faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fløska.Útsjónd: Dark brown with a nice creamy light brown head. Nøs: Sweet and roasty, nice maltiness, dark fruits, some port. Good mouthfeel indeed. Smakkur: Roasted malt, dark fruits, some wood and alcohol, mild chocolate, bit liquorice. Tasty smooth brew indeed.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep dark brown almost black complete opaque chocolate brown hues. Light beige head. Thin lasting ring
Sweet bourbon alcohol aroma with roasted chocolate malt, caramel, oatmeal, toffee, and bourbon which doesn’t overpower the other flavors. There is also some raisin, bourdeaux barrel, wood and vanilla hints in the nose.
Medium bodied with some sweet bourbon alcohol that is not overpowering with an excellent balance of chocolate malt, slight roast coffee, toffee, vanilla and earthy oak. Slightly vinous and sweet with a nice barrel presence. Delicious and incredibly quaffable. The high ABV is excellently masked.
finol (2903) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a small brown head.
Chocolate, berries, peated, sweet and alcohol.
Grapes, malt and alcohol.
Heavy dessert like feeling.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours a brune body with a tan head. A very hazy appearance. Dark fruity tones, fruit esters, port wine, oak y and chalky vanilla accents. Sweet with a modest warming and a sweet malty body. Light chocolate and a touch of mint. Nice.
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2010 Wavers you rock bro! Pours a dark brown color with very little head. Dried fruit, raisins, port, sherry, brown sugar aroma. Flavor is rich and sweet with some prunes, raisins, caramel, honey and chocolate. Nice damn beer. Thanks Baker.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by daknole. aroma is brown sugar candi yeast. flavor much the same. very balanced and a touch sour. good stuff.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Peaty brown sugar nose. Sweet caramel malt and dark candied sugar flavors with what tastes like rye in the finish. Solid.
hirigalzkar (2753) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Bottle. Pours black with a small, but nice, golden head. I really like the booziness in the aroma. Sweet alcohol, milk chocolate, vanilla and grapes. The grape notes are not as welcome in the taste as in the aroma. The oaky mint/vanilla notes and the smokiness in the aftertaste are nice though. I would have liked the body a bit heavier to deal with all the complexity.
Pinball (11809) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by faroeviking.
Dark brown, smooth creamy light brown head.
Aroma is dry, sweet malts, roasted grains, brown sugar, wheaty. mild and quite smooth.
flavor is smooth, licorice, roasted grains, belgain caramel, extremely smooth and well balanced, tilted to the sweet side. pretty good tasting actually.
palate is silky smooth.
ogivlado (7033) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 180ml. -from bierkompass.de; Birthday gift from my girlfriend.
Bottle No. 616 of 1216. Pitch black coloured, small brown head, very pleasant chocolate nose. Roasted malt, dark chocolate and licorice with mild alcohol presence. Also dried fruits. Vinous finish. Despite high alcohol content highly drinkable brew. Great beer, pity that the bottle is soooo small!!!