Palme (2988) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33l bottle from 2011. It wants out of the bottle this! It’s quite dark and really oily on the pour, actually as good as black in color and the head is really big, dark chocolate-brown and quite good looking. On the nose there are tons of things going on. The dominating aroma is actually something spicy and salty soy sauce mixed with licorice, chocolate, heavy roasted almost burned malts, some alcohol, wood and used matches. Quite deep, complex and really interesting. It’s soft to average on the carbonation, and it has a thick fat oily mouthfeel. It’s quite sweet this. Much more than the aroma lead me to beleive. Chocolaty-sweet, almost cloying with honey, quite warming and stingy with booze. Prickling cognac alcohol flavors with some salty licorice in the background. It’s really brutal this! Used the best part of two hours on this little bottle. 28.12.2012
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a massive tan head. Big roasty aroma, chocolate and some dark fruits. Taste is very rich, chocolate, licorice and dark fruits. Thick and exteemely sweet. I like this one a lot
cgarvieuk (13131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... huge foam ing ... dark sweet chocolate nose... lightmeaty nose... fizzes up in mouth ... dark chocolate roast .... quite honey ... sweet roast ... ok
TheJestersBeer (1930) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black, with a brown head.
Massive, roasted aroma, chocolate, licorice, coffee, wood, vanilla, dried fruit, raisins, caramel.
Sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Sweet, almost cloying taste, massively roasted, chocolate, coffee beans, licorice, raisins, ash, smoke, wood.
Nice and complex, but waaaay too sweet. I wonder what age will do with this beer? (2012-10-19)
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black coloured. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Dark aroma, roasted, soy sauce. Heavy sweet flavor, sugars, dades, moderate bitter finish. Syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Voldby, DK.
Black with brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol. Flavour with spirit, coffee and wood.
Geokkjer (5265) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, dried fruits, malt and wood. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some chocolate, raisins, malt, caramel, warming alcohol and nuts. Full body, average carbonation.
lusikka (5325) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A.
Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of grassy hops, dark chocolate, syrup and licorice. Flavour of roasted malts, grassy hops, dark chocolate, oak, espresso, strong syrup and salty licorice. Alcohol comes through a bit too much. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes smooth, malty and a bit salty. A bit too sweet, at least now, but I’m guessing this ages well. Rather interesting, but not at it’s best yet.
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Gusher, leaving behind a large caramel head over a jet black body. Aroma is dark chocolate, burnt toast, licorice, wood, cognac, hints of coffee, sweet vanilla and dark sugars. Taste is sweet syrupy espresso notes, licorice, cognac, caramel and hints of sugar and alcohol. Very raw and unbalanced, with a near-sickening sweet fringe. Also, the palate is disturbingly fizzy for a full-bodied high ABV beer like this, creating a sense of confusion in my mouth. Not quite there unless you want a serious sugar rush. :-P
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
burnt sweet aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice sweet coffe aroma,