Jorn69 (318) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (30:-). Väldigt mycket smak, mörk choklad, rostad malt, kaffe, lakrits mm. Lent, rostat, beskt. Lång smakrik eftersmak.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - shared by mjs - thanks!
Deep roast, some milkiness, good bitter hops - altogether a very solid aroma. Some dark lager hints. Slightly ashy body. Raw. Drying. Does cover the alcohol very well, even if the taste is unsatisfying.
Leighton (8684) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a ChrisO Tasting - London. Pours black-brown with a thick beige foam head. Big alcohol and dark malt aroma. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with boozy kick, dark malts, rich dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine, smooth carbonation. Warm finish with still more alcohol bite, rich dry chocolate, roasted malts, char. Nice if a bit overly robust at times.
Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle from Barley Wine. A really deep dark brown one, can just as well call it black really and it has this amazing looking big dark dense and espresso colored head that’s refusing to go away. Looks like a million bucks, and the nose is not to bad either! Lots of cocoa, chocolate, heavy roasted malts and salty licorice. Honey is also present here as is a fresh light stingy happiness. Smells nice. Nice flavors. It has a big thick mouthfeel and a soft prickling carbonation level. Dark roasted with a sweetness well balanced. Lots of chocolate,, tons of salty licorice and dark roasted espresso. Mmhhh.. Lovely sweet and dark. A great sipper, and it’s hard to imagine that this is close to 10% abv. Hardly noticeable at all. 11.05.2013
rosenbergh (5560) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. T1. BB 2014/12/31. From Sweden. Courtesy of mjs. Tack!
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head.
Oatmeal, chocolate, some sweetness and hops in the aroma.
A bit bland flavour with roasted malt, hops, chocolate and mild coffee.
I was expecting more...
mjs (3999) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, from Sytembolaget, 20130713) The beer poured almost black. Its head wad medium sized and white. Aroma had hops, citricness and rosted malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. The beer hid its abv very well but the taste was still a bit harsh.
VastActiv (1639) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l, thanks to mjs. Bäst före: 2014-12-31. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Bread, dark chocolate, coffee, hints of salt and roasted malts.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Clear dark red-brown with a creamy beige head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, dark chocolate) and hoppy (citrusy). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, yet smooth. Medium to full body, low carbonated, some alcohol.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, may 11th 2013. Massive dark brown body, big tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla and blackcurrant. Sweet and roasty malt taste, espresso, citrus fruits, bitter chocolate. Long bitter coffee finish, with a spicy taste. Good roastet aftertaste.
Errl (1105) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle...Nose is nice spice, coffee, chocolate, sweet, nutty, cream..Taste is chocolate, sweet, bitterness, brown sugar, coffee..