MotherBrother (642) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Haand festival.
Pour black as coal, with no head.
Aroma has tons of licorice, vanilla, coffee and bourbon.
Taste is sweet, with some roasted bitterness. Semi-full bodied, with a flat carb.
SuperRagnar (8) - NORWAY - MAY 5, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Haand Beer Festival. Aroma: hint of oak and (bourbon?) from the barrel, in addition to vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Creamy texture. The sweetness is nicely balanced agaist the hop in the finish.
Marsiblursi (2975) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours black with a brown head. He aroma holds dark bread, dark caramel and anise up front with undertones of coffee and earthy/light citric hops. Touch of alcohol, vanilla, cocoa and dark berries/blueberries. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with roast, anise, dark syrup, dark bread, earthy hops, alcohol and touch of dark fruits. The mouthfeel is round, clean and light sticky with a light carbonation. Toasty and light hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
tkrjukoff (3884) - SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
30 år surt. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is roasted malty fruity dark fruits sweet and hoppy. Flavor is sweet pungent fruity dark fruits bitter pungent. Finishes bitter pungent and sweet.
rlgk (9022) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at "30 år av surt". Black beer, nice brownish head. Licorice aroma, chocolate, tar, earthy, oaky. Malty flavor, roasted, cocoa, chocolate, fig notes, salty, roasted, licorice notes.
larsniclas (5287) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at 30åravsurt
Black ith a small, beige head.
Vinous, earthy, oaky aroma.
Thick and oily palate.
Sweet in flavour. Pretty salty. Aome acetone.
kermis (4200) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, soy sauce and some alcohol. Flavour of chocolate, dark fruits, caramel and licorice. Full bodied and low carbonation.
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Appearance is black with a thin head of light khaki colored foam. Aroma is chocolate, cocoa nibs, coffee, cinnamon, and maybe just a touch of black coffee. Upon first sip, I really get a cinnamon taste, although I don’t think there is any cinnamon in this beer. The chocolate and bitterness work well with one another on the tongue to bring all the complexities of this beer together. Big, chewy mouthfeel, little carbonation, long, bitter chocolate finish.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a tarry black with some carbonation but not a lot. Smells like soy and anise. Rather full bodied and fairly smooth. Has a smoky flavor with a detectable degree of alcohol. Nice beer to share. Couldn’t put the whole thing down myself.
thewolf (10701) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours pitch-black with a small, fizzy, brown head that soon disappears. Aroma has dark chocolate, light rubber, hazelnuts. Light soy sauce. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has dark chocolate, nuts, coffee, roasted. Oatmeal aplenty, sweet, but maintains a fine degree of roasted and piney hops bitterness. Not as magnificent as the original BORIS, but still a wonderful Imperial Stout.