yngwie (16523) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller. A dense, finger-thick tan head sits on top of a black body, looking just lovely. The aroma is rather boozy, with calvados, roasted malts, coffee hints and a sugary touch. Boozy, warming, sticky and full-bodied on the palate, with roasted malts, lots of sweetness, some faint coffee notes and a touch of calvados. Lasting finish with sweetness and warmth. Overall, too boozy, intense all the way, and very tasteful, but certainly not a beer to crack a bottle for yourself of, unless you have some time on your hands. 110528
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar. Pours black with brown bubbles on top. Heavy nose and flavor. Roast, wood, coffee, calvados and alcohol. Thick, sweet and syrupy with a long end. A sipper for sure . .
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mielche & Hutrigkarl. Pitch black - brown head. Sweetness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Applebrandy. Fruity. Berries. High burned. high sweetness. Light wooden. High malty. Alcoholic - Boozy.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller bar. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is calvados, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is oak, hop, alcohol, prunes, licorice, calvados, coffee. Very strong beer.
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cgarvie. It pours jet black with a minimal tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, vanilla, salted caramel, treacle, rocky road, filthy, oil and dirt. The taste is bitter, tangy, roasty, mild acidity, plum skin, grape skin, tang, date and red grape and apple brandy with a dry, tangy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Rich and filthy. Fun to try, but I don’t need any more.....
DSG (12170) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pitch black with a bit of light brown foam. Great aroma of chocolate, cocoa, fruit and liqueuer pralines, a bit of apple acidity, vanilla, wood and some alcohol. Sweet flavor with a bit of apple acidity, lots of chocolate, wood, vanilla, caramel, mild fruitiness, liqueur and a dry roasty finish. Full-bodied, rounded, with a bit of warming alcohol. Great stuff. Alcohol is very well-integrated for this strength.
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Pours oil black with a small, staying, creamy, beige-brown head. Aroma is sharp, chocolate, hard roasted, green apples and alcohol. Medium carbonation, fine dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sharp, highly vinious, apples, oak and chocolate. The alcohol is still much too powerful.
Stuu666 (10864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is huge apple calvados, chocolate, taste is juicy apple, boozy, chocolate, roasty.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Reddy dark caramel coloured pour with a a fading, head. Aroma is big salty. Liquorice, black salty death. Berry. Flavour is composed is back salty. Blood. Liquorice, tangy salt roast, tart Apple. Cinnamon. Palate is full. Moderate carbonation. Cherry.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks Kenny (?) for sharing this. Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Pretty salty nose. Rich chocolate malt and ashy toasted grain. Plum meat. Tastee is very sweet indeed. Red berry cuts some of the saltiness present in the nose. Chocolate syrup. Thick, sludgy and rich. A bit all over the place. The black series is hit and miss for me. This one wasn’t a particular favorite.