Marduk (1655) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (delivered by mjs, shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark brown color. Medium size head, stays. Dusty, instant coffee, sweet notes in aroma. Stale coffee, sweetish, chocolate in taste. Alcohol is very well covered.
FatPhil (8105) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki) - gift from mjs - thanks!
Cheap instant coffee aroma, some chocolate too. Nice dark brown, persistent tan head. Nasty chemical flavourings. Some sourness accompanies the sweetness, which is quite high. Coffee is stale. On swallowing, I get a wave of salivation which I know is an instinctive vomit precursor. Baaaaaaad. However, this does cover the alcohol very well. Bumping overall from 6 to 7 because of that.
kingstoni (1167) - FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of smoke, sausage, caramel and yeast. Medium bitter and slightly sour taste. Some warming alcohol in finish but mainly it’s well hidden.
TBone (11230) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
25.11.13 Bottle 330ml Alko. Deep amber color, steady beige head. Deep artifical chocolate candy aroma. Medium-bodied. Front has some alcohol. Then artifical chocolate and coffee liquer flavor. Overly sweet and artifical. Yaiks.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at SAMs. Pours a reddish brown with a thin slightly sticky tan lace. Nose is strong coffee upfront, marshmallow cream, milk chocolate, light Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar- more dark fruits than the nose, more cocoa, mocha. Silky smooth finish.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a strong dark coffee with some bakers chocolate. Flavor is coffee and semi-sweet chocolate like to kind you would use is chocolate chip cookies. Almost no carbonation and this is very syrupy so It kind of clings to the mouth. Finish is just a hint of sour but still fairly sweet from the chocolate. The Belgians know a thing or two about chocolate and this has a lot in there. The 11% is not found.
TET (1299) - FINLAND - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A very dark, reddish brown beer with a dense, beige and almost medium head. The nose is chocolate, coffee, mocca, and this remind me from the some familiar X-mas chocolate. After chocolate thoughts, also some black and almost burned coffee, strong sweetness. Taste of chocolate and coffee, roastiness, marzipan, sweetness, some alcohol in the end. The same coffeechocate that was in the aroma dominates also the taste. Only medium bodied, balanced carbonation. Overall impression is too much of essesce, and too much of X-mas chocolate. Although, I enjoy more chocolate than this beer. Too far away from the proper beer.
Turboninja (55) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Semi-strong aroma with resin, chocolate, herbs and coffee. Semi-dark brown/tan color with light, brown head. Quite artificial taste with resin, chocolate and some roasted malts in a bit bitter style. Alcohol is coming trough lightly. Medium wide taste spectrum. Medium aftertaste with caramel and resin. Too light palate. Carbonation ok. Overall reminds me of Vana Tallinn liqueur, but in a more controlled manner.
mikkopen (743) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Reddish black colour, thin tan head. Aromaq of chocolate, coffee and toasted malt. The flavour is toasted malty, with caramel, coffee and chocolate. OK, but a bit heavy on the artificial flavouring.
jookos (1304) - FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown. Spicy, warm, welcoming nose. Like a dark brandy chocolates. Slight peppery, roasted, with espresso. Full smooth body. Sweet, without being cloying. Really flavourful, tasty. Like eating boozy xmas chocolates.