Rune (10928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle ,batch 300, bought at Ølbutikken in Copenhagen in May this year. Oily pour revealing a huge, bubbly brownish head with good retention and fine lacework to the glass. Jet black body. Aroma of chocolate and cocoa. Gentle confectionery chocolate to the taste buds. The sweetness is downplayed by dark fruits and a vibe of roasted bitterness. Very smooth in the mouth. Excellent Yuletide sipper (Tromsø, 26.12.2012).
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle at Timo A’s. Black color. Sweet aroma of salty licorice, dark fruits. Firm roasty flavor with coffee, rum, warming alcohol. Woody spices (clove, smoke) in finish. Full body. Not so drinkable but still a nice sipper.
_angst_ (4406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of Enjoyit. Pours pitch black with a small creamy mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and slightly fruity with roasted malts, raisins, alcohol, cherries in brandy, pumpernickel bread, salty liquorice candy, charred wood, prunes and hints of grass. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, peppery raw vegetables, resinous wood, dark roast coffee, prunes, raisins, alcohol, figs, rubber, Christmas fruitcake, bitter chocolate, salty liquorice and pine. Mouthfeel is round, creamy, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and fruity with roasted malts, salty liquorice, prunes, raisins, resinous wood, black tea, dark roast coffee, moist soil and orange peal.
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl @ DTTEOD. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is sweet raisins figs malty fruity. Flavor is sweet roasted sourish a bit thin body bitter, characterless I’m afraid. Finishes bitter roasted.
larsniclas (6622) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at DTTEOD
Pitch black with a beige head.
Sweet and vinous aroma; loads of sweet fruits figs and raisin.
Chocolaty flavour and slightly sourish. Rather thin body. Vinous.
jtclockwork (14617) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with many thanks to Ramy. Pours black with brown head. Nose is fantastic - lots of fudge brownie, smoked chocolate malt, smoked licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, gingerbread christmas cookie and mild spice. Taste follows suit albeit slightly less pronounced. Medium body. Well balanced.
Ousen (32) - , DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with a massive reddish brown head that lasts.
Aroma of dark fruit with alcohol and malty notes. Taste is malty, roasty, complex with light acidity from cherries. The taste lingers in the mouth a while leaving rich fruity notes and a hint of bitterness.
finol (2990) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a big brown head.
Nice warming chcolate and spicy aroma.
A big brew with a round mouthfeel, sweet (dark fruits and chcolate) and salty (soy sauce)
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looks very good! Black with a big brown head. Heavy roasty notes in aroma, and also small notes of licorice, red wine and milk chocolate. Taste is dark and roasted at first. Very chocolaty with some vinousity and a touch of hops in the finish. And coffee!
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 330 ml. bottle via Papsoe. Thanks Henrik! It pours almost pitch black with a monsterous brown head. The nose is lighter than I was expecting given the looks of this brew. Light roasted malt, cocoa, and light dried fruit notes. The flavor brings a big blast of roasted bitterness. There is light smoke, burnt notes, earth, a slight metallic twinge, and a little boozy fruitiness. Lots going on in this one. Definitely full bodied with lots of smooth carbonation. Very nice indeed.