VastActiv (3062) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Oulu. Originally rated 04072012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Berries, caramel, sweetness and malts.
jksipa (416) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark opaque brown with just a surface film of tan head. Nose is roast malt with caramel, coffee, dark fruits and a hint of vanilla. Medium sweet with cocoa and coffee and light berry notes. Mouth is medium and creamy with soft carbonation.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet blackberry, dry and sweet, toffee, fruity.
kamwitsta (144) - POLAND - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is faint, roasted, malty with a bit of caramel. Slightly reddish black, clear so far as the blackness allows, the head is small and not for long. Sweetish, a bit bitter, a bit tart. The body is below medium, the carbonation soft, and the finish oily and sweetish. The whole is not actually bad but one could easily find something better.
ken1 (1037) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Fruity sweet and slight sour.
Flavor: fruity sweet like berries with a hint of cognac. A watery mouthfeel.
Color: very dark redish brown with a white head.
Beese (2553) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Doric Arms, Edinburgh on 16 May. Poured a very dark ruby, with a beige head, which dissipated to a halo. Aroma of blackcurrant cordial, burnt malt and herbal, medicine-esque notes. Fairly light body, but I don’t think it’s supposed to be a thick stout kind of a dark beer. Fruity flavours, more blackcurrants, blackberries, prunes, mixed with coffee. Finish was burnt bread, dark chocolate and raisins.
Calisky (1112) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur noire, pas de mousse. Nez de malt grillé, note de chocolat, note de baies(?). Gout doux et grillé de malt et café. Texture huileuse et savoureuse, fin de bouche longue au palet de malt doux
DroolYeast (298) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home.
Aroma of some smoke. Fruit. Maybe the elderberries.
Very dark brown. Tiny lasting off-white head.
Smoked. Caramel sweetness. Light bitterness.
Finish is little bitter. Soapy to oily texture. Light carbonation.
Sissio (708) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark brown, minimal brown head
Licorice and riped fruit, dry apricot, sweet toasted malts
Licorice, wild honey
Really well balanced and enjoyable beer
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Belair Fine Wines. Floral & slight fruity aroma. The elderberry over powers to much in this beer. It lingers a bit to much i think.