CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle very generously shared by Levi. Thanks a ton my friend, what an absolute treat. Pours a very dark brown with reddish highlights around the edges. A lasting mocha ring, with a skim that lasts as well. Aroma is sublime: Crystallized honeyed malts, lots of floral character. Some smoke, chocolate, toffee. Very, very nice. Taste is also amazing. Lots of wood character, seems like red wine even. Vinous, floral, a bit boozy. Smoke, chocolate, oak. Slight booze heat that lasts. Just amazing, slightly more restrained booze to fill out the palate would make this a 5 for sure. I could smell and taste this one all night. Thanks again Levi.
biggsbowler (180) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle '06 - thanks Staffan - Pours a dark black with a tan head. Some viscosity and a nice body. It's a little peaty and some kind of woodiness. The taste is a smooth, rich chocolate with dark fruit. It's kind of mind blowing that I'm speechless. Have a Merry Kaggen Christmas!!!
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KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2007 vintage, 9%. Bottle courtesy of Per & shared at Christmas Tasting. The pour was a purple viscous thick pour with a brown head that lasts. An intense nose with hints of licorice with an even better flavor. Tons of chocolate, woodsy, coffee, no booziness but lots of warming. Woodsy thick molasses like mouthfeel velvety. An amazing beer, the nose is hard to pin down but each sip reveals different flavors & the aftertaste lingers while continuing to reveal new tastes. Umami, meaty wonderful stuff. Everything about this beer lingers from the smell, to the taste, the aftertaste & the head of foam. It’s become very reddish after warming up for a few hours while the taste gets smokey. This white whale of a beer lived up to the hype & was even better than the 2009 Dark Lord I had.
Hypo_Luxa (52) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Long pour into the glass produced a bit of head.
Licorice, port, molasses aroma.
Amazing mouth feel! There is heat but no burn. Very soft and subtle. Velvety sweetness that zaps the sides of your mouth and leaves your mouth watering. Amazing!
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. In ’The Bishop´s Arms’ Malmö. Taken from notes.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla.
TASTE: dense chocolate, some bitterness, oak, some alcohol, amazing beer!
NilsHenrikBo (15) - Västerås, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2009 in tulip glass. Thick black, creamy thick head. Roasty balance chocolate aroma, dark fruit, vanilla. Hints of leather and tobacco. Balanced and long lasting taste with smooth finish
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 2007 at Smöf 2013. Black with creamy tan head. Aroma and taste is chocolate, raisins, oak, vanilla, cacao. Smooth mouthfeel, full body, long enjoyable finish.
hackobock (901) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 (#600)
Bottle at Bishops Arms Gamla stan, 2008 version.
Pours black with a minimal brown head leaving just a ring on the edges. Aroma is smooth with oak, vanilla, licorice, chocolate, coffee, light honey, some dried fruits and a touch of alcohol. Taste has chocolate bitterness op front, some tannins from the wood comes through together with some oaky vanilla notes. Finish is bitter chocolate, vanilla and oak. Medium smooth body with a low carbonation.
Staffan47 (809) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska på SMÖF 2013. Äntligen. En lång väntan är över. Nog lever denna raritet upp till sin hype. Naturligtvi omöjligt med en objektiv rate på en så blytung legend. --------
2007: Balanserad med tydliga men samtidigt lagom toner av bourbon. Varm bouquet. Smak av kaffe, och cholkad. Rund och len. Underbar. Världsklass. --------
2009: Fantastiskt mäktig. Härligt balanserad. Slutar analysera och bara njuter...
Bruer (1) - SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer. Every one should have one of those! Smooth and complex with vanilla and heavy malted body. Tried 2007 and 2009 but still got one bottle from 2006.
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mikeyo1 (97) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at smöf 2013, 2007 edition. Sweet aroma of raisins, oak, chocolate, warm alcohols, dark bread and dark fruits, some nuttiness. Taste is like aroma but with a soft vanilla tone and a more distinct oak character. Long sweet and dry aftertaste of dry raisins and chocolate, moderate bitterness.