Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Fuck that name! Ohh I got a beer let’s arrange words on label so that we get 6 "different" bee.. ticks. Fck up yer arse!
Beer itself is black color. Nice medium size, thick brown head, stays. Sweet, chocolate, roast, black pepper, bit milky in aroma. Nice roast, dark chocolate, grainy in taste. Dark chocolate and roast in aftertaste. Roasty bitterness, getting harsher later. Soft carbonation. Weird one. Love-hate type of brew.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) as From Via Mikkeller To, batch 201121)
Pleasantly roasty aroma, soft and mellow. Deep black, nice tan head. Delicious roasty malts, good portery levels of roast, but shying away from insane danish stout. Spicing reduced to just a tiny bit of cinnamon. Finish extremely dry. Reduces the overall pleasantness. Quite a lot actually. Started quite high, but went down after a while.
martjoobolut (2124) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bb 30.08.2015, batch 201121 (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours dark brown-black with dark brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is malt, roast, malt, coffee, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, coffee, roast, some metallic notes at first, later some smoke. Carbonation is rather high. Finish is roast and coffee bitter. Overall: very good, but gets acidic in the end as it warms up.
alliance100 (1090) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage at Hopcat GR - pours jet black with tan head . Cocoa aroma with some roasted barley . Medium body , alcohol well hidden . Solid .
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boozedude (2222) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with brown head shared with hakes lamont norris. .. xhallky food stuff overall
Bulk_Carrier (3174) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Though retired, old notes.
This was poured into a snifter and shared with an old friend.
The appearance was a pure black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some trickling soapy lacing roaming all around the glass.
The smell had some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, cocoa, coconut, bitter coffee bean, light vanilla, and a sweet breadiness coming about.
The taste was sweet, roasty, bitter, and spicy through all of the previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipper quality about it. The carbonation was somewhat there. A decent roasty smooth sweet humble spiciness rolls over my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a very complex beer - wow, there is so much going on that this one makes a mighty fine night cap on a cold winter’s night.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Bottle bought from Systembolaget as a part of their special-releases.
patxa (204) - MEXICO - DEC 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good complex beer. Aromas of pine and nutmeg with some spices and earth. Pours dark dark brown with a good tan head and lasting lace. Taste of season, ranging.from ginger to roasted.malts. full bodied, with a long heavy finish.
Narnad (1515) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a low tan-red head. Aroma is fantastic and works it’s way to your nose as soon as the cork is popped. Strong spice notes come through first with notes of fennel, coriander, anise followed by some chocolate and dark plum/prune notes and finishes with a light smokey, toasted malt presence. The flavor is extremely complex. Lots of Christmas spice - clove and anise come through strongest, with light citrus melting with plum/prune flavors to lend a light sweetness but keeping it farm from cloying. Malt bitterness works its way in late but adds a chocolate, red wine and toasted flavor. Body is slightly oily and has very, very low carbonation (not sure if this is from aging or not). Overall a fantastic beer. Flavors meld and transition perfectly.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, roasted coffee, black licorice, molasses, vanilla, and a bit of booze.
T - Dark chocolate and a bit of caramel malts, a hint of dark fruit, some roasted coffee, some earthy and citrus hops, candi sugars, black licorice, vanilla, a bit of smoke, and a bit of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.
D - Nicely balanced Baltic Porter. Good body and mouthfeel.