DanielBrown (4143) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2012 Pours with hardly any head. In fact no fizz at all and a slightly flat mouthfeel. Rich berry notes initially, then fruitcake and dusty dark choc. Banana notes follow and a milky feeling in and around the finish. Very smooth. Very easy to drink. ABV doesn’t show. Very impressive.
stouby (4107) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Bjergtrolden. Clear redbrown with a brown head. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, licorice). Flavor medium sweet and bitter , smooth. Medium to full body.
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Marduk (4059) - Reval, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle. Pitch black color. Tiny to almost no head. Earthy, raisins, plums in aroma. Roast, malty, grapefruit in taste. Everything is so balanced and mellow. Excellent beer.
Beersiveknown (4009) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home Boxing Day 2011 (2010 release)
Dark brown beer with slight creme head formation. Rich fruitcake and molasses, fairly dry and astringent malt, low carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, brown pour, tan head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel plus nutty, coffee
VastActiv (3992) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Colour is black with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Bread, grain, some sweetness, fruits, plums and malts.
Arve_Christian (3963) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle at Håndverkerstuene.
Black color, some foam.
Aromas of coffee, licorice, lots of dried fruit & malt.
Quite noticeable yeast influence.medium/full body & high complexity.
Immediate sweetness, some bitterness.
Enjoyable, but to sweet for my taste
Vaiz (3867) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting @ ABCBeers. Black to brown pour. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel malts, brown sugar and licorice. Flavor is bitter, roasty and licorice. Slightly thin body and a bit off balance, but still well drinkable.
JohnRMurdoch (3845) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
660ml bottle shared with mr_h. Very dark brown, no head. Sweet treacle aroma. Toasted treacle malt flavour. Big bitter sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a weak beige head. The aroma is malt, caramel, alcohol, slate, roasted and chocolate. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness and a low level of carbonation. Overall a good beer.