Meilby (6237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml @ Haand Ølfestival 2013
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, caramel, oak and coffee. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
daje (1799) - NORWAY - JUN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Øltorget, march 8th 2013. All black with a small brown head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, roasted malt, oak. Taste is sweet chocolate malty, coffee, light vanilla and alcohol notes, great complex taste, with a dry hoppy palate. Aftertaste of roast and dark chocolate. An excellent beer!
jaghana (3438) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50cl, a dark and viscous beer with a dark amber head ! Nose is very roasted like with a vinous touch. Aroma is on dark malt, dark coffee with sour background, brett like aroma with cherry and vinous notes. Quite unusual, lot of dark notes but with an oude bruin dimension.
esp0r (1716) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from bottle at Haand Festival 2013
Pitch black, dark brown head. Smells of dark dark malts, coffee, liquorice, oak and roast. Medium sweet, very roasty, nice malt flavors, coffee and oak, more hints of liquorice, medium bitter finish. The time on oak has sure made this beer special. The texture is like motor oil (or somethin, i haven’t tasted motor oil), the oak works very nice with the heavy malts and the wild yeast. Totally just an exquisite beer experience
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a thick, dark black with one of the darkest heads i’ve ever seen. some strong roast chocolate aromas explode in a rich flavour with a nice boozy warmth. definitely a sipper, perfect for a cold winter night.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Dark fruit, roasted sweet and dark malt rich aromas. Flavor has oak, roasted malts, some vanilla and whiskey tones.
vivalabeer (20) - Collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet roasted malts. Huge dark malts. Wonderful burnt malts and huge sticky flavors. Keeps in your mouth for a while.
Simonsen (507) - NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2013 Haandfestivalen2013. Svart farge, uten skum, lavt karbonert. Oljeaktig viskositet. Mørk malt, tjære, kaffe, lakris. En fortreffelig , mørk øl
Cuso (3651) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from trade with OleR,many thanks. Almost black colored beer with small espresso brown color. Coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla. Taste, dark malt, caramel, overlapped with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, wood. Coffee bitter finish. Extremely tasty Imperial Stout.
Palme (2916) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5l bottle. Oh, the barreled version of one of my favorites former Haandbryggeriet? Excited.
As oily and jet black as they come, and it has a fantastic looking medium sized really chocolate dark head. It has a wood-sour thing going on in the aroma, but also I get lots of dark chocolate fondant, cocoa, whisky, vanilla and coconut. It’s somehow managing to not be pushy and extreme, but more gentle and definitely inviting! Thick and chewy in the mouth with a soft small prickling carbonation level. Like chewing on motor oil (I can imagine). The wood sourness sticks in the flavor as well. A bit wild with lots of dark chocolate, warming alcohol and vanilla. Such a fantastic sipper! It’s actually leaving a soft chili-like warming sting on the back of the tongue in the aftertaste. Gives it a new element against all that dark roasted chocolate flavors. In the aftertaste my mouth feels somewhat mouthdrying and almost okay. Will enjoy this as long as it lasts, and I’m definitely glad I bought a few bottles of this. Impressively tasty on a lovely Saturday night. 23.03.2013