oh6gdx (19935) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, mild toffee, and some slight acidic notes. Flavour is coffee, some toffee and a bit toasted notes. Quite tasty.
laiti (4804) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle vintage 2012 @ PBF VIII. Batch 259, BBE 2014
Aroma has cocoa, some dark chocolate. Flavour has salty licorice, hay notes, soy sauce and some herbal notes. Too thin and salty but nice anyway.
lusikka (5187) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, mudcake, dark chocolate and grass. RIch flavour of roasted malts, licorice, grassy hops, honey, almonds and unfortunately metallic notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The off-flavours ruin the show. Otherwise this would be a great beer.
olio (5144) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ PBF 2013. Batch #259.
Pours hazy mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, some chocolate and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, vanilla, cocoa powder and licorice. Very sticky sweet palate.
tiong (2967) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Aroma of vanilla, sweet syrup, roasty malts, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweetish, caramely, roasty, syrupy with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, toffee and vanilla. Finish is smooth and caramely with chocolatey notes. Quite sweet, but balanced and tasty.
omhper (18767) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at PBF, thanks KnutAlbert! Near black, minimal head. Rich aroma of pear and licorice. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Sticky honey, licorice and coffee. Warming finish with marked coffee bitterness. Interesting flavouirs, but on the sticky side.
Gorm (765) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørkt og nesten skumfritt. Lukten av rødvin er fremtredende. Smak av vin, kaffe og sjokolade. Bitter humleavslutning. Årgang 2011. Melkebaren.
nilsas (878) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Et spesielt øl. God lukt, minner litt om vin på lukt. Mørkt fyldig øl med et hav av smaker og ettersmak. -dyrt.
Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage, nip bottle. Poured medium-deep reddish-brown with a short, but well-retained dusting of khaki head. The aroma picked up a whole lot of well-roasted coffee paired with vanilla, licorice, and a kiss of cherry skins.. molasses came through with warmth.. big, but well-balanced. The flavor found burnt and lightly sour coffee throughout, with a lovely impression that stuck on the finish.. some licorice, vanilla bean, and dark fruit also down there.. a little tangy on the finish, and I loved the final kick. Medium-plus bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. almost too burnt, but it held on. Nice one.
Foffern (1044) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 2012 and shared with (and courtesy of) ClubGonzo. Has a deep reddish brown to black colour with a small light beige head. Roasted aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, leather and oak. Delicious. Lots of roast in a complex and sweet flavour with lots of dark chocolate, port, coffee, rubber and alcohol. Rich and silky mouth feel, and has a medium to heavy bitterness. A fantasticly complex and powerful ale with a good bitter touch.