madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Burgundy colorued. Dense beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, caramel, spice, barrels, rye. Flavour: Ripe fruits, vanilla, spice, rye. Medium to full bodied. Ends ripe fruity and has an alcohol touch.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of byaeger. Pours a very dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, light brown head. Sweet vanilla oak aroma with a slightly roasty edge combined with burned caramel. Rich body, a little roasty, again loads of burned caramel, vanilla and wood. Warming alcohol finish combined with some perfumy hops. Delicious. 221112
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber received in trade. Thank you Claspada! Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a frothy goldenish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, alcohol, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, grass, wood and vanilla fudge. Taste is sweet and bitter with caramel, pine, orange peal, grass, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, resinous wood, whisky, toffee and vanilla fudge. Mouthfeel is smooth, round, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet with caramel, orange peal, alcohol, grass, roasted coconut, sweet dark bread and toffee.
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark mahogany brown with a creamy, sand coloured head. The aroma holds tart fruits, dark toffee, dark caramel, light milk chocolate, vanilla, butter, wood, rye, dried fruits and light oxidized hops. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of deep caramel/dark toffee, dark bread, milk chocolate, resinous hops, vanilla, wood, coconut and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is round, creamy and tiny astringent with a soft carbonation. Soft malty and light tart finish. Medium to full bodied.
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bomber-o-rama, Göteborg. From a trade with claspada in NYC. Almost black beer with a nice brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, licorice, figs, raisins, hay, caramel, banana notes, toffee, vanilla, creamy, woody notes. Malty vinous flavor, chocolate, figs, raisins, caramel, toffee, plums, sugars, alcohol.
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a black with a slight ruby tint, a medium size khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is of malt, caramel, and dark fruits.
taste is creamy, malty, a roastiness, rye, dark fruits, and a little sweet & sour in the back.
Reynolds314 (2278) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer here. Pours a black with white head. Aroma of whisky, chocolate, light roastyness, and some dark fruits. Tasty stuff but the abv is a bit present and distracting.
Ernesto987 (3664) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
great brew, good malty and roasty flavors with the spicyness of the rye. This is tasty
bconch (283) - - AUG 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taken from old notes. Nose of dark fruits and some alcohol. Taste is the same. Nice blend with some alcohol burn and some sweetness. Big beer.
Brandman (2063) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bark brown body, light brown head. Aroma has lots of raisins and chocolate, burned caramel, roasted candy, alcohol, dark fruits, coffee, berries, some lactose, very complex - bit stout bit amber aroma. Flavour has liqourice, medicinal hops, molasses, cookie, alcohol, fruity hoppy aftertaste, some cognac and pretty close to dookie hints. Nice oily palate, thick and smooth. Little plum wine when warms. Really BIG ONE.