Hansen (7441) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, almost black. Has a light-brown head, medium duration. Malty-roasted notes with whisky-notes, faint peat. Strong flavor, more roasted and peaty notes, warming alcohol. Moderate bitter finish. Dry, creamy texture.
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled. 28.02.2012. BBE +25 years.
Pours pitch black color with a medium beige head. Aroma of some port wine, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, some wooden notes, bourbon, hints of vanilla and peat. Flavor of dark chocolate, ash, cocoa powder, bourbon, some red wine notes, hints of coffee, dark berry notes and peat. Very rich and complex brew with a nice appealing aroma, sadly the alcohol comes through a bit too much. Still very good.
Ibrew2or3 (7411) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pours mahogany with mocha like head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, dark roasted malts, some spicy wood like notes and then vague soft barrel notes. The taste begins with roasted malts, dark roasted malts and some chocolate. It then moves into almost peaty like booze and spicy wood. Overall the mouthfeel is on the thin side and the taste lingers with mild spicy wood notes and fading roasted maltiness.
laiti (7263) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled 28.02.2012, BBE 28.02.2037
Aroma is sweetish with lots of peat, some whisky and oaky notes. Flavour is sweet and rather strong on whisky notes. Some peat and woody notes too. Foamy and somewhat creamy palate. Too sweet and too strong on whisky.
douglas88 (7177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dylan. Looked really rough, but has held up. Pours a pure jet black color with a medium brown head. A pine and hop nose with astringency and whisky. The flavor is a big cocoa and roast, again more pine, the whisky really melts into a similar earthy and bitter flavor, very smooth. Finishes with earthy chocolates. Very solid. Easy despite the ABV.
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beautiful beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, Speyside whiskey, sweet toffee and ash. Flavour of roasted malts, smoked wood, Speyside whiskey again, raisins, caramel and low bitterness. Rich mouthfeel and good carbonation. Very rich finish with roasted malts, dark fruits and some tanginess. Very smooth and exceptional without being overly extreme.
Plovmand (6913) - 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.
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey and roasted malts. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
tderoeck (6067) - 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.
Cuso (5866) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk. Almost black color with huge frothy beige head. Aroma of roqasted malt, ash, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, raisins, peat, wood, whiskey. Bittersweet finish. Full bodied beer. Dangerously tasty beer.