Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a creamy, brown head. The aroma holds lots of fresh grapefruity hops and salt liquorice up front with undertones of cocoa, coffee, coal, asphalt brown sugar, honey tea, juicy dark bread, raisins, peppery vanilla, grass and a touch of yellow fruits. The deep malt profile and juicy hoppiness makes the nose near perfect. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of nice clean roasted and deep malt alongside resinous, grassy, spice, floral and citric hops. Undertones of brown sugar, dark caramel and liquorice. The mouthfeel is round, clean and smooth with a light tart-ish ending. Soft carbonation. Lingering salty, roasted and earthy/woodsy/grapefruity finish. Medium to full bodied.
humlelala (944) - DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50 cl bottle from Bunker Beer) Pours black with rich, tan head. Aroma is initially of roasted malt which surprisingly is then followed by more hoppy, grassy and piney notes that blend in with an underlying biscuity-licoricy malty note. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation, oily texture and a lingering, bitter and dry finish. Reminds me somewhat of Mikkeller’s Beer Hop Breakfast but with a less electric hop bite. I like how the herbal, fresh hop character complements the complex, roasted character of the malt. Overall a well balanced beer, where the roasted malt never gets acidic and the alcohol is well masked.
Svesse (6036) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 28 Sep 2012) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, cacao and a touch of liquorice. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice and a generous, fresh coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with just a touch of sweetness. Very tasty and well balanced, with alcohol fairly well hidden. Excellent imperial stout!
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at SBWF. Near black, small head. Aroma of grapefruit and licorice. Full bodied with lots of licorice and well rounded mouthfeel. Powerful, yet refined. Salty salmiak finish.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. Black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some salted nuts, mild toffee as well as some slight ashyness. Flavour is roasted malts, honey, some mild liquorice, ripe fruits as well as toffee and some nuttyness. Quite pleasant.
VsXsV (2140) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2012. Opaque black/brown liquid with small tan head. Aroma of coffee, biscuit, ash, chocolate, some grass and licorice. Taste is dry and medium bitter with notes of coffee and biscuit. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
gyllenbock (4385) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2012.
Black with a small tan head. Slightly tart aroma and taste of wood, roasted malt, licorice, chocolate and notes of hops. Rather creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
SBWF 2012. Black, very nice brownish head. Chocolate aroma, hoppy, licorice, milk notes, peat, soot, hay, cocoa, some tar.
Hoppy roasted flavor, hay, licorice, salt, spicy notes, cocoa, dark chocolate. Alcohol is well hidden.
larsniclas (5519) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Black with a beige head.
Barnyard-aroma with roasted, milky maltiness.
Smooth and milky palate.
Roasted with some flowery hoppiness.