vjohans (65) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, vanilla, woody, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, flat,
yngwie (13820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. Almost black in the glass, at least very dark brown, and topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. Lovely aroma with lots of coffee and dark chocolate and resiny, citrus peel-ish hops and a wonderful brett touch. Not much oak impact. Lots of citrusy, resiny hops and hoppy bitterness in the flavor, with dark chocolate and lots of coffee. Cocoa notes, some vanilla and a faint funky touch. Lasting finish. Wonderful this one, love the blend of roasted malts, hops and brett. 141018
Meilby (7897) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, citrus and brett. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, coffee, citrus and funky finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours black with a big beige head. Aroma of malt, roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee, grains and funk. flavor is sweet and malty with coffee, bitterness, citrus peel,slight funk, caramel and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation.
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Almost black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt, some caramel and something sweet. Dry and with a bitter finish. The body was medium.
ej (752) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black with a dense tan head. Aroma is rich roasted coffee with burnt sugars, ash and wood. Rich coffee and well balanced taste. Roasty and malty aftertaste. Medium to full body with just about avg levels of co2.
Simonsen (694) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske fra dags hyttetur. Svart uklar farge. Beige skumtopp. Moderat karbonert. Bra men ikke fantastisk. Smaker brent malt, kaffe lakris og ikke spesielt mer. Kjedeligere enn originalen
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of roastiness, dark bitter coffee and earthiness. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, oatmeal porridge, coffee, spiciness and some chocolate. Medium bodied and high carbonation. Dry finish with loads of roastiness and coffee. Unfortunately carbonation is way too high here. Other than that very good.
olio (6287) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a huge beige head. Some smoky notes on the nose, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee and some roasted malts. Dry chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, coffee, roasted malts and some molasses. Very high carbonation which disturbs a bit, otherwise very nice.
laiti (5793) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ lusikka
Loud POP when opening and lots of foam when pouring. Aroma is lovely with sweet chocolate, truffles, licorice and mocha coffee. Very foamy palate. Flavour has ashy tones, coffee, dark chocolate and herbs. Dry finish with herbal tones. Rather nice but palate tries to ruin the show. Too ashy, could have been much more greater with lower CO2 levels.