hackobock (3284) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 6, 2016. Bottle at home, vintage 2013.
Black with a minimal brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, sugary, slight boozy with raisins, prunes, figs, dark sugars, chocolate, alcohol, soy, vanilla, dark berries. Taste is sweet, boozy, slight bitter and salty. Finish is sweet and quite with salty licorice candy, some salty soy notes, sweet dark sugars, caramel, raisins, some milk chocolate, hints of ash, cocoa, blackberries. Full bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Sweet and salty.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve been saving this 2013-bottle for some time. Black and velvet-like. Creamy texture, thick. Amazing aroma with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, sirup. Sweetness and bitterness working great in unison. Almost overwhelming complexity. Best sipped and shared. Might get cloying if enjoyed in larger quantites. One to remember and dream about tasting again.
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks Jdizzle: Served in a Chouffe glass: 2013 vintage:
Black beer with some brown bubbles...
Aromas roast, cacoa, chocolate, chocolate milk, toffee, caramel, dust and chalk...
Flavours of chocolate, spice, some roast, bitters, cacoa, raisin, brown sugars, chalk, toffee...
Aftertaste is bitter, roast, chocolate, spice and brown sugars.
Low carbo, watery mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.
slowrunner77 (9609) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared: black as night pour, little head or lacing. Aroma is deep dark fruits, char, roast, coffee. Flavor is a touch aggressive - a little too much bitter and charred/burnt grain. It would be better without that as it is almost balanced with sweeter malt and chocolate and bitter coffee, but not quite.
ctipping (1108) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle. Originally reviewed 9/8/2014. Black body. No head. A few bubbles. Very leggy.
Smells of fudge. Raisins. Deep roast. Booze.
Very dynamic stout flavors. Chocolate. Molasses. Fudge. Moves into deep roast. Bitter coffee and some burnt malts.
Medium low carbonation. Very heavy and sweet.
I was surprised by how good this is. More than just an over-sweet monster of a stout
bursprak (2277) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by me @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares meets Moules Frites. Pitch black oily pour with small tan lacings. Nose has soy, chocolate and some licorice. Taste is sweet, a bit cloying, savoury notes. Licorice and dark chocolates on the backend.
ringer1966 (10) - cph, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body without much head.
Deep sweet with notes of chocolate and coffee.
Oily and well carbonated.
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle, ¿ Vintage, kindly shared by bursprak to the Aarhus Belgisk Blåmuslinger Tasting, 08/2015. - Finale to three big & bold postprandial closers to a nicely balanced tasting, this PoMo beer liqueur brings an elegant density of roast and black malt flavours into balance with the avantgarde of hop engineering: thick, destilled espresso and dark chocolate, orangeat, Grand Manier doused fondant over dried raisins, plums and DK-ubiquitous lakrids aka liquorice. Cognac-like alcohol never becomes sharply piercing, oozing prominently underneath the molasses. Hop bouquet subtleties stealthily flying under the dark surface: orange zest, berry, grape, citrus pith. Sticky, coating mouthfeel, without becoming sweet treacle. - Would be interesting to taste this parallel to some of De Struise’s more heavy hitters and compare the merits of clean engineering vs sugar-powered yeasts & eisbocking.
Klimaet (1605) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours pitch oily black. Aromas of dark sweet fruits, sweet licorice, bitter roast, molasses, malt, dark chocolate. Taste is molasses, sweet licorice, dark roast, sweet fruits, brown sugar, malt, chocolate.
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle, thanks Staffan! Midnight black with no head. Aroma of prunes alcohol, boozy, roasted malt, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, light coffee, chocolate cake and raisins. Taste is massive, boozy, chocolate, candy, cake, wood, vinous plums, raisins, dried fruits with a vinous liquor feeling. Liquid chocolate cake. Really nice