Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: This one erupted all over me when I opened it, but luckily I got most of it in the glass. Wow. Very intense. Truly warming too. Great winter beer. Seemed truly ancient. Truly unique. Bonus points for being unique and for executing that uniqueness properly.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark, brown that was nearly black in the glass with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had heavy chocolate and cake; moderate herbal, spruce and minty hops; soy sauce; licorice; cola; herbs; berries; spices; dark fruit; and a little citrus. The initial flavor was moderately sweet, lightly sour, slightly acidic, lightly salty and moderately bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly acidic and bitter and slightly salty. There was chocolate, soy sauce, cola, herbal hops, spruce, licorice, herbs, some dark fruit, a little alcohol, come citrus and maybe some spices; and berries. The medium to full body was oily with tingly carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish.
Holmen2 (646) - NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black. Pale brown persistent head. Aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Similar taste, also with roasted nuts and well balanced with refreshing bitterness. Long aftertaste.
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: dark, muddy brown with a creamy tan head the color of yoohoo, and generous bubbly curtains of lace. Aroma: earthy, with licorice, anise, strong molasses, gingerbread, light graham cracker. Taste: black licorice, molasses, brown bread, gingerbread cookies, hints of soy sauce, seaweed, chocolate, and herb garden. Finish: lasting finish, pretty sweet, with licorice and molasses lingering most prominently. Notes: Quite good. Tastes like Christmas. Beerthday 2014, bottle 01.
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A brown beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, liquorice, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, and liquorice, leading to a dry roasted finish.
sir__v (579) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Six Roses, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, red fruit notes, caramel and sour notes. Taste: strange taste complexe notes of sour and roasted malt. Not easy drinkable but interesting. Aftertaste: roasted malt with rye bread and fruity notes. Interesting beer but a 50cl is too many...
wvhoran (75) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Patrick at The Winston. A deep brown beer with a ruby red tinge. Roast malt aroma with a lot of sweet dried fruit, some cinnamon, smoke. Taste is rather sweet, good complex malts, some spice, smoky caramel. Warming alcohol. Dad would declare this "a great after dinner beer".
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5373-20130524] 1pt9.4floz bottle. Tree bark and toasted plastic malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Roasted bark and grainy malt flavour has a nice sour roasted fruit aftertaste. Full body. Strange but quite good. (8/4/9/4/16) 4.1
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It has an aroma of cherry, coffee, wood, and tart aromas. It is black with light carbonation bubbles. There is little lacing on the sides. The head is medium brown. It has a wood taste with coffee, sweet with a bitter after taste.
wchesser (1101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 490. Bit of a gusher, maybe from the ride home. Dark brownish black. Light smoke, sour wood, tart fruit on the nose. Tart cherry, light coffee, chickory, smoke, lightly warming on the way down. Complex winter warmer.
jdavidh (144) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great jet black color, nice dark creamy head. Strong malt nose of dark chocolate and wood. Taste was quite sweet, raisins and currants, with a slightly piney finish. Nice.
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andriesradu (454) - ROMANIA - APR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours dark red/brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, olives, reminds me more of a foreign stout than a traditional ale. Flavor is moderate bitter, roasted malt, light chocolate, olives. Bitter aftertaste.