mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing dark brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and some coffee, faint licorice, light oak/vanilla. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, coffee with some roasted malt and light licorice, light oak and light alcohol. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish, coffee and some roasted malt, light licorice, light oak, alcohol. Lightly sweetish IS - not too much coffee. Bit too much alcohol in the finish and only light oakiness.
Plovmand (7756) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CBC. Pours pitch black with a creamy lasting brown head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, oak, dark fruits, liquorice and booze. The flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, oak, liquorice and some fruit. Very very nice.
Camons (9827) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, coffee, dried dark fruits. Taste is malts, oak, coffee, light smoke, whisky, dark fruits. Full body, low carbonation, mildly burning alcohol in the finish. 120512
ClubGonzo (5359) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Jet black body, small light beige head. Nose is alcohol, wood, leather, licorice, hints of coffee and ashes. Smooth. Taste is leather, licorice, tar, alcohol, hints of coffee and wood with some sour notes of dark berries in the back. Soft carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. A nice imperial with a well-cloaked alcohol content, but which nevertheless somehow fails to reach the top rungs of my ladder.
thomat (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with small brown head. Fruity with wood tones. Malt, fruit, wood and hops. Full body with long, bitter sweet finish. Very nice !
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Almost black with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of chocolate, liquorice and whisky booze. Flavour is more of the same with a good bitter finish. Quite fizzy for an imp stout. Good but had better from De Molen.
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
coffee, toast, dough, black, cloudy, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish. Barrel aging coming through in some sweet vanilla notes. Good full beer.
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17/V/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - bottled: 28/II/12 (2012-513) Thanks to Bene for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep brown to black beer, small aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of mocha, dried fruits, caramel, alcohol, some disinfectant, bit of coffee. MF: lot of carbon, medium body, alcohol burning the throat. Taste: mocha, coffee, sugary, dried fruits, warming alcohol. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, coffee, oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar.
cgarvieuk (20751) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... that colapses to thin tan head ... deep meaty ... roast malt nose ... light fizz ... deep dark roast malts ... little too much whiskey and little too much fizz ... fruity roast ... soft chocolate ... mellow whisky ... nice but not stunning
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a big brown head. Dark dried fruits, coffee, chocolate, tar and a bit ashy aroma. Similar flavour, sweet and a bit too much alcohol.