fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 12.fl.oz. [ Vintage 2002 ].
Clear dark black color with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, moderate to heavy raisin, dark fruits, plum, prune, port, brown sugar, moderate whisky - alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. What a beer, just love it ;o)) 
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 12 oz bottle. Pours dark almost black with no head. Thick roasted malty and strong alcohol note, not so balanced. Minor raisin note. Flavour is thick and heavy roasted malt, chocolate and liqourice but most of all dominated by alcohol. Dry ad dark finish with a slight burning alcohol. Way too much alcohol for my taste.
Ungstrup (29019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with no head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of alcohol and raisins almost like brandy. The flavor is sweet caramel with notes of malt, alcohol, apricot, and chocolate. The alcohol runs prickling over the tongue and it has a very strong body.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of JCapriotti. Dark brown with a vaguee, orange hue - almost no head. Extreme aroma of bourbon and oak. Extremely full body, extremely sweet with lots of raisin notes and other dried fruit. Extremely alcoholic with distinct bourbon notes. The immense alcohol feel puts this a bit off balance. Very subdued bitterness. Still a tremendous beer though. 080707
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Aroma of liquorice, alcohol and dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of alcohol, liquorice and dried fruits.
Tastes more like dessertwine than stout.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled@Akkurat, Stockholm. Dark black colour, small brown head. Aroma is bigtime coffee, hops, chocolate, caramel and some roastedness. Flavour is really much roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, some alcohol and lots of caramel and toffee. Really wellaged and pleasant brew!
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks hopsrus!!
Black hole black. I guess this is what happens when you're talking this sort of gravity. Calvados-like aroma. Very sweet, very complex and very, very malty. Notes of prunes, pepper and molasses. I think it is not as balanced as the 18% version was.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007, after festival RB night; huge thanks to oh6gdx
Black and brown color, no head, tears on the glass. Alcoholic aroma, some phenol, mature caramel, tobacco. The liquid flows like lava in my mouth, wrapping the tastebuds like a superfluid, with its sweet concoction of caramel malt, delicate chocolate malt, raisins. The final is shorter than expected (the age?). A monster.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2nd May 2009
Black obsidian stout with dark brown edges. No head whatsoever. Somewhat oily in appearance. Thin (thin?!!) semi dry palate. Astoninshing flavour. Rich port wine like red fruits well belnded with coffee and licorice. A little brandy in the finish which has a mild carbonated bite. As rich and as rewarding as proper (ie not yer £20 supermarkert Quinta) Vintage Port and just as complex! Never thought I would get to try this and without Ratebeer I would not have. Thanks RB!
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 6, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Bottle ah home ... all to myself ... hehehehe ... well ok i did let stella have a little ... deep deep oily black ... short lived fizzed tan head ... rummy toffee roast oily malt nose ... some fizz in mouth feel ... silky rich treacle toffee is the first impression...theres a definit ligth spiritness but not rough ... the alcohols there but in the same way its there in a whisky ... a nice warming feeling ensues ... WOW again ... i dont think this is at the Heights of the UK release i drank about 2 years ago ... but that makes this 3 years older... the mouthfell is totally tip top ... and the flavour is so rich deep and fruity ... figgs ... raisins ... plums .. and the sweet treacle toffee
bottle at home ... soft mellow chocolate roast nose... chocolate malts ... hint of mushroom ... soft soya ... dark toffee roast ... figs and raisins ... sherry ... definite alcohol there... rich treacle and dark fruits ... 4.0