EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Tanakaya in Tokyo and brought back home. Been about two years or so in the cellar. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee liquor, raisin and dried dark fruit, something a bit tangy fruity, butter chocolate and roasted notes, slight oxidisation, sweet fruit liqueur or sweet wine vinous. Taste is sweet wine vinous, dark chocolate, coffee liquor, slight oxidisation, lots of raisin and sultana, dried fruit. Bit sweet for me. Like a chocolatey desert wine.
Tinco (580) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cellar. Pours black and get some brown bubbles as a head that disappear quick. Aroma: coffee, roasted, rich, dark fruits and raisins, slight boozy note. Taste: nice and sweet, rich mouth full with notes of coffee, sweet raisins and almost a savoury quality, alcohol is well hidden. Amazing brew!
fskogli (1) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Flaske 250ml, Mikkeller & Friends København. Kaffe, sjokolade smak. Perfekt sammensetting av smaker og alkoholprosent.
Beergeek23322 (2532) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
9/14/2011. From bottle. Poured black with a beige head. Boozy aromas with roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee. Thick and bitter with booze showing all the way.
BelgianBeerGal (3256) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle from a trade. This Horizon version surprised me in two ways: it was overly sweet but the 15+ABV was very well hidden. I think if a little age will bury the sweetness and bring more of the coffee forward from the finish, then that would help. Right now its almost one dimensionally sweet.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Sweet tones like syrup, caramel, licorice and brown sugar. Some coffee and vanilla, dried fruits and raspberry.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. Black, no head. Dominant alcohol in the nose. Aroma of molasses, ash, cocoa, milk sugar, coffee, hints of anise. Dense, dry, with medium carbonation. Caramel, herbs in the lasting finish.
Andy_ (799) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed 2008-07-04, thanks anttti.
Totally black beer with little beige head. Aroma has sweet licorice but also glue and cellary moldiness. Flavor is very very sweet with syrupy liquerness, coffee, roastiness and salmiakki. Finish is sweet and long .Mouthfeel is very full and soft. Kind of too sweet and alcoholic and seems like it hasn’t aged perfectly.
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: rubber sticker atop a black cap. Pours to the globe a dark brown opaque ale with a single finger of graham head. This falls in a minute or two to a broken sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Appears medium bodied with slight legs. (4.0)
S: Plenty of cocoa and milk chocolate tones are braided with some anise, dark fruits and hints of spicy yeast and some coffee. Nutmeg and allspice alongside cinnamon muddled in butter. Yum! (4.5)
T: whoa, much sweeter than I had anticipated. The coffee is still here, but the fruits take hold midway through. This is interesting. Some hints of teriyaki. Raspberry? I think Iike it, but feel like it should be served in a port glass as a compliment to a gluten free, dark chocolate cake. As it warms, some leather and tobacco tones. Man, this is rich. (4.5)
M: Medium to viscous. Low to medium carbonation. Finish is mouth-watering and I immediately want another sip, not drink, sip. A little heat from alcohol - guessing ABV is up there (dub digits). (4)
O: I really am enjoying this beer. I wish it was a 6oz pour, I had an hour and a half to drink it, a nice glass of scotch on the rocks and an oily maduro cigar coincide the resonance of this one. I feel like this beer is a gamble for many, but a home run for me. (4.5)
Serving type: bottle
Tide (1904) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with chili, coffee, vanilla, syrup, chocolate and dark fruits. Bittersweet finish with chili, syrup and chocolate. Very curious imperial stout, too sweet though.