omhper (22284) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at The Rover, Göteborg. Dark brown, small head. White pepper, coffee and calvados up front. Mid sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Calvados, espresso, pepper and honey. Warming finish.
DCLawyer (2313) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog. 2012 bottle ->mini snifter from Churchkey Vintage Vault event. Deep brown with small lite tan head. Lots of coffee with some cocoa, roasted malt, oak. Love it.
rouhlas (1962) - GREECE - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
250ml bottle at home. Dark brown almost black color with brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, chocolate, light coffee, caramel, spicy - cinnamon like, light dark fruity, wood, alcohol - brandy. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation.
abemorsten (3439) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delt 0,25 l flaske. Svart kropp med et brun film. Fataromaen dominerer nesa. Masse calvadosnoter men også salte, oksiderte og røstede toner også. Sjokolade, vanilje, og masse fatpreg i munnen. Skikkelig boozy. Søt og røstet. Flat, kraftig og myk.
suurjuust (2236) - ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is coffee, cacao beans, fruit and roasty notes, booze, caramel, calvados. Flavor is thick roasty, fruity, apple sourness, caramel, warm boozy finish. Lingering dark chocolate and roast, dark malt. Big and complex, not much cognac though.
kevinator (1730) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty strong stuff. Color was very black and foreboding. Palate was thick and oily. Aroma was burnt malt, whiskey and oak. Flavors were roasted malt, wood, whiskey and hops for balance. A sipper and not for everyone.
Zakoon (415) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is dark fruits, raisins, coffee, light roasted malt, caramel, apples, calvados. Flavour is sweet and light bitterness. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation. Finish is slightly vinous, fruity and with a boozy kick.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, tan dissipating head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, booze, light apple, calvados, red fruits, cherry, pear, lots of coffee. Creamy, boozy flavour, sweet caramel, smooth mocha, cacao. Quite thick and creamy. Finish coffee, malts, apple, calvados, lingering liquorice. Smooth, drinkable, yet intense. Brilliant!
(from 37.5cL bottle procured & shared @ Mikkeller Bar Victoriagade)
ej (1066) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a thick black producing a small tanned head. Complex aroma with loads of espresso, wood, leather, ash, alcohol and roasted malts. Taste is sweet with notes of wood, coffee, roasted malts and some warming alcohol. Slick mouthfeel, soft co2 and full bodied.
Svesse (7500) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 3 Oct 2014) Black colour with brief head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, cacao, liquorice, oak wood and mild hints of calvados. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, liquorice, salmiak, cacao, soy sauce, oak wood and gentle flavours of calvados. Full body, with a touch of sweetness, but actually drier than expected. Generous coffee bitterness. Exceptionally well balanced, with the calvados barrel evident but never becoming too much. Lovely beer!