ansalon (1763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma is tar, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, muscovado sugar. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, tar, dark red berries, coffee. Very well balanced and really really good!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Earthy chocolatey roasty
aroma with whisky and toffee notes. Sweet-dryish earthy roasty
toffee taste with chocolatey spicy notes. Fullish body. Mild,
soft, smooth, rounded mouthfeel with slight heat. Dryish earthy
smoky whisky taste with toffee notes. Perfectly balanced and
harmonic, but perhaps a little more earthy and raw than the other
Ola Dubhs. Lacking that lovely bitter-sweet edge running through
it. Still an outstanding beer by any standards. (0.33l bottle,
from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
douglas88 (6926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a murky dark mahogany color with a small brown head. A light but robust nose of wood, char, smoke, sweet malt profile. A really good subtle and complex brew: wood, scotch, peat, bitter roast, chocolate, vanilla, some creamy mocha. Age. This tastes old. Done perfectly as usual. These series of beers are great.
Theis (14266) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Oiley, fruity, smokey, high malty, sweet notes, light oxidation, dried fruits, ok.
rarbring (1769) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Smelling of sweet molasses, dried dates, cold coffee and oak.
Appearance: A dark black colored beer. A brown head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet dark bread, bitter coffee, dark cocoa and burned oak.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Very sweet, very potent. Overwhelmingly dark.
Note: Bottle 330 ml. (Vintage 1991) Reviewed 2013-09-03.
anders37 (18904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whisky caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody whisky and weak smoky chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody smoky whisky and chocolate finish.
SamTheBarrel (578) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 330ml bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste is similar and very complex, malt, smoke, dark cholate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice and whiskey. Nearly flat carbonation, full bodied with a slightly creamy texture, smooth and well balanced. An excellent beer.
VsXsV (2675) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, port wine, wood, peat, ash and light sweet alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of port wine, wood, peat, licorice and ash. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really quite nice.
gyllenbock (5598) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 3064, bought at Systembolaget. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, chocolate, wood and whisky. Quite sweet with a long finish. A nice perfect to sip.
BeerSkull (1361) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 (Bottle). 737414. Sweet scent of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, molasses and soya. The flavor has a distinct hint of vanilla with flavors of roasted malt, raisins, dried fruit, peat and whiskey. A bit too much caramel and vanilla flavor for my taste! -- (Bottle, 2013). After around one and a half years in bottle the flavors has matured and softened and become more balanced. I like the beer better now than when it was fresh bottled. Nice sweet flavors of roasted malt, raisins and molasses, also notes of smoke and peat and the vanilla flavor is damped.