martinrumsam (540) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured black with limited tan head. Aroma is smoky , toasted malts ,roasted meat . Taste is sweet caramel with smoky salty meatiness underlying. Finish is a smoky bitterness but lighter than a rauchbeer style. Medium carbonation with thick oily mouthfeel
mtu71 (102) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Deep black. Almost no head. Dark burned deep aroma, some woods. Taste full of dark flavours: coffee, liqourice and chocolate, black cherries. Heavenly balance. Whisky and full dark chocolate come out best towards the end. Smooth, low carbons, oily. Full bodied and drinkable, tasty, strong and deep as night. Love it.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
SperkeleForce (593) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with brown fast vanishing head and a kind of smokey scent. Smooth smokey and wood taste right at the start. This continues with some good chocolate, licorice, coffee and roasted notes. Very smooth and easy drinkable. Maybe could use some more body. But still quite the good beer which goes damn easy down.
Unde (405) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost black, dark brown colour, head goes to the sides but stays on quite long time. Lots of lacing sticks to the glass too. Aroma has wood, coffee, red berries, there’s some whiskey too and after warming up, the chocolate pops up. Taste is sweet with chocolate, coffee and red berries. Full oily texture and low carbonation. Pretty good brew.
Beerheart65 (1016) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
That’s nicely black and oily, ring of lacing. Sweet licorice, coffee, dark malty bread, syrup, raisins. Oily, soft, dark roasted, sweet and bitter, long roasted finish, medium body. Nice one, well-done in all aspects!
Erasmus_ro (1459) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottle. Pours dark brown, pretty much black with a rather small, but long lasting, mocha-colored head. Aroma is chocolate, some strong dark fruit, liquorice. Taste is roasted, some liquorice, some oak, dark fruitiness. Turns rather unpleasant wooden on the finish. Fairly full, smooth, low carbonation, oily.
tderoeck (5030) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/X/14 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: IX/2016 (2014-1245) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: very cheesy, dried figs, caramel, whisky notes, bit sweet, cocoa powder, dark chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium body. taste: bit sourish (carbon?), slightly peated, smoky, very roasted, bitter, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: little peated, hoppy, caramel, mocha, coffee.
yourilevesque (19) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tought it a was a scotch ale at first sight. Everything on the bottle invites you to anticipate an enjoyable scotch ale from it’s home land. Once poured, the head disapears completly leaving a soft lace on the glass. The aroma is quite interresting on this:mostly alcool and chocolate. Not much of the wood that you expect from a 12 years old barreeled. The mouthfeel is liquid but woody. Not my cup of tea but I had it with a magnificent stew wich matched perfectly this old ale kind of beer. Cheers!
sic1314 (3647) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, sweet berries, peat. Full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth and smokey.
Beerhunter111 (8090) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit sehr wenig beigem Schaum. Geruch kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht holzig. Geschmack torfig, Karamell, Schokolade, reife Früchte.
sk75 (20) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pour a dark brown with an light brown fine head that doesnt stay long.
The aroma for me is fresh cut grass with caramel and chocolate notes.
The taste is sweet with a alcoholic kick.The mouthfeel full and creamy with fizzy carbonation.
Overall a deliciously smooth beer.