olio (4830) - 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.
Miksu (4741) - Jyvšskylš, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle. Black color with rusty head. Aromas of perfumed alcohol, tar, licorice, wet wood and soft coffee. Grassy coffee, lots of alcohol, salt, licorice and charcoal. Full body, woody palate. Hard to drink, quite boozy, very slow sipper.
BoBoChamp (4722) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, as Haver & Gort íBarrel Agedí, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex Stout, roasted/malty and slightly alcoholic/spicy, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
laiti (4557) - 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.
Sigmund (4539) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black colour, tan head. Moderately roasty and oaky aroma, hints of vanilla and chocolate. Medium sweet flavour, notes of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Could use some more hops, but still a good beer as it is.
Camons (4531) - 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
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Euston Tap.Pours like black oil, but with a light brown head. Rich aroma of smoke, fruit and coffee. Smoke and hints of meatiness, but very moderate, caramel, noticeable alcohol. Complex and original, but age would probably soften some of the edges.
caesar (4508) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, febr 2012. Black color, medium lasting brown head. Aroma of chocolat, coffee, bit grainy, hint of grapes, molasses. Apart from the barrel aging, it does have some similarities to a certain Double Oatmeal Stout. I noticed on the label there should be some barrel aging, although it was hard to find out what kind. Not bourbon or peated whisky, more mellow and now that I see ratebeer, itís speyside whisky. Ok, fair enough. In taste itís quite dry, some wood and quite boozy. A bit too boozy actually. I can recall I said that about the H&V misto as well, but this one has aged for over a year, so it cant be that itís too fresh. Itís just too boozy.
altonbrownd (4500) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark black body with slight tan head. Nose is coffee, molasses , toffee, licorice, barley and chocolate. Nice and toasty texture. Taste is chocolate and espresso up front. Some malts and caramel. Really nice.
kappldav123 (4292) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at CBC 2012. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Chocolate-malty aroma. Starts earthy-malty, strong, soft chocolate notes. Finish warming-malty, a bit alcoholic, but well balanced. Great beer!