tmrmwel (1693) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 7 years old. Pours pitch black with an airy brownish head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, cocoa and dark chocolate, as well as vanilla and leather. Medium body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet burned malts, with cocoa, dark chocolate and muscovado, and a dark earthy finish.
IPAgutten79 (902) - Skui, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Mørk med lavt skum. Aromaen er mørk malt, whiskey og noe sjokolade. Smaken er søt, med lakris og sjokolade. Denne har en klar smak av alkohol. Medium konsistens.
Jyrsa (460) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with hints of red. Small head. Nose is port with some smoke. Mouth is rather alcohol-filled with chocolate and charcoal. After taste is mostly alcohol. Somewhat too old.
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Black pour with very little head. Sweet chocolate, some licorice, touch of alcohol aromas. Very sweet flavor, spice, caramel, dark malts and that warmth from 16%.
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. #02263. Colour is black with very small brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, licorice, hints of salt, some dark chocolate and roasted malts. Elements of red wine, nice soft little bit of oily palate, absolutely massive, beautiful monster, can’t find any marks of aging. Wonderful experience. Some burning in throat and my face is warming, 0.5l of this is pleasant challenge.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the brewery, 14.06.14.
Black with a neat dark brown/grey head.
Taste is dry - not much sugar left. Coffee, the darkest of chocolate and licorice. Really good, despite it’s age. No oxidation.
wchesser (1860) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Last bottle left from my IP Helsinki trade with tiong. About 7 years old now! Deep dark black, but not as viscous as I expected. Cola and soy jumping out of the glass from the table. More soy on the nose, some dark malts. Flavors of licorice prominent, with some dark berries and dark dried tree fruit, soy, high grade cocoa dark chocolate. Dry. Terrific imperial stout in the Scandinavian style.
Maltmisjonen (29) - - APR 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
There are big dark beers, and then there are BIG DARK beers. While DH1 has a sweetness and depth that I have never tatsed anywhere else, DH2 has a fantastic complexity and dangerous drinkability.
BelgianBeerGal (3716) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Traded bottle into a snifter. Pours like motor oil with a thin brown head. The aroma is dark fruit and rum-like booziness. Flavor is like a cross between red wine and a coffee stout. Big beer: a little goes a long way. The alcohol masks a lot of the other flavors unfortunately.
Andy_ (1033) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 Brewed 2007-11-05. Thanks anttti!
Totally black beer with a brown head disappearing quite quickly. Aroma has chocolaty and liquery sweetness with roastiness. Flavor is sweet with licoricy, salmiakki, roasted malts and some alcohol. Has a long smooth finish with little bitterness. Very full wine like palate. Actually the whole drinking experience is very red wine like. Slight alcohol when warmed up. Well aged beer, totally enjoyable.