Tide (1757) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with coffee, nuts, plum, hops, alcohol and chocolate. Bitter finish with coffee, alcohol and dark fruits. Excellent imperial stout, although it was better few years ago.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by matsciguy. Pours oily black with a thin tan collar. Aroma is roasted malt subtle sweetness and booze is present. Taste is boozy sweetness roasted malt burnt boozy sugar. Palate is full sticky warming sticky. Really nice!
Bacterial (1503) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark thick black pour. Boozy. Malty. Chocolate. Hot, but not a keep your ass warm on a cold night hot. Actually, this would keep you warm on a cold night. Very nice.
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with no head. Aroma is coffee, very boozy, chocolate, soy sauce. Medium bodied, boozy on the palate. Taste is soy sauce, coffee, liquorice, booze. My least favourite of the Dark Horizons
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is dark black with minimal head. Aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate and malts. Taste is similar with a tough of sweet alcohol. Somewhat thin, but very good.
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSG. Very dark pour with a tight white head. Boozy with licorice. Bold beer. Quite sweet. Slick palate. Batch 2, bottle 07891.
fletchfighters (1056) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ML bottle
dark brown color, bordering on black. Thin collar of light brown film. Thick looking and slightly syrupy looking.
Big nose. Oak, licorice, balsamic Vinegar, smoked and roasted malts with a touch of soy sauce. Lots of booze for the age of this.
Taste is oak, licorice, coffee, slight smoke but more roasted malts, touches of soy. Some pine notes still with this. Has aged quite well.
Feel is rich and thick. Lots of booze still. Low carbonation and a big body. Smooth though. I thought a lot like Black Tuesday without the barrel component. Fun to drink but dangerous
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5 l bottle @ larsga (#01687). Brown thin head, pitch black. Vanilla, dark fruits, coffee. Liqorice, toffee, coffee, rasin. Warm. Medium body.
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jookos (2064) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(2/2012) bottle. I remember this being quite oaky. Otherwise yet another nice RIS from nögne. I’m actually surprised at the low score. But, it was during a RIS tasting so I guess I could afford to be picky.
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (50cl). Brewed 2007, consumed 2013. Pitch black colour. Finger-thick dark beige head that reduces to a stable ring. Boozy swirl, no lacing. Impressive, complex semi-sweet aroma of roasted malt, smoked wood, soy sauce, balsamico, coffee, licorice. Full body, flat carbonation. Rich and fairly dry, woody taste with a balsamico-like acidity that grows towards the finish. This is well balanced by a modest sweetness and some saltiness, but it veers just a bit too much in the acidic direction for full marks. Long malty salty-acidic aftertaste.