gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Bergen Ølfestival 2014.
Black with a minimal tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bitter chocolate and some dried dark fruit. Not that much carbonation and with a thick oily mouthfeel. Really nice and vinous, a perfect beer to sip.
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 2011 vintage, 25 cl bottle. Batch 100, thanks Gunnar!
Aroma is sweet with moderately strong chocolate notes and medium light roast with faint smoke. Some tobacco and leather notes. Cherry, plum and prune esters.
Pours black with some dark brown highlights on the edges. Small, faint, dark tan head recedes quickly to the edges. Light lacing and moderately long legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with a lot of dark chocolate. Light roast with a medium light smoke note. Faint peat smoke. Medium bitterness and a faint alcohol spice. Medium light tobacco and leather. Light anise with faint plum and prune.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a really nice, enjoyable stout with some really nice character. Rather dry finish and a touch watery than I would expect for a stout this size. Nice, complimentary smoke and roast notes with good tobacco and leather character. Nice complexity without any need for barrels.
Bacterial (1773) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Bob - thanks!!! Black pour with very little head. Anise malt and some wood in the nose. Really nice taste here. Big chocolate, roasted malt and anise in the taste. Very little carbonation. Yummy.
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Bob - thanks! Super dark oily pour with minimal head. Low carbonation in this one. Getting licorice and soy sauce. Rich. Nice rich oily palate but really low on carbonation.
Meilby (8409) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 250ml @ Hjørneviksbua, Florø
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, alcohol, brown sugar, caramel and hint of soya sauce. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, licorice and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Mysan_brewing (59) - - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of espresso and dried prunes. Dark and lovely oily texture. Almost no Head. Flavour is roasted espresso and bitter chocolate. A heavey stout with a rich mouth feel. Perfect to light sweet desserts.
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kraddel (3728) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thnx to belgbeergeek !
Pours black , no foam
Smell is chocolate , roasted malts , dark porterscent .
Very low carbo , maybe even too low .. . Kinda thick
Rather sweet taste , coffee , chocolate , bit bitter .
Aftertaste is nice , sharp coffee tones . Bit bitter , sweet
Leighton (12231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting. Vintage 2011. Big thanks to Gunnar himself for this one! Pours clear, dark brown with a creamy, beige head. The nose is all torched earth, leather fruits, tar and baking cocoa. Light to medium sweet flavor with burnt wood, bittersweet chocolate and prominent earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with lots of dirt, char and bitter cocoa. Decent.
Oakes (12849) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite black. The aroma is rich, with lots of chocolate, rich earthy, slightly hoppy nose. Inky, soft, fruity, intense dark chocolate, lots of acidity (dark orchard fruit). Good strong porter.
mR_fr0g (4158) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at CBC clerkenwell at the Gunnar Tasting. Aroma is sweet, metalic, creamy caramel. Dark caramel coloured pour with thin light tan head. Flavour is caramel, roasty malts and sweetish finish. Sticky sweet palate and lingering roast.