pilsnerrogge (2657) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a frothy head. Cocoa, nutmeg and dark fruits on the nose. Flavour is cocoa, toffee and Jägermeister. Somewhat boozy finish.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A pitch black colored beer, with a thick foamy dark beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, little roasted malt and laurel. The taste of sweet dark fruits and bitter with burny alcohol. And little roasted malts. The aftertaste is sweet roasted, burny and a little bitter.
Cool_Bond (2057) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m not overly impressed with this beer. The scent is thin and weak. Hardly so you know something. The taste is better me, but just okay. The aftertaste is left for a little while but not for long. That said, I was not impressed with this beer. I have a Vintage 2011 in stock, which I hope is better.
ogivlado (6467) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 330ml. -Unclear dark brown coloured with red glare, medium sized brown head, light roasty and heavy licorice spicy nose. Roasted malt, again heavy licorice and mild chocolate taste with notes of dried fruits and caramel. Hint of alcohol in the finish. 9.1%ABV
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @Erzbierschof -- almost black with small creamy beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruit, roasty notes. Taste is similar, with velvety sweetness, easy to drink. Some weird aspects.
jgentgesdo (682) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a thin brown head. Nose is chocolate, coffee, toasted pecans, dates, cloves, charcoal in the end. Very sweet, very alcohol forward. Medium heavy body. Lingering alcohol and charcoal aftertaste. Very good.
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a light brown head leaving lacing.
Aroma: roasted, fruity, a bit musty, some spices.
Taste: malty, dried fruits, yeast, light spices, sweet, some milk chocolate, burnt brown sugar.
Full bodied, medium high carbonation.
From memory, I would say this year was my least favourite so far.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of orange. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate and caramel finish.
Thisis12ptfont (1008) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Funky aroma of yeast, mustard and apricots. Deep crimson/magenta color with a large tan foam. Thick texture with flavors of molasses, candied caramel, sugared fruits and belgian candi sugar. Some toasted toffee, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa is present on the finish. Overall, this is a very interesting take on a Belgian strong. Very sweet and sugary with very well masked alcohol.
TheCametron (2116) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on Christmas day. Pours Black with a beige head. Hearty aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and booze. The flavour is classic Belgian yeast with a nice malty sweetness and a little bit of background spice. Berries and prunes. Very smooth considering the alcohol content. I found this beer to be elegant and probably the best of the day.