MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9.0%. Creamy aroma. Very dark brown colour, seems clear. Small stable brown head. The flavour has some liquorice, it is salty and sweet. Good roasted finish - and still creamy.
ration (1940) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
171112. Bottle at Nordic, Tampere. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, dark malts, nuts. Nice oily texture. Very noce pirter. Not Bad.
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks Kim N!). Black colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is chocolate, mild tobacco, some raisins, quite sweetish malts and mild sweet alcohol as well. Flavour is mild liquorice, chocolate, some toasted malts, sweet alcohol as well as mild honeylike notes. Mild burnt and ashy wooden notes as well. Rather bodied and nice.
lusikka (6240) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 500 ml @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Pours a black colour with a beigeish head. Aroma of strong dark chocolate, tobacco and nuts. Flavour of roasted malts, sweet honey, bread, salty licorice, ash and some burnt notes. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes roasty and quite bitter. Burnt notes are rather aggressive here. Good. 7-4-7-3-14 3.5
500 ml bottle @ HeBF.
Strong aroma, strong aroma. Meaty flavour strong toasty maltiness. Licorice as well. Better than last time. 8-3-8-4-15
laiti (5694) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic, BBE 16.03.2013
Aroma is sweet with syrup, roasted notes, honey and cocoa. Also hints of metal. Flavour has well roasted malt, some dark chocolate. Very sweet, sugary finish with coffee. A bit too much on the sweet side but good anyway. Drinking big amounts this would be challenging though. 6+4+7+3+15=3.5
50 cl bottle @ HeBF’13, BBE 16.11.2013
Aroma has well roastiness, cocoa, grilled meat, smoke and distant spicy notes. Flavour has well roasted malt, some spicy notes, grilled meat with BBQ sauce, coffee and some cocoa. Smooth and nice, better than I remembered. Still too sweet though.
olio (6194) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 50 cl bottle @ Nordic, Tampere. BBE 16.03.2013
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of ash, mild dark chocolate, ripe fruits and some dark berries. Flavor of ripe and dried fruits, dark burnt malts, hints of honey, some chocolate, caramel and berry notes. Sweet caramelly slick palate, dry finish. Quite nice and balanced.
LoFi (1593) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at GBF 2012.
Almost black with a beige to light brown head.
Creamy aroma with toffee.
Taste: roasted, chocolate, toffee, fruit and light licorice.
Glad I tried this one.
Oakes (12561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown. No head. The aroma is mostly molasses, not bad but without much nuance. Chewy and dense albeit lacking in nuance and complexity.
geophagus (244) - Lubin, POLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Toffee and toasted malt in aroma. A little bit fruity. Untransparent black color, brown head. In taste chocolate, caramel, a light sweet. Full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Long toasted finish.
BeerViking (2472) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at EBBC12, dark red-brown with a coffee crema head, treacle, liquorice and tobacco on the nose, plum and redcurrant sweetness, a bit cloying in the aftertaste.