fitwitchik (295) - USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a April 2013 motor oil a touch of head.
Aroma is dark fruit soy molasses. Flavor is quite the same.as previous Ola Dubh but more carbonated. Still impressed.
cernjoh (120) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is smoke chocolate dark fruits and some booze. Appearance is black like old engine oil with a small tan head. Palate is slightly viscous with good carbonation. This beer is best aged. This bottle has been sitting around for months and significantly better from when first tasted. Overall excellent.
Zita (4606) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet chocolate and tar aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft harmonic finish.
Hansen (6575) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black, has a tight, light-brown head, medium duration. Heavy roasted aroma, old medicine, and wood. Flavor starts sweet and roasted, some smoky notes and nice crisp whisky. Creamy, dry texture.
HenrikSoegaard (10480) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter strange but nice flavor. Smoked, barrel; viníus. Long complex finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.
joshwoodward (566) - - MAR 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a glass from a bottle at a tasting at The Anderson’s. Still plenty of foam. Sweet toasty chocolate nose. Wow, fairly dry, fresh-ish, caramel, no whiskey flavor.
_angst_ (2757) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ought @ Systembolaget. Pours viscous blackish brown with a small dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is malty with caramel, liquorice fudge, dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, peat, charred wood, raisins, alcohol, prunes, roasted malts, and smoldering hay. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, smoke, charred wood, vanilla fudge, moist soil, minerals, peat, liquorice, alcohol, bitter chocolate, burnt raisins, prunes, burnt caramel and hay. Mouthfeel is round, roasted astringent, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter with caramel, burnt raisins, bitter chocolate, charred wood, peat, whisky, hay, soil and alcohol. Solid stuff that pairs great with a piece of chocolate.
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is pure heaven! Peat, roasted malts, dark fruit sweetness, cheese (nice), chocolate, and suggestions of molasses. Pours as black crows eye with a thin non-lasting espresso head and minimal lacing. Smoke, fruit sweetness, rich roasted malt, chocolate, with a strong peat finish and aftertaste. Bring on the Scotch! WHOA! Full body and moderate carbonation. Rich oily mouthfeel. Overall, this is an exceptional beer well worth the price and well worth buying again and again.
BOSSbrewer (1595) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque brown with a thin off white head. Nose is huge on dark fruits! Prunes. Flavor starts out strong with lots of sweet prunes. But finishes somewhat disappointing. Slightly smokey. Very sweet. Overall great beer.
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle @ Cardinal. Black body with a small brown head. Nice, relatively mild aroma of black, roasted malt, peat, whisky and liquorice. Flavor is pretty much identical with aroma with some dry fruit in addition, moderate in bitterness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. A bit rustic in flavors, but rather mild at the same time, nothing is overdone. All in all a very nice one.