hackobock (2768) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.
Black with a small tan head. Aroma is quite intense with molasses, figs, bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste is very sweet, light bitter and slightly boozy. Finish is sweet, sticky caramel, figs, molasses with bitter dark chocolate and boozy bourbon notes. Full bodied, oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation.
A bit too sweet and boozy.
VamboladeTolly (1086) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ gambrinus. Pours almost black with brown head. Aroma is sour, coffee, aronia, dark chocolate, sauerkraut, rhubarb. taste is medium bitter, coffe , grapefruit seems, dark bitter chocolate- cocoa, burnt oak barrel, dark berries, toffee. Full body. Bitter finish.
tarmok (773) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black liquid with milk chocolate head. Coffee, aronia, sour shampagne. Taste chocolate, coffee, grapefruit seed, heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full body, sticky, average carbonisation, long bitter finish
indrekr (250) - ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocate, cocoa, coffee, aronia, tar, champagne yeast. Appearance: black, brown rocky head. Taste: heavy bitter, heavy sweet, medium sour. Palate: full body, oily structure, long bitter aftertaste.
ansalon (2213) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC 2015. Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, booze, grappa roasted malts, burnt sugar. Taste is chocolate, booze, grappa, roasted malts and burnt sugar. Far too unbalanced and boozy.
TBone (14901) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, small brown head. Fruity, cocoa nose. Very sweet vanilla, strawberry, blueberry, berryish sweetness. Hides ABV quite well but it is overly sweet.
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@CBC2015. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, fruits, some floral notes as well as mild vanilla and bourbon sting. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some vanilla, wood, mild toffee and even more stinging alcohol in the finish. A bit too boozy for me likes.
Desverger (5773) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@CBC 2015, Green Session - pours black with dark brown head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste with chocolate, coffee, caramel, treacle, brown sugar, some vanilla, bourbon infused wooden notes, roasted finish.
jmgreenuk (6517) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2015. Poured a dark mahogany with a frothy round tan head. The aroma is rich roasty malt, big sweet diabetes sugar, big alcohol. The flavour is big sweet with a rich oily alcoholic sweet malt light alcohol palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (15000) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the 4th Copenhagen Beer Celebration, Session 4, 02/05/2015.
Black topped with a dirty tan swirl.
Nose is roast malt, toffee fudge, spice, sherry notes, dark fruit rinds, figs, dates.
Taste comprises rich dark chocolate, charr, subtle bourbon, dark fruit rinds, molasses.
Full bodied, oily feel, warming alcohol in the close.
Pretty solid for the ABV, decent sipper.