larsga (6255) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown coarseish head doesn’t last. Barely translucent
clear deep dark red body. Faint roasty toffee aroma with vague
chocolatey notes. Sweet perfumy vanilla toffee taste with
chocolatey notes. Mid-to-light body. Mild, soft mouthfeel.
Dryish chocolatey perfumy aftertaste with butterscotch notes.
Perfumy and candy-like, but still very delicate and harmonic. I
quite like it. (0.33l bottle, Alko Arkadia, Helsinki.)
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Roasted aroma, not so casky. Black colour. Small tan head. The flavour is creamy and mildly roasted. A little coffee and a faint hint of vanilla. Gets a little fruity in the finish. Does not taste of extreme barrel, but subtly.
Sigmund (5181) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very dark brown colour. Moderate aroma of whisky cask and caramel. Rich and fairly sweet flavour, whisky cask and caramel again, but the hops are far too moderate for my taste..
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a very dark brown with a warm reddish hue and a small, beige head. Roasty nose, pruney with a little yeasty phenols. Medium body, sweet overripe fruit and again some damned phenols from that yeast. Only a subtle hint of wood or whiskey. 110512
HeistAlmighty (1133) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Beer looks black in the bottle, but has red undertones when held up to the light. Very thin off white head. Aroma is roasted malt, Irish whiskey and vanilla. Taste blends dark chocolate roasted malt with whiskey and wood. Slight earthy bitterness, cola and vanilla notes. Palate was appropriately smooth and full. Overall, when I&Gs aging gimmick works, it works well and this time it came off really flavourful and enjoyable.
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark colour with a light brown head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, coffee, caramel. Taste is roasted malt, caramel.
stefannilssons (1472) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nja, det här är väl kanske inte deras bästa öl. Smaken är spretig och sticker åt alla håll med sötman, maltigheten och smaken av jord. Slutsats: nja, det här var ingen favorit.
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with a small off white head on top which stays and leaves solild lacing. Nose is predominately chocolate and roasted malts. Not a lot going on. As it warms some faint ’Jameson’ like notes come out. Taste is rather pleasant. Chocolate with a roasted core and a light finish of irish whiskey - you know the kind that has no harshness and that touch of sweet vanilla behind it all to finish things off. Medium mouth feel with soft carbonation. not too bad. Much better than I was expecting
Beersiveknown (3077) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby with vanilla and toffee apple on the nose. Quite highly carbonated with more toffee apple, sweet caramel, chocolate. Lingering sweet finish. Pretty well done.
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet dark robust malt aroma with a light amount of wood. Black color with a large brown head. Sweet with a light bitterness throughout with the perfect balance.