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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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New recipe, new label, new year.


Rune's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (8484) - Tromsø, - DEC 29, 2012
Vintage 2011, 10 % abv, kept in the cellar after buying a 330ml bottle at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen over a year ago. Almost jet black body with a deep brownish shade. Dense, rocky fawn-coloured head reduced to a patchy layer. Smell of earth and dark chocolate malts added by a smooth hoppy twist. Fine blended taste of dark chocolate, burned sugar, grain and a drop of vanilla. Roasted bitter endnotes with a hint of coffeee far behind. Dry and soft on the swallow. Masked alcohol and surprisingly easy to drink. Enjoying (Tromsø, 28.12.2012).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1559) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a virtual black color with a small head and some lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, malts, some dark fruit and bit of spice. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt and spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth with a nice bit of flair. Good beer fo the holiday season.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBHansen (161) - Køge, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
bottle @ home. Appearance: pours black with ok off-white foamy head with some acing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, coffee, espresso, wood and hints of citrus and floral notes. palette: medium carbonation, full body, some caramel sweetness, average bitterness, dry finish, long duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice tasteful stout that just lingers

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Aroma: Loads of dark chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of liquorice. Taste: Dark bitter chocolate, dried fruits, raw liquorice. Superb! One of my absolute favorite Christmas beers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Seffle (196) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from SB. Pours a pitch black with a rather weak dark brown head. Aroma with a first impression of bad apples, then chocolate and coffee. Very complex palate with a hint of cloves and black pepper in espresso. Somewhat sour aftertaste which spoils it a bit. Otherwise lovely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Black color with a small head. Light chocolate aroma. High alcohol flavor. Light roast. A bit of soy character.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (896) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
Pours a deep brown to black color with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, light burnt chocolate. Flavor has a solid burnt roasted malt bitterness to it, light toffee. Medium body with a lingering roasted malts. Solid imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fantti (731) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana ja hyvin paksuna, tumma vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen jääden ohuena vanana lasin reunalle. Hyvin intensiivinen tuoksu tarjoaa vahvimmin kahvista paahdetta, lakritsia ja soijamaisuutta, kevyemmin löytyy makeahkoa suklaata ja puumaista humalaa. Alkuun tuoksu on jo lähes liian hyökkäävä, mutta siihen tottuu onneksi nopeasti. Maku jatkaa samaa intensiivistä linjaa, kahvin ollessa selvästi vahvin maku. Puumaisuutta ja soijaa on myös hyvin paljon, hennommin löytyy lakritsaa. Alkoholia ei ihan täysin ole saatu pidettyä piilossa. Suutuntuma on katkerahko, lämmittävä, muttei ihan niin täyteläinen kuin tämän kaltaisesta oluesta voisi toivoa. Todella tuhdin makuinen ja tuoksuinen IS, lähes liiankin agressiivinen verottaen nautittavuutta.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (719) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
330 ml bottle. Solid black with tanned head. Smell is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and dried fruit. Taste is heavy roasted with ashes, chocolate and coffee. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (5045) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Poured a near-pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma was coffee, some sweet raisin notes. Roasted malts, light bitter chocolate. Chocolate roast. Bitter Malt. booze. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (567) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Black with no head. Soy sauce, soft alcohol, crackers and light earthiness. Flavor is savory with a light dry finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.


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