gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Pours black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is light roast with some decent liquorice. Light smooth mouthfeel, a bit weak body. Taste is roast, chocolate and coffee, a weal alcohol bite at the finish.
gunnfryd (9889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at TSODRSG 13. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate. flavour is coffee, roasted malt, hop, chocolate. Nice beer.
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013. The pour’s brown with a small off-white head. The nose is toasted brown bread. Roasted nuts. Chocolate shake. Some cocoa. Somewhat fruity flavors. Funky cherry. Toast. Light lactose creaminess. Medium body, soft carbonation. Decent.
kazin (173) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from backlog. Draft at Malmö Brygghus. A lot of licorice, almost too dominating, but held back somewhat by chocolate, nuts and hints of coffee
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Black with a biege head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, dried fruit, licorice and chocolate.
Dazz3 (1476) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at SMÖF 2013. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells brandy, roasted malt, figs and raisins. Tastes roasted malt, watery and some figs and raisins.
Leighton (9830) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2013 - London. Pours black-brown with a creamy beige head. Dark cocoa aroma with strong roast and dirt. Medium sweet flavor with plenty of bitter baking cocoa and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with bitter earth and dry chocolate. Good.
AndySnow (2458) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: SBWF 2013.
Appearance: Black colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Raisin, liquorice.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.
Flavour: A bit smokey, strong salty liquorice.
Martinus (2630) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, caramel and hints of liquorice. Malty flavour, bitter, light sweet, coffee. Finish coffee and caramel. Amusing beer.
(From 66cL bottle shared by RM. Thanks!)
Linnet (1029) - Umeå, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: roasty, coffee, licorice, ash, toast, grass, earthy, soy sauce, alcohol.
Ap: almost transluscent black/Brown colour, no head.
T: medium bitter, heavy salty, light sweetness, medium sourness, thin flavour, Only alcohol and one-dimensional roastiness.
P: medium body, thin feel, lively, bitter and warming finish.
T: miserable IS.