martjoobolut (1561) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with beige head. Small head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, roast, dark chocolate and vinous notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, dark chocolate, vinous notes, and some wood. Overall: very nice brew.
Marduk (3972) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Lovely deep brown almost black color. Huge size, thick brown head, stays. Sweet, chocolate, woody, alcohol, toffee in aroma. Nice deep roast, chocolate, vanilla, woody, t. Packed with complex flav. Long lasting sweet chocolate aftertaste. Soft carbonation. It made me go wow at first, but end is too sweet and sticky.
Kauge (691) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had it on tap at the Speakeasy by Pőhjala (€ 7 per 33 cl). Black colour, thick beige head with good retention and thin but thick lacing. Vinous notes and marmalade on the nose, also black plums with a bit of alcohol (especially as it’s warmed). Sweet rum cake taste with roasted malts and dark fruits, chocolaty, some bitterness in the finish. Dryish on the palate. Sherry notes perhaps yes. Overall the alcohol is quite well covered by the sweetness. Not bad but not impressed.
FatPhil (10841) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg (Speakeasy, Tallinn)
Smells of chocolate cake and sherry trifle. By Knuth, that’s sweet. Given that the alc% is higher, they may as well have just thrown in a couple of bottles of sherry for all we know. Wet barrels are fake and gay. Bizarrely liquoricey and sweet taste, a curious combination. Reminds me of the liquoricey deserts I had in one of the wanky restaurants I went to last year. What are the symptoms of diabetes? I think I can feel it kicking in. The ordinary Bearded Lady was oppressively sticky, this takes that to a whole new level. Sweet, sticky, slick, and even slimey palate. Designed for thimble tickers, that’s for sure. Sweet sugary liquorice in the finish too. Very simple beer, and a metric fucktonne too sweet for people who like their beers to actually attenuate. The FG of this is higher then the OG of many kinds of beers that I like drinking. That said, it’s not actually unpleasant. Ticked, but I still have 80% of the glass left :-(, better book myself a bed in the diabetes ward...
rouhlas (1092) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014, Green session. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, some coffee, dark fruits, cherries, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation
Travlr (15858) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque brown color, almost black, beige edge head. Aroma o plums, prunes, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is fruity, roasty coffee and vanilla. Tasty.
imdownthepub (11377) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at The Westow House, Crystal Palace, London. Very dark chestnut with tan head. There is a deep chocolate maltiness alongside a wine like port flavour. Sweet fruitiness with a liquorice, tarry aside. Good, deep palate. Really very decent.
planky84 (2369) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Westow House, Crystal Palace. Dark brown pour with a reddish tint. Rich nose of licorice, Christmas cake, raisin, dates, treacle, caramel cake. Taste of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, licorice, coffee. Exceedingly smooth. Sweet, warm booze laden mouthfeel. Archetypal throat warmer. Delicious!
suurjuust (1788) - ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer, medium tan head. Nose is chocolate, roast, sherry, mild maltiness. Flavor is medium dry with sherry, roasty hints, milk chocolate. Finishes somewhat acidic, sherry, wood notes. Lingering sherry. Pretty nice and smooth, although the acidity tends to build up with sips taken.
jimbonga (49) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg, Westow House, Crystal Palace. Black with virtually no head. Oily, dark chocolate, raisins. Wood and sherry come in at the end. You can feel the alcohol but in a good way. Really decent beer though the bourbon barrel aged is even better