 15.05.2010
Malziger, cognacartiger Duft, gleichzeitig hopfenbetont zitrusaromatisch. Startet sehr dicht dunkelmalzig. Im Mittel schokoladig, würzig mit einer sehr gut balancierten Bitternote. Malzbitter und samtig-schokoladig abebbend. Im Finish leichtes Alkoholflair. Super Imperial-Stout. Extraklasse!Test vom 19.5.2010, Gebinde: Fass
OleR (4376) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green waxed 18 cL bottle, brought home from de Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Black with ruby-brown edges. A finger of creamy choco head. Smell licorice, hard roasted sweet dark malts and strong coffee ground. Also some barrel notes and a nice whiff of vanilla. Full malt body. Creamy in the mouth, with soft prickling carbonation. Sweet, roasty and warm. Coffe, licorice and wood. Quite vinous. Substantial bitterness. Finishes smooth, warm and balanced. Great drinkability for such a big beer.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A black one, topped by a medium sized, creamy, tan head. Red wine, roasted malts, some alcohol and oak and a touch of coffee on the nose. The flavor has a good bitterness to support the roasted malts and coffee, as well as the oak and vinous feeling. Full-bodied and slightly warming on the palate. A rather lovely one, making me forget to take notes when drinking it. 110107
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
250mL green wax from Belgobaren in Stockholm, Sweden. Courtesy of Jack himself! The pour is a deep, tawny maroon with a scant, creamy, tan head. Little spotty lace. Aroma is wet wood, sharp coffee and chocolate, peat, boozy black cherries, meat, fat. Taste is buttery/ganache, heavy, rich, tart cherries, but dry and bitter. Sort of like liquid smoked chocolate. Excellent, soft, creamy palate. Sweet up front and bitter, tart in the back. Really yummy. Would pair well with hanger steak.
gunnfryd (9376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, coffee, oak. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, coffee, licorice, fruit, malt, oak, whiskey. Full body . Nice beer.
wyzzywyz22 (1762) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Mes. Black as the abyss with a small brown head. Nose and taste had abundant dark chocolate and roasted malt with some alcohol and barrel notes. Very smooth, fullish and creamy mouthfeel. Some bitternes protruded towards the finish. Barely noticable ABV overall. A perfect late night sipper. Ace!
Beer4000 (4116) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
180 ml bottle. Black body with a thin brown head. Aroma of sweet, roasted malt, molasses, coffee and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, bitter and warming alcohol. Full bodied. The alcohol it selves is more obvious than the actual whisky flavor. Damn nice anyway.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks to Noize.
Bottle # 165/1440:
Small brown foamy head on top of a black beer.
Smell coffee beans, cacao, roasted/burnt malts, hints of chocolate and alcohol.
Taste coffee, coffee beans, roasted malts, bitter, dark chocolate, hint of warmth (alcohol), hint of tar and a slight hint of something earthy.
Bitter, coffee and grass in the aftertaste.
Low carbo, medium to full body and soft silky mouthfeel.
abemorsten (2234) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 531 shared at one of gunnar’s top shelf beer tastings. Black with clear red edges and topped by a short lived creamy brown head. Molasses and alcohol among the aromas along with roasted notes and dark dried fruits. Sweet and alcoholic flavors with plenty of roasted notes and coffee. Full bodied and splendid!
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #421 courtesy of steptin, thank you sir! Very dark brown color, medium brown head with fair retention. Aroma of booze, wood, vanilla, chocolate, raisins. Taste is whisky and dark chocolate. Good stuff!