NosirIwont (1980) - Aalborg Vestby, - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 7.5%. Best before 13.03.13. Pours pitch black with a small, diminishing khaki head. Aroma is sweetish with a tart touch. Roasted with light notes of chocolate and a whisky overtone. Well-balanced. Roasted flavour with a whisky overtone. Finish is roasted with a long bitter coffee note lingering, a touch of whisky and a light alcohol burn. Soft palate, velvety. Overall quite good and well-balanced. 02.02.13.
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Vintage 2009: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Black beer thin vanilla lacing.
Aroma has loads of wood, oak, then some serious vinous notes and a lot of fruit (think red and much darker) with a sweet tar edge. Special!
Flavours of tobacco, roast, oat, mocha... Berries... Liquorice...? Infected?
Aftertaste is thin and very quick disappearing: some roaat, berries, dryness, light light tart and coal.
Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, more than medium bodied and a dry texture.
Aroma is sublimely vinous and woody. Flavour is ok, the aftertaste is meh... It’s not that old is it...
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 9, 2014 - shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs & mabel. 500ml bottle - batch #412. Somewhat thin-looking oily black pour, small bubbley beige/tan head. Smells .... wonderful. Nut oil dark roast, hint of coffee, and lovely, lovely somewhat smoky dry woody ’hiskey aroma - not a lot of wood, but definitely has some heat - daaaamn. Sadly, it’s light-bodied, slick, still, a little boozy and ... still liked it. LOVE that aroma.
llkc (426) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
duft: ristet malt. kakao. frisk. svag duft af eg.
smag: malt. kaffe. kakao. sød. eg. mørk malt. ikke så meget co2.
blød smag af whisky.
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle via the Mikkeller shop. Brown with no head. Light peat, semi-roasted malt, some cocoa and oak, dry and bitter, surprisingly thin compared to most of the other BG beers, somewhat chalky as well, yet still tasty.
suprchunk (2265) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colored pour. Tan head. Smoky aroma. Taste is sweet and smoky. Sweet finish. Not bad.
Yorker (1250) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and pretty much no head. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and a little peat - with a slightly bitter finish.
Staffan47 (880) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ännu en flaska från GH som har passerat "bäst före" med drygt ett år. Helt ok doftbild med det sedvanliga stoutvibbarna. Brända toner med choklad och kaffe och annat rostat. Kärv och spretig beska och ganska tunn i kroppen.
RasmusOtt (1199) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2009 shared by my uncle. Pours pitch Black with a Tiny Brown head. Aroma is amazing. Hard roasted malts, roasted coffee, Dark dried fruits, Dark raw chocolate notes, tar, Woody notes and sweet liquorice. Taste is rather dry and have alot Of Wood . Not in a bad Way. Also alot Of the stuer from the aroma - especially the liquorice is dominating. Also the coffee and some Dark dried fruits very clear. Rather savory as well.
ThirstyBird (1603) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for sharing, Vincent! 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II. Pours a very dark brown with virtually no head. The smell is peat, roasted malt, dark fruit and licorice. The taste is coffee, roasted malt, peat and dry on the ending. Medium/full body with mild carbonation.
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of red berries, light metallic, coffee, cacao powder, caramel and light orange peel. Sweet flavour, roasted malts, bitter, coffee, burnt caramel. Finish coffee, mocha, bitter roasted malts.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Vincent - the man who brought only great beer despite his claim of not having anything in his cellar)