mcberko (8443) - 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.
Scopey (8329) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bruce - cheers! It pours near black with a small light tan head. The nose is earth, roasty, toast, milk chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, rocky road, fudge and treacle. The taste is rich-roasted malt, coffee, toast, earth, light spice, bourbon, brown sugar, molasses, warming, cola, burnt caramel and dark fruit with a dry, roasty finish. Full body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour. Nice balance and rather drinkable.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Bottle #0103. Black with a light brown foam. Vinous aroma, burnt, with dark chocolate, coffee, whiskey, a bit of dark fruits, a bit of vanilla and alcohol. Burnt flavor, boozy, bittersweet, with dark chocolate, whiskey, a bit of espresso, vinous fruity notes, vanilla, and a drier burnt finish. Full-bodied.
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Friends. Old world nose, wood, citrus/lactic acid, light ,vanilla, yogurt, coffee, chocolate. Some berries too. Nice barrel or bretty edge. Flavor is chocolate, fruits, lactic yogurt and vanilla, peppery finish. Pretty great. Full, smooth, oily. Damn great. Lots of umami, meat, some soy.
olio (7089) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014
33 cl bottle. Vertical tasting with 666.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Nutty aroma, roasted malts, bourbon, licorice and chocolate, lots of molasses too. Very sweet sugary flavor, molasses, chocolate, faint licorice and syrup.
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.
Rated on 20131008
Pours bitch color with a small head. Aroma of bourbon, licorice, roasted malts and vanilla. Flavour of vanilla, licorice, roasted malts, chocolate and mild cherry notes. Very smooth and tasty.
Borup (7001) - 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.
Plovmand (6794) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mikkeller. Pours jet black with a creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet roasted with coffee oak and chocolate notes. The flavor is lots of oak, roasted malts, licorice, ripe fruit and light spices.
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Ferris (6784) - 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.
lusikka (6770) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of roastiness, nutty malts, cognac and and tart wood. Flavour of roastiness, tart wood, cream, vanilla, herbs, molasses and licorice. Full bodied and oily but a bit thin mouthfeel. Carbonation is too low, unfortunately, as it is almost non-existent. Flavour is more complex than in the original version. Too flat, still.
laiti (6567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @ tiong, bottle #0022?
Vertical with 666
Aroma is sweet with oat, nuts and whisky tones; peat and some smoke. Also hints of hay. More stale than 666. Flavour is sweet with whisky, woody tones, peat and licorice. Also some salmiac. Pleasant, better than 666. More stinging and aggressive though.