Beer5000 (5125) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A black body with a creamy dark brown head that disappears quite fast. Fantastic aroma of dark, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dry fruit, fruity hops and a well balanced bitterness. Full body and a long and smooth aftertaste. Might be the place and the time, but this one really makes me happy.
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by OleR.
Intruging. Malty, cocoa, toffee. Sbutle. Not as impressive as the others in the series, but a nice experiment.
bhensonb (12591) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bittermestupid - thanks again Greg. Pours very dark brown/black with no head. Aroma is musty, smoky and dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is smoky chocolate with significant dark fruit. Very smooth. Finishes as it started. Good drink.
marcus (7674) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with no head at all and an intense musty chocolate and plum aroma. There is a rich chocolate and dark fruit flavor with a dry finish and a warming alcohol trail.
Rune (9405) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle at OleRs great garden session, shared with fellow ratebeerians. Oily pour, filmy patches at the surface. The body is black as pitch. Dark malty nose added by a touch of basement and ripe fruits. Vanilla oak and earthy malts in flavour, bourbon, cocoa and oat, as well. Rounded aftertaste with bittersweet roastiness. Very pleasing (Stovner, 25.05.2012).
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 6/2/12 (Binny’s Naperville) 51° in Snifter-Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweetness, coffee, and slight dried fruit. Taste of the same with some more sweetness, choclate, and coffee. This full bodied brew is a bit different but still awesome. Great brew.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with bittermestupid - Pours a dark brown color with a 2/3 finger thick tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, playdough, and light chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark esters. Chocolate lingers in the finish. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing. A good beer. Thanks Greg.
larsga (6771) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barely any head; what’s there is brown. Opaque black body. Earthy chocolatey aroma with soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet earthy roasty linoleum taste with alcohol notes. Fullish body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish soy sauce and chocolate aftertaste with burnt earthy vanilla fudge notes. Really nice and harmonic. (0.65l bottle shared by Ole_R.)
_angst_ (3648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at my 30:th birthday tasting on May 5 (30 år av Surt). Bottle bought @ Ølbutikken. Pours oily pitch black with a very small chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet, fruity and tiny salty with prunes, raisins, chocolate, coffee, dark grapes, wood, roasted malts, dark sweet bread and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty and tiny metallic with dark bread, salty liquorice, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, coffee, alcohol and orange peal. Mouthfeel is tiny sticky sweet, very tiny tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with coffee, roasted malts, salty liquorice and dark bread.
RasmusOtt (1599) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Enjoyit! Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is dark sweet fruits, chocolate, vanilla, fudge, coffee, caramel, liquorice, brown sugar and a hint of alcohol. Taste is salty liquorice, caramel, brown sugar, dark sweet fruits, vanilla, coffee, dark malts and some alcohol. Like the regular better, but this is pretty good too!