mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown head. Dark full-bodied beer. Rich, rich, rich. Strong taste is a shock at first but I could drink a second bottle.
Beer4000 (4818) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Black body with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma has fark, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some liquorice. Need to be warmed up a bit before opening up. Flavor is sweet, dark, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dry fruit and some liquorice with balanced bitterness. Fine body and nice aftertaste. Nothing extreme, but a well-made and complex beer.
ston3s42 (19) - - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, black oily appearance. It tastes of strong dark chocolate and coffee making a complex taste as a whole.
kalervo (796) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pyöräkadulla 2/2015. Just like the label says: rich, bittersweet and viscous. Very enjoyable ale.
riversideAK (5726) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of chocolate nice solid sweetness a hint of roast and peat. Dark brown pour tan head. Flavors of dark chocolate pleasant sweetness, light roast, soft peat. Smooth and drinkable. Solid beer.
Aggiebob (113) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark black with a tannish brown head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin amount of lacing. The aroma is of caramel, bread, chocolate and roasted malts. The medium body is creamy with a lasting taste that is balanced between a medium bitterness with some sweetness from the caramel and chocolate.
Fantomasus (259) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lovely black/brown with a nice persistent tan head. Lacing. The aroma eventually opens up to reveal: caramel, toast, dough, earthy, alcohol, some banana, chocolate, some vanilla, wow. Taste is perfect balance; sweet gives way to sour/bitter with umami. Palate is really the only weak point and I’m picking nits. A little on the oily side and some stickiness. None of this is bad. Just, a bit distracting from the better elements. Overall an awesome brew.
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown colour and beige coloured head on top. Head leaves lots of lacing behind. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and some grassy notes. Taste has coffee, wooden notes, lots of roasted malts. Slightly dry and bitter after taste. Full body with medium carbonation. Well just a decent ’Old ale’.
hman43 (454) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours black with a dark brown head. There is the heavy aroma of chocolate with some coffee and roasted elements. It has the taste of coffee and chocolate with roasted flavors. It has a moderately bitter finish.
LesArgen (238) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lovely aroma of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and some citrus arises from the glass. It’s got roasted coffee and citrus in the mouth, but there’s a slightly burnt aftertaste which ruins the finish.