sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours an opaque black. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas of coffee and band aid. Also some hints of smoke. Medium to full bodied.
SpringsLicker (3169) - 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.
VastActiv (3060) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.5l, thanks to mjs. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, licorice, hoppiness and roasted malts.
jesperhammer (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25-JAN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting, @Yespr.
Dark, dark brown with light brown head.
Roasted, dry aroma. Taste is roast and hops.
Finish smooth roasted and hoppy bitter.
Medium body, below average carbonation. OK.
_angst_ (3036) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. 2012 vintage. Pours black with a creamy and frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, grass, moist soil, salty liquorice candy, caramel, burnt cookies and alcohol. Taste is heavy bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark bread, burnt caramel, grass, pine, resinous wood, salty liquorice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is velvety, round, slightly astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, grapefruit rinds, grass, pine, resinous wood, coffee, salty liquorice and alcohol. An imperial BIPA? Whatever it is it’s good.
Marsiblursi (3028) - 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.
Holmen1 (2763) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske delt med Ovesen ombord på Fridtjofen des-14: svart med kort beige, stoeboblet skum. Flott aroma av mørke malter, nybrent kaffe og noe kvae. Stor, kompleks og intens smak med lang og god ettersmak. Et snev av mørk sødme kler den kraftige kroppen godt. Nydelig balansert bitterhet. Tørr slik en god stout skal være.
pilsnerrogge (2533) - 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!
VsXsV (2449) - 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.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30.11.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, roasted grain, dark malts, coffee, burnt caramel, puffed rice, ashtray, hops, rubber, hay, grass. Taste is sour-ish burnt, ashtray, burnt coffee, burnt caramel, burnt grain, minerals, sour coffee, hops, pine needles, grass. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh burnt mouthfeel. Fair enough, but not my cup of tea.