MOARBEER (91) - BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with absolutely zero head. Looks like flat Cola. Quite sweet and mega oily mouthfeel. Not much barrel. So far my least favorite of the Emelisse white label BA. The laphroaig BA was far superior.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle - pours deep black with no head at all and no carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, plums and liquorice. Medium body with medium mouthfeel, taste of wood and chocolate.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@omhper. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is fudge, toffee, caramel, some liquorice as well as mild whiskyish notes. Flavour is liquorice, toffee, mild tart wood, vanilla and some slight notes of alcohol. Smooth and rather balanced.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(From notes 25 Oct, 2012) Bottle. Practically no head. The beer is almost pitch black. Aroma is sweet and wineish. Flavor toward a sweet soy sauce. Mouthfeel is watery, i.e. low viscosity, does not feel smooth/creamy as many others do. Finish is a alcoholic warming bitterness.
I realized while drinking this beer that I had a slight cold. I was not able to get the full experience. I suspect I would give this one a higher score when my left nostril actually lets air flow through it properly.
MrHangover (2076) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Jet black color, beige head. Balanced aroma with whisky notes. Very nice balanced. Not too much whisky but it stays nice in background. Very nice!
Vaiz (3115) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ tasting. Black pour. Aroma is subtle whiskey, well hidden in loads of roasted malts, nuts, caramel, vanilla, sugar, chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate, bread, vanilla and tobacco. Slightly warming finish. Really well balanced. Great aging.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful concoction.
Smells sweet, with molasses and a hint of toffee. Tastes very sweet, with a small bitterness, and a feeling of honey. Some dark berries, a black currant perhaps. Texture is silky. Mildly cloying finish. Very little carbonation.
I could drink this as a desert for quite some time...
omhper (18763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Completely black, small head. Fruity whisky and licorice. Mid sweet and full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Tar, dark chocolate and licorice. Grainy aniseed finish with whisky heat.
Ughsmash (6970) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured very near black with just about no head sticking around. The aroma picked up toasty, slightly burnt, excellent whiskey over dark chocolate, ashy malts, and some licorice.. quite nice. The flavor found more sweet-ish whiskey, oak, and deep vanilla notes than anything else, with a bed of rich chocolates and charred black malts beneath.. back to the tasty whiskey over chocolate and a kiss of vanilla bean on the long, peppery finish. Medium-plus bodied with very little carbonation on the palate.. kind of a slick feel to it.. some very good components, but the barrel didn’t fully integrate with the base beer.
Garlic_of_Doom (344) - SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours black. Head is not present, just a small ring of brown lacing around the glass and oily lacing on the surface of the beer.
Aroma has peat, coffee, cream, whiskey, slightly tone of acetone.
Taste is sweet at first with cherries and figs , then roasted malt, some smoke, and a warm and lasting bitter, salty liquorice ending.
Full bodied, smooth and thick mouth feel, low carbonation.
A lot of flavours in this one. Interesting range from sweet, to roasted to the bitter salt liquorice.