mile (3427) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and roasted malt, light licorice and coffee. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light roasted malt, light licorice and coffee. Finish is average to long, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, faint licorice and light hoppyness. Caramel sweetish IP with roastiness makes the finish bit drier. Way too sweet for me.
BelgianBeerGal (3384) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belmont bottle of unknown age since I found it hiding in a box. This is a really great, strong porter with tons of coffee and chocolate that finishes with a spicy rye bite. Well done.
Eructoblaster (3362) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 500ml at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal, QC). Opaque black body with a thin beige foamy head. Robust malty/hoppy aroma with woody, licorice, chocolate, and spicy hints. Taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries oaky, yeasty, vanilla, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Fantastic!
GRM (3305) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 0,5 1, best before 22/03.16, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 17 2013; eye: black, opaque, nice dark brown head, nice lacing; nose: roasted barley, dark coffee, dark chocolate, hops, spices; mouth: roasted barley, dark coffee, dark chocolate, hops, astringency, spices, acidity, dry finale in roasted barley with presence of pleasant acridness, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, creamy and lightly harsh texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 0,5 1, meilleure avant22/03.16, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 17 avril 2013; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun foncé, bonne dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café noir, chocolat noir, houblon, épices; bouche : orge torréfiée, café noir, chocolat noir, houblon, astringence, épices, acidité, finale sèche en orge torréfiée avec présence d’âcreté plaisante, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, texture crémeuse et légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien bon
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.5 L bottle from Bieropholie, served cool in a tulip glass, 22/03.16. Deep brown black with a decent mocha head. Lots of deep molasses and licorice, lightly peppery some grape jelly spicy, heavy, rich, a little alcohol, inky and very big. Medium-full body, relaxed effervescence, very creamy. Tons of big, black, inky molars, licorice, huge stuff, lightly peppery with decent leafy hops, so big and malty; sweet with pretty good bitterness and a long, very deep, dark finish. Wow, this is work!
Habanero (3256) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a large , beige head, that leaves a good lacing on the glass. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and licorice. Sweet flavor with a more dry and bitter. Full bodied, creamy texture and soft CO2. An excellent brew. ★★★★
Alengrin (3228) - BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Collaboration between Nögne Ö and Terrapin, with a dense and regularly structured, creamy, yellow beige head and ink black colour, totally opaque at first, but revealing itself to actually be a hazy dark burgundy in the last drops. Pleasant sweet, spicy and malty aroma of warm chocolate sauce with cognac, gingerbread, dried banana, black pepper, rye bread, dried banana, kahlua, pipe tobacco, shortbread, toast, raisins, candied figs, hints of vanilla, red wine, dried grapefruit peel, liquorice, brambleberries, coffee beans, pine needles (i.e. American hops almost like in a black IPA but much more subtle) - something new seems to pop up every time I take a sniff. Tangy onset of condensed candied fruits, dates, raisins, with only a ’narrow’ trail of sweetness, paired with a deep rye sourishness and spiciness, soft carbo with a very creamy, velvety, thick body, flowing into the throat like fresh cream; a liquorice-like flavour plays somewhere in the middle, over a deep, thickly layered malt backbone, caramelly in the most noble sense of the word, nutty, bitter chocolatey and lightly coffeeish in the end, with just a dash of bittering espresso on the back of the tongue, further reinforced with peppery, piney, dried citrus peel hop bitterness, lingering fruitiness and warming, brandy-like alcohol; the overall impression is very malty but deeply, softly spicy as well (likely the rye effect mixing with the hops), with a perfect balance between sweet and bitter. Smooth, clean, pleasantly warming and technically perfect imperial porter. I am not yet familiar with Terrapin’s beers, but the Nögne Ö quality stamp is unmistakably there.
MrHangover (3214) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a very dark brown beer with a small brown head on top. Aroma is grainy, rye and has some licorice. Flavor is very sweet with a big grainy base in it. The sweetness is backed up by a big bitter flavor in the back. Balance is very good in this beer, yet it’s missing a few components to be a great beer. Still quite good.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, deep black color, with a thick tan bubbly head, with a chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate syrup nose, with some faint chocolate chip cookie dough, café latte, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malt notes, and some burnt dark dried fruit, burnt date squares, black coffee, light molasses accents in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, mint chocolate, chocolate cake, fudgy, chocolate praline, brownie, molasses, black coffee, burnt bran muffin character, with a good roasted, chocolate, black, toasted caramel, spicy rye malty cereal, chocolate pudding flavour, and a burnt toast, flowery leafy, grassy, piney hoppy undertone, leading towards a warming, smooth bitter chocolate, burnt fruitcake, molasses, fudgy, chocolate syrup, coffeeish, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
abemorsten (3195) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l bottle rated at home. Pours a clear near black mahogany body covered by a small dense brown head that leaves beautiful laces on the glass. Inviting coffee, raisin and dark chokolate on the nose, quite boozy too bringing thoughts of cognac to mind. Coffee and sweet liquorice explodes and rides the full bodied and alco warm mouth feel right through to the end that lasts and lasts. Lovely roasted notes and a pleasant bitterness. Well balanced and smooth to drink. Rich and complex. A true delight.