dreamflower (433) - Steinbach, Manitoba, - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Pours with a cocoa coloured head. Deep dark brown opaque body. Notes of molasses in the aroma. The aquavit barrels have done this beer no favours in my opinion, but I still liked it.
Torrefacto (206) - SPAIN - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color caoba muy oscuro con espuma beige densa y abundante. Aromas tostados, madera y frutas confitadas. En boca, con densidad media-alta, entra suave y sedosa aportando un ligero dulzor que pronto pasa a un amargor tostado y seco muy equilibrado. Excelente.
Lowenbrau (1457) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle @Cimmeria. Roasty, liquor, some funky aromas. Pours black with nice tan head, persistent, some lacing.Medium body, soft carbonation, silky texture. Taste is roasty, some subtle sourness, berries, liquor notes. Well balanced, smooth, dark, robust, potent beer. Very enjoyable.
juanenka (226) - valladolid, SPAIN - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Presencia negra con corona marrón densa y poco persistente. Aroma a roasted malts, café y torrefacto. En boca café, regaliz y ligero amargor , no parece que tenga barrica.
ericdevin (466) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Pours very dark, good amount of thick tan head. Aroma is superb, lots of aquavit, spruce,wood, some roasty notes, chocolate, coffee, wow. Body is medium, with some roasty characteristics. Finish is surprisingly sweet with a lingering clean boozy, almost medicinal character. Really nice.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark fruits, roasted malts and bitter chocolate with a hint of booze. Flavor starts with bitter chocolate and roasted malts and has a hint of dark fruit, barrel and light spice.
Roonai (245) - - SEP 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Derek- thanks! Pours black w think brown head. Nose is lighter than expected: oak, malt n some heat. Taste has loads of, rich malts and the barrel lends a unique herby oakyness
Enjoyit (2995) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, leather, wood and chocolate. A flavor of roasted malt, bitter, dry, alkohol, soy sauce, burnt and liqurice. A finish with alcohol and dry.
Imperial_Scout (282) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black/. Dark roasted nose. Malty creamy smooth taste. Bit of an alchohol burn. Not bad.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml Bottle. Pours a deep brown/black color with a small head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, spice and a bit earthy. Taste is a blend of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, some spice and bit of wood from the barrel aging. Has a subtle bitterness and the finish is quite dry. The body is quite full with a rich velvety texture. The 10% ABV very well hidden. The flavor becomes more robust as it warms. Very good beer for the style. great way to end the day.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 225 / Bottled 15.09.09 / Bottle 2160
5/04/2011: Hand bryggeriet Barrel-Aged Porter (Norwegian Porter Aged in Aquavit Barrels)... Aroma: German chocolate diluted with coconut water with a splash of Kisrchwasser. Appearance: Black color, frothy broth head. Flavor: Dark chocolate cocoa, smooth alcohol, barrel char, plenty of alcohol that adds a nice strength and warmth without becoming burning or stringent, milky sake notes, cigar in the finish. Drinks like a cigar. Palate: Medium, strong, but smooth. Overall: Excellent brew! Delicious!
50 cl bottle (10% Alc/Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #241 for this beer.