Hopmaestro (1233) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark caramelly, slight chocolates and dark fruits. Taste is plums, toffee, old peoples candy and a good mix of sweetness and light bitterness.
ansalon (2846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium frothy tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, spices, brown sugar. Taste is quite spicy with herbal notes as well as a roasty chocolate sturdiness. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation.
Enteogenisk (144) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 (660 ml bottle into wine glass.) Pours black with a one finger whiteish brown head. Aroma is rather light but has a resonant licorice note that pleases. Taste is good with that licorice coming through with a freshness from the carbonation. This does however contribute a bit to the thin feel that I usually get from stouts of ABV as low as this. Highly enjoyable though, no argument there :)
Samuel214 (494) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Svart med brunbeiget skum. Mörka fylliga toner av choklad, kaffe, kakdeg, mörkrost och tendens till chark. Stor, fyllig kropp - len och oljig. Sötman något tillbakahållen i smaken, mycket rökig chark, kaffe och kol.
omhper (23313) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Near black with mid sized beige head. Saw dust and caramel up front. Mid sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Mild plum brandy, rich on toffee, notes of coffee and cinnamon. Fairly low bitterness. Rich and harmonious. Really good.
Mad_Ferret (980) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl bottle from SB.
Murky dark redish brown, nice thick tanned head. Pretty dark lookin.
A bit roasted and leathery peppery with a prominent sweet fruitiness of prunes, blueberries and figs with a pinch of licorice and some fruity acidity. Nice.
Medium sweet fruity taste with more plum, apples, dark bread, spice, leather and vague licorice. A bit spicy but fairly balanced.
Medium to full bodied, soft but rich carbonation, slight oily.
Nice beer. Not too sweet and sticky, quite fruity and with a spicy leathery touch. Almost stout like at first. Lots of plum. Feels genuine.
ej (1232) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown looking black in the glass. A medium, dense dark tanned head. Looks nice. Aroma is moderate to light roasty, dried fruits and slightly vinous. Sweet. Taste is also sweet with some roasty elements. Notes of dates and raisins; leather and a hint of salt. Quite nice this one. Creamy on the palate with avg co2 levels. Long light bitter finish.
Taboada (881) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the tap on the 04/03/2016 at the Barcelona Beer Festival. Pours black colour. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits and light smoke. Taste is smooth and with a lot of chocolate. Next one please!
Finn (6269) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra fat på Piccadilly Tap 15 Feb 16. Delt med Rune. Svart. Lavt mokkafarget skum som raskt blir film. Tynn tett lacing. God aroma av mørke plommer. Myk munnfølelse, Smaken tørket frukt. Helhetsinntrykket er lett søt frukt.
Rune (11036) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint, 7.3 % abv, on cask at Piccadilly Tap. Shared with Finn while waiting for a Sheffield train. Shiny naked black surface over a pitch black body. Black malty nose with an inviting mocha twist. Fine balances taste profile of vanilla, mocha, wood and earthy malts. Dry, rounded aftertaste, lightly roasted. Well bodied. Good drinking (Manchester 15.02.2016).