oh6gdx (19683) - 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.
omhper (18372) - 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.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate starts smooth but turns minerally crisp. Smooth dark malts. Nice dark chocolate. Whisper of cream. Finishes light and dry. Pretty light and tasty!
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nærbø Ølfestival. Looking gorgeous this one, with it’s big, dense, light tan head soon diminishing into a finger-thick layer of cream leaving lacings. Black body. Licorice, roasted malts, some burnt notes and coffee, as well as a pleasant touch of dried fruits and alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is nicely sweet, with coffee, licorice and some burnt notes. Dried fruits and a touch of alcohol too. Full-bodied and supersmooth, definitely deserving a 5 on the palate score. Lots of roasted style bitterness and some hoppy bitterness in the end. A bit warming in the end maybe, but certainly a beauty. 111022
TBone (11379) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 75cl PBFVIII
Opaque black color, tiny brown head. Ashy malts, some licorice and coffee. Full-bodied. Low carbonation. Sticky, lots of licorice and alcohol. Lingering hoppy and alcoholic bitterness. Quite nice.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Amundsen. Black, no head. Aroma of dark rich cocoa powder. Taste is bitter 90% cacao. Extremely dry finish. Fascinating and unique.
gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Nærbø ølfestival. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasted malt, coffee, licorice. Flavour is smoked, roasted malt, double coffee, hop, fruit, licorice dried fruit. Full bodied nice beer.
GT2 (7108) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
250mL thanks to my Norwegian Secret Santa. Pours deep brown to black in the snifter tulip. Medium, dense tan foam. Thick formation and retention. Nose is sweet prunes, dirty earth, wet swamp, soy. Can’t really get into this aroma. Taste is richer dairy, milk chocolate, heavy mousse and whipping cream. Ooo very yummy. Chocolate silk pie. Excellent hoppy balance. As it warms, off flavors in the nose subside to reveal pue crust, dark chocolate mousse, brown liquor. Wow this baby opens up. Switched glassware from skinny snifter tulip to oversized Southampton RIS snifter. Wow this is smelling great- super rich ganache, dark chocolate mousse, muted bourbon and coconut. Wow. Still smelling sweet with rum baba dessert. A very temperamental beer but the palate is dense and filling. Huge dairy cream character. Taste as it warms becomes richer and richer melted dark chocolate. So bitter and rich. This was an experience!
Rune (6961) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml bottle as a perfect dessert following the fish soup at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri. Jet black, bright naked surface. Roasted smell of dark malts providing hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Dark malts and dark fruits in flavour making it taste like dark marmalade. Rounded, roasted bitterness to the finish with noticeable alcohol. A pleasant dessert (Oslo, 25.05.2012).
Ughsmash (6926) - 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.