SirLimpsalot (3507) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Gyllenbock: Rund doft, ganska diskret fatkaraktär, len och mjuk smak uten något som sticker ut. Sympatisk.
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a small tan head. On the sweet side with roasted malt, fruit, wood, chocolate and notes of cognac. Rather "soft" mouthfeel. A tasty one.
maekchu (3323) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Dark chocolate aroma, along with a chemical, phenolic note. Pitch black. Initial features a big burst of chocolate and vanilla; mid palate is sweet chocolate cake, and the alcohol blasts through; alc. stays strong in the long aftertaste. Medium body. A young and promising imperial. Needs some mellowing. Like to have it again in a year or two.
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose of cognac, chocolate, coffee, blackberry. Flavor is cola, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol. Still too hot, but better than the other, younger ones I have had. Crisp and fruity. Good body. Luscious, but the alcohol is a bit too obvious.
Camons (9632) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, oak, light vanilla, cognac. Flavor of malts, dark coffee, sweet filled chocolate, oak, cognac, vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden. Very nice beer. 190912
Rasmus40 (16693) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. Oily. 190912
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-- Poured a dark cola color and settled black. Half a finger of light chocolate colored head. Head faded pretty fast and just left a murky sea of film. Decent ring of lacing.
S-- Cognac soaked chocolate covered cherries. Expected a bigger nose than this really. Faint notes of oak but this nose is really soft.
T-- Cognac, followed by sweet dairy chocolate. Thin, soft and sweet. Alcohol is well hidden.
M-- Alcohol is more evident in the mouth. Still pretty soft and thin until the end when get the usual Mikkeller trademark. ASH, CHAR, BURNT RUBBER. Sigh. Medium alcohol burn in the finish. Light bodied and low carbonation. Like this until the finish and the burn from the alcohol.
O-- Light and easy to drink for 13.1%. The alcohol burn in the end is annoying and a turn off. Good notes of cognac though. Not a bad beer but a decent one.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of cognac, oak, charred oak, vanilla, lots of coffee, roasted malt, sweeter sugary notes, dark chocolate, a burnt note and liquorice. The flavor follows the nose with lots of oak, and some cognac notes, I get the charred oak notes too, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, sweet sugary notes, liquorice, burnt notes and dark chocolate. The body is full with an oily mouth feel. Overall a tasty version of Black Hole, but not my favorite.
deyholla (9821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice cognac note backed by roasted malts with a bit of bitter chocolate. Flavor has sweet dark grains up front with a strong cognac note with a hint of coffee.
Meilby (10775) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, oak, licorice, tobacco and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasty, sweet, warm and oaky finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.