PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle smuggled from Netherlands as a gift care of Kermis shared with Jeano. Pours sinful black with small head that didn’t hang around for too long. Notes of bakers chocolate, rich barrel, caramel, tons of licorice and an impressive malt/hop bill. Has some nice bitterness mixed into the decadent roasty dark notes. Long lasting and warming in the chest. Cheech ahh
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, oak, vanilla and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Dark red-black, small head. Deep aroma. Cough syrup, some artificial fruit. Barleywine notes, rich cherry. Tart, dark chocolate. Alc reasonably balanced. Interesting.
mcberko (9224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of bourbon, spiciness, and roast. Flavour seems off a bit, with notes of cough syrup, other medicinal notes and light barrel notes. Something seems badly wrong here - how is this in the 100th percentile? Decent, but lacking.
Prufrockstar (1468) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Deep brown pour with khaki head. Some lacing, even the next day. Roast, chocolate, dark fruit; coffee, soft vanilla and oak. Light marshmallow. Sweet, with warming, moderately bitter finish. Full body, slick texture. Overall: on the mellower side of treatments for this beer, but a nice sipper.
Ferris (7581) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Little booze and nice roasty sweetness. Deep brown black with a decent light brown head. Roast, chocolate, light barrel and a nice finish. Not as good as the big brother, but still good.
Borup (7644) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mikkeller. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolate, oak and alcohol.
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Pours totally dark with no head at all. Only some big bubbles spread in the glass. Aroma is huge: lots of roasted notes, coffee, licorice, oak and dried fruits. Alocholic warm too. Taste is similar: very malty in the beginning, turning to a soft bitterness and ending with a soft warm sensation of alcohol and oak. Palate is silk, full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty brew
Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mikkeller, Black sensation. Smell has some chocolate, vanilla and malts. Pours black with a small beige head. Taste has some vanilla and some chocolate. Thin palate, yet oily. Nice beer, very pleasant.
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle! Classic black. Aroma of vanilla, wood, raisin. Taste is bittersweet. Long dry finish. Creamy.