Svesse (6716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 6 Oct 2012) Dark brown colour, almost black, with brief beige head. Roasted, malty nose with dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, oak wood, vanilla and a touch of peat smoke and juniper berries. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, hints of whisky and a touch of juniper berries. Generous cacao bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Very nice.
oh6gdx (21565) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@SBWF2012. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, mild peated notes, some alcohol and toffee. Flavour is liquorice, alcohol, some mild gingerbready notes, toffee and mild herbal notes. Very pleasant and bodied.
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours black with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet, salty and malty with dark bread, wood, peat, vanilla fudge, moist soil, peat, earthy compost and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter and herbal with roasted malts, wood, acetone, vanilla fudge, burnt cookies, peat, alcohol, rotten fruits, moist green herbs, whisky, earthy compost and moist soil. Mouthfeel is slightly round, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter and herbal with roasted malts, whisky, earth compost, lemon balm and hints of acetone. I’m sorry but I found this pretty revolting...
SaintMatty (5716) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2012) - Black with a tan head. Coffee, liquorice and roasted malt in the aroma. Roasted, rich and chocolatey taste with coffee, roasted malt and plain chocolate standing out.
omhper (20452) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at SBWF. Near black, creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and whisky. Mid sweet with medium-full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Peaty and fruity with marked bitterness. Elegant, even if whisky heavy.
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at SBWF 2012. Very dark amber beer with a small beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, barnyard notes, whisky, vanilla, oak, peat, grass, hay, roasted, smoked. Oaky flavor, barnyard, hay, peat, barnyard, oak, grass, dry, some vanilla.
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SBWF12
Almost black with a tan head.
Spicy in both aroma and flavour; oak, vanilla.
SirLimpsalot (2467) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska @ Akkurat 2012. Småtrevlig doft med balanserade brända toner samt litt rök. Smaken är ganska lätt, tydlig fatkaraktär men annars inget särskillt.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a really dark brown, with a brown head.
Roasted, malty aroma, wood, licorice, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, ashes, mint, tar.
Off-dry, full body, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty taste, quite roasted, licorice, ashes, earth, wood, vanilla, whisky, tannins.
Comes across slightly harsh, still quite complex, but needs more time. Decent, but not "wow". (2012-08-30)
olsvammel (3803) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Akkurat. It poured a pitch black liquid with a brown head. Strong smell with whisky, liqourice, coffee, chocolate, dark malts and celery. Similar taste with a burned bitterness. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Complex and nice IS, however I think it would have improved with a year or two extra in the cellar. Just to get the flavours together.