Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. Dark, spicy chocolate nose, dark malts, burnt wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with rich bread and cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter cocoa finish with light coffee, good roast and some dark fruits. Rich, good.
jolo (921) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl. A dark brown colour with a small off-white head. An aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and fruit. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter.
Kronebryg (1121) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Little nonlasting head. Nose with Lots of chocolate, and a ligthtlicorice, fullbody but surpringsingly not so long. Soft taste with planty of chocko, mocca and dried fruit. Nice but a bit simple.
Ingevara (828) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, like italian coffee. Roasty smooky smell. Tastes of honey and ashes, bitter and sweet, emobying and selective. A versatile stout suitable for slow sipping in front of the fire or as a meal companion. Why not with salmon or lobster?
SpringsLicker (3213) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa blomster for this one!
Pours black with an average tan head.
Roast malt and caramel aroma.
Roast malt flavor. Balanced between bitter and sweet. Not as alcoholic as the Imperial winter porter.
This shows up on the palate more as a dry stout than an imperial.
Theydon_Bois (11123) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12.
Very dark mahogony brown/light black with a thin tan head that clears to a very small edge piece.
Nose is dark chocolate, hops and pine, dark malts.
Taste comprises dark malt, sugars, hops, pine, chocolate, light mineral notes.
Full end of medium bodied with soft carbonation, bitter roasted in the finish.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost totally black, with a brown head.
Complex, roasted aroma, licorice, tar, smoke, ash, coffee, hops, yeast.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Roasted, spicy taste, licorice, chocolate, caramel, grass, hops, mineral, mint.
Really good. (2012-12-31)
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a rich head. Wonderful aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, and hops. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and hops. Bitter finish. Great beer!
mR_fr0g (4520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso’s tasting 30/12/12. Dark black caramel. viscous with some legs. Earthy and roast aromas. Huge bold roast coffee. Lingereing bitter roast. Velvety palete.
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour is dark brown, almost black, with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, some vanilla. Flavour is slightly sweet, roasted, chocolate, coffee, hops. Alcohol is very well hidden in the flavour.