cards04 (2626) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really interesting beer. Pours a dark cola colour with off-white head. Aromas are strawberries, milk chocolate, and a touch of smoke. Sweet berry and chocolate flavours - a stronger finish, almost liquore like, with a touch of burnt sugar. Very interesting, and good!
northropfrye (3198) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for cards04 for this. Dark body with brown head. Aroma of over-ripe strawberries, sweet candy, malts. Taste is sweet and malty. Quite a nice strong ale here.
RexTalionis (3475) - FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, bottled 04/08/2011. Pours dark brown in color with a foamy tan head. Sweet aroma with some brown sugar and syrup, some chocolate and roasted malts as well. Some notes of darker fruits and bitter chocolate in taste. Smooth and easy to drink. No sign of the alcohol. Great brew.
Swaroga (2023) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown with medium, tanned head. Nose : toffee, chocolate with aromas of banana, dried and cooked fruits. Yeast, cheese. Spices. Sip : Medium thick body, oily texture and low carbonation. Sweet with aromas of dry cacao, toffee, dried raisins and plums, wood, whisky. Esters and booze are warming. Ending is bitter like sweet expesso. Very tasty.
Hermod (6241) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle, bottled: 13/02/2012. Nearly black, some light coming through though, thin, creamy brown head. Very sweet on the nose, molasses, licorice, roasted malt and wood. Flavor has roasted malt, licorice, oat, hops and light cocoa notes. Finish is long with ash and wood but also some syrapy sweetness. Grows on me the more I drink of it. Medium bodied, making it very easy to drink.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Daaaark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, dishwasher, spices and belgian yeast. Taste is toffee, spices and some alcohol. Rich mouthfeel.
The_Osprey (5768) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2016
Jan 2013 - 330ml bottled on the 13/02/2012 as ’De Molen Mooi & Meedogenloos’, 10.2%. It’s a dark beer with a large head. Aroma is huge with dense molasses. Can smell it from several feet away. Body is quite thick. Taste is sweet and a little sharp, well rounded, pungent caramel with roasted malts, a little bitter at the end. Big bodied, rich and sweet. The alcohol is completely lost in the flavour. [early rate] (3.9)
Mar 2016 - Same bottling as last time. Now over 4 years old. Black with a huge foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses and blackcurrant jam. Body is light, tingly carbonation, foamy. Taste is still very sweet. Liqueur. Filter coffee mixed with 50% syrup. Perhaps less sweet than a younger bottle but still too much for me. Aging hasn’t improved it. (3.2)
mikereserva (4) - Schin op Geul, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl in Trappist glas, bottled on 13 april 2012.
Aroma - Deep, dark, dark fruits even.
Looks - Very Dark.
Head - Thick, light brown, long present.
Taste - Dark, Chocolate, Hoppy, Roasted. Nice bitterness at the end.
Very, very nice.
Alusmamuts (1456) - LATVIA - MAR 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, dark brown with rich light brown foam cap. Light "roasted" sweetness with rich bitter aftertaste. Very vell rich balanced overall taste (I’m not a big fan of dark beers, but like this one really much)
Kosmokrator (822) - ITALY - MAR 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Densa e nera come la notte, schiuma medio-scarsa e poco persistente. Aroma e gusto sono un tripudio di malto abbrustolito, caffè, uvetta, vaniglia, vino liquoroso e nocciole, con un risultato più orientato verso l’amaro. Corposa, oleosa, astringente e di difficile beva, fantastica!