brnandersen (2239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from 18 cl. bottle. Pitch black with a thin, bubbly tanned head. Roasted aroma with thick, dark malts, oak, vanilla, red grapes, sweet and dark, dried fruits. Taste is bitter/roasted. Full body with an oily texture and a flat carbonation. Lasting dry and roasted finish with a solid impression from the Amarone wine. Excellent blend. Best beer of the evening.
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - black thin pour with tiny head. Aroma and taste is gentle roasted malty, some choc, vineous, slick mouthfeel, nice wooden nuances, lovely.
CloakedDagger (1001) - - JAN 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 18 cl. Pours a murky and opaque black with a beige head. Roasty, oxidized aroma with a tart hint. Rich, fat body, low carbonation, quite some oak and - I think - whisky. Very rich and filling. 170115
FunkyF (216) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska frĺn regeringsgatan. Svart med beige skum. Doft av choklad och röda bär. Smak av kaffe, choklad och vin.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2009 opened in Dec 2014. I’m not familiar with any of the source beers from this blend but it certainly has held up well. Plenty of carbonation (not a gusher though) and a smooth, tasty mixture. I pick up licorice, brown sugar, toffee/caramel. Really fortunate to get this in the EU Secret Santa last year!
Timvim (111) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home 20140828. Black opaque with a small brown head, low-medium carbonation. Aroma of licorice, tobacco, raisins, plums, rum, vanilla, cherries. Taste is plums, raisins, vanilla, figs, burnt tobacco (almost lika a cigar), almonds. Very rich and complex. Very nice, although a little bit too much on the burnt side for me.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10.05.2014, 0,18l bottle @ home:
Small shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, licorice, dark sugar, caramel, dark fruits, oak, grass, coffee, raisins. Taste is slightly sweet, licorice, dark malts, dark fruits, grass, dark sugar, caramel, redwine, raisins, coffee, toffee. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice enough.
yngwie (14630) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 180ml. A dark reddish brown beer, lightly unclear, and with some beige bubbles on top. The aroma has roasted malts, coffee and dried fruits, with some vinous raisin notes. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with a pleasant carbonation level. Pretty vinous flavor too, with chocolate, raisins and some coffee notes. Lasting vinous finish. Pretty lovely this one. 140418
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml @ yngwie
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6158) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Beer4000. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of red wine, raisins, malt, mint and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some chocolate, red wine, caramel, malt, grains and fruitiness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.