olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours deep dark brown, almost black colour with medium beige head. Aroma of spices, burnt peat, light salty liquorice, notes of coffee, roasted malts, caramel, light toffee and vanilla and slightly stinging alcohol at the end. Flavour of roasted malts, spices, burnt coffee, caramel and toffee, sugar candy and distant soy on finish. Full-bodied, alcohol comes through a bit too much though. A bit raw and rough around the edges but probably smoothens up nicely with age.
emacgee (3506) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very nice dark rich black with two fingers of creamy chestnut brown head. Nose is a tad muted, very nice character but its all a tad hard to pull out. Maybe with warmth! Shows a light sweetness with some holiday spice, very well integrated and provides only complimentary rather than defining notes. Very nice chocolaty notes with some coffee roast and a hint of malt sweetness. Nice roast in the flavor with some alcohol coming through with notes of fruit skins, pie spice, and bakers chocolate. Medium to light bodied with a nice round carbonation and slight grain bitterness on the finish.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 375ml (Alko, BB 08/2017?)
Almost opaque brown color, good creamy brown head, some lace. Chocolate, toasted malts, spices and Vodka-like alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Candi sugar, chocolate and spices in the flavor and then overwhelming alcohol. Too raw, needs ageing but shows some potential.
chrisv10 (8095) - DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ FairBar. very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, dried fruits, chocolate, yeast and caramel. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, yeast, medium sweet, caramel, hops, spices and medium bitter.
ration (1670) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml. Pours dark brown/black with a nice brown foam. Aroma nuts, caramel, roasted malts. High burnt taste. Awesome stuff. Not Bad.
oh6gdx (18799) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from Alko). Quite much black colour with a mediumsized brown head that leaaves some lace. Aroma is spices, caramel, toffee, alcohol and some slight bitterness. Flavour is rather much the same with the bitterness coming crawling from the background. A bit strong alcohol in the flavour, otherwise good.
Rasmus40 (7339) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dried fruit and light yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. Soft and smooth. 031111
jesperhammer (2281) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
03-NOV-2011, draft @Mikkeller on ØJ dag.
Almost black with no head.
Sweet roasted caramelly nose. Some malty fruitiness, but not a lot. A hint of vanilla? Anyway some faint spices.
Taste is slightly roasted and caramelly.
A bit thin and low on carbonation.
Not as impressed as I used to be with earlier vintages.
joergen (17722) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of spices.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and spices with notes of alcohol and hops.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
yespr (26476) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is mild spiced, pine and light orange fruity. Spiced, mellow and vanilla flavoured. Bitter, spiced and roasted dark malty finish.