Gerbeer (1403) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. A gusher - I was wondering if there would be anything left.. Pours and opaque brown with of course a huge head. Aromas of meat, chocolate, and heavily roasted malts. Flavors of light smoke, leather, and burnt malts, with a slick lingering after taste. Full bodied, oily, and hot.
laiti (4788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle @ Kultainen Apina. Batch #247: brewed 30.09.2009. Rated on 23.04.2010
Aroma has licorice, some roasted notes, coffee and hints of soy sauce. Flavour has licorice, some sourish element, alcohol, woody notes, coffee and hints of red wine. Unique and good!
mcberko (5197) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, pours dark brown with a large, foamy tan head. Aroma of mint, slight tart notes, alcohol and roasted malt. Flavour is unusual, reminding me of absinthe a bit, with light spices, wood, roasted malt and a bit of menthol. Finishes very hot / boozy, with a slight tartness. Light-bodied, but very hot and herbally. Though it’s very hot, it’s very enjoyable. I have no experience with Akevitt, but the barrels seem to work in this instance.
Niller (414) - Hammel, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Voldby Koebmandsgaard. Black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, malt and a little aquavit. Taste is roasty malts, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit with a finish of nice bitterness. Palate is very very nice.Great beer.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich black brown with a nice head of light brown bubbles. Nose is rich dark chocolate, molasses and raisins. Taste is dry, with a hint of roasted malt, chocolate and black coffee bitters on the finish. Body is silky and slightly lively. Very nice and rich finish.
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thick and super-dark brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma is lovely: cocoa, raisins, vanilla, light coffee, light clay. Densely flavoured, leaning more toward sweet than roasty, with chocolate, oaky vanilla, sweet prunes/figs, earthy/dried-leafy undertones. Really outstanding.
joeneugs (2776) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz. bottle. It pours a dark brown with a really nice, stable tan head. The aroma is very smoky with complex notes of black licorice, fennel, wood, and brown sugar. The flavor is amazing with lots of smoke, chocolate, hints of spices and caramel. Perfect notes of barrel char. Wow. This stuff is really good. The body is very full with good carbonation, yet soft mouthfeel. This really balances the sweet, spicy and savory as well as any beer I’ve tried. Stellar brew that should be rated much higher than it is.
Aaron68 (464) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Grunerløkka Brygghus,Oslo
Enjoyed in a tulip glass
Black in color.Fantastic smell of hop and malt.Aroma is also vanilla and chocolate.Semi sweet.A joy to drink
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with lasting tan head. Aroma is licorice, leather, alcohol. Taste is licorice, bitter chocolate, wood notes, light sweetness, some alcohol warmth. long sticky bitter finish
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma av søt mørk sjokolade, karve og lakris. Smaken er rund, med en ganske betydelig dæsj karve, vanilje og sjokolade. Noe lær. Overraskende lite brentmalt i smaken. Ganske lettdrikkelig, og en noe mildere versjon enn sin forgjenger.