rand (1269) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl from erzbierschof.ch. Black beer with huge ochre foam, very fine and fierce crackling, submarines of yeast. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, mocha, black licorice, hints of tar. The taste is rich, dark choc, coffee, toast, malt syrup, licorice, burnt malt, christmas pudding and raisin, note of rhum, christmas spices. Final ample, supple and creamy-smooth-mossy.
Beer4000 (4407) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle on the train to RBNAG-11. Gusher (fu**ing embarrassing on the train then). Really beautiful body anyway. Almost clear, dark brown with a big brown head. Aroma is coffee, mocha, roasted malt and spices. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, spices and decent bitterness. Fine body, bitter aftertaste with some yeast. Feels a bit warm in the mouth. Delicious.
Camons (5674) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ølkonsortiet christmas beer tasting, gusher. After settling down to be poured into the glass its a black beer with a nice sized tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, light notes of smoke, booze. Full body, lively carbonation, rather dry and bitter finish. 051111
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(12oz bottle that foamed quite a bit, from bu11zeye) clearish deep brown with soapy deep tan head. Nose is roasty, dark chocolate, bit herbal and stale coffee. Taste of alcohol, very hot, burns, chili peppers, fudge, quite unbalanced. Linger burns the throat.
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In Copenhagen New Year 2010. Dark brown with a small tanned head. A bit smokey, tar and spicy flavor. Grassy, spicy and chocolate aroma.
Sigmund (4958) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle, gusher. Dark brown colour, tan head. Roasty and spicy aroma. Roasty flavour with Christmas spices. Peppery and hoppy bitter finish. Good beer.
Geokkjer (5621) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the train to Oslo. Pours dark brown with a gushing brown head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce, caramel, malt and coffee. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, coffee and licorice. Medium body, lively carbonation. Nice.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is very roasted, alcohol, and chocolate. Taste is super roasted, lots of coffee, bitter, and earthy.
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a murky brown color with a ring of tan head. Aroma is chocolatey, dark malts, maybe a bit of vanilla and brownies. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey. Roasted brownies, and a tingle over the palate. Pretty tasty.
MPA (782) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a massive light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar and chocolate. Lots of roasted malts in flavour with notes of chocolate and a heavy dose of malty bitterness to finish the immediate sweetness of the beer. I detected some spices as well, but couldn’t quite place them.