lusikka (6976) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
275 ml bottle. 2009 vintage.
Pours a black colour with a small white foamy head. Rich aroma of roasted malts, wood, licorice and weak metallic notes. Flavour of roasted malts, biscuit, licorice, some acidity and bitter chocolate. Alcohol warms a bit. Full bodied, oily and thin mouthfeel with low carbonation. Not at it’s best anymore I think.
olio (7367) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
275 ml bottle. Bottle #250. Production date 01/2009.
Pours dark red, almost black color with a small off-white head. Aroma of licorice, dark roasted malts, dark fruits, dark berries, salmiac and some wooden bourbon notes. Flavor of licorice, salmiac, dark roasted malts, chocolate, faint vanilla and bourbon. Velvety palate. Nice.
tiong (4574) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 vintage, bottle #250 -
Pours pitch black with a bubbly light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, chocolate, licorice and cocoa. Taste is malty, roasty and strong with licorice notes, herbs and alcohol. Finish is warming and strong with licorice and roasty notes. Okay, quite malty and strong imperial stout.
laiti (6839) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
27,5 cl bottle vintage 2009 @ olio. Bottle #250, production date 01/2009, BBE 07/2014.
Aroma has soy sauce, some salty licorice and hints of coffee. Flavour has soy sauce, some fruity notes, salty licorice and herbs. Also some vanilla and bourbon notes, which make me wonder if this has been in a barrel. Quite thin and straightforward for this style and ABV, gets better towards the end of the glass though.
Theydon_Bois (12174) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO Snow tasting, thanks to Chris, 20/01/13.
Extremely dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose carries dark malts, dark fruits, light sugars, molasses, touch of booze.
Taste comprises dark fruits, booze, raisens, dark malt, figs, molasses, spice.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, boozey finish.
Decent enough stuff.
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Brewed March 2012; bb November 2015; bottle 164/1600
Black color, with medium sized brown head, creamy, but reducing quite quickly. The aroma is very mild, there is some cardboard, roasted malt, tar. Full bodied, yet with a lean mouthfeel; quite good flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, without exceeding on the burnt side, but also with a moderate liquorice character; correct bitterness, and nice alcohol warmth.
Good beer, not exceptional.
EHSRanders (1853) - Tjele, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with small creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor.
Rasmus40 (12963) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. Oily. 171112
HenrikSoegaard (11329) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Nice chocolate and licorice notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Licorice notes and chcolate notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle #247 from Kris Wines. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, nuts, chocolate, coffee, notes of licorice and hops. Nice dry and very smooth.