esox (862) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Almost black, minimal tan head. Intense cold coffee aroma, dark chocolate, salty tarness, woody sherry notes, and dark ripes. And a good punch of rum-like alcohol. Very sweet, slightly milk sugary, herbal/resiny bitter finish. It seems to have complexity, but sugar masks almost everything. Full, sugary body, low carbonation, slightly sticky and alcoholic.
Dazz3 (1251) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at UCTS testing. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells soy and roasted malt. Tastes very sweet caramel malt and alcohol.
tkrjukoff (3362) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ rlgk’s tasting. Pours pitch black with a very small tanned diminishing head. Aroma is sweet old cold coffee roasted chocolate malty alcohol. Flavor is as aroma boozy, way too sweet and ... Sorry, not my cup of tea.
larsniclas (4999) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at USSkovde
Pitch black. No head.
Coffee-beans in the aroma.
Extremely sweet flavour. Brown sugar. Way to sweet.
rlgk (7474) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at USA comes to Skövde. Black beer with a small beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, brown sugar, peat, chocolate, caramel, figs, raisins. Very sweet flavor, brown sugar, raisins, figs, sugary, too sweet.
BMMillsy (688) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark black. Aroma of wet dog and booze. This one comes on hot! Very warming on the palate with some burnt chocolate and misty booze. This was okay, but a bit much for me even though I tend to enjoy string beers.
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Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer looks and smells FANTASTIC but where it falls short is the cloyingly sweet finish that is very hard to stomache. Aroma is sweet coffee almost like a desert liquor. Taste is abrasively boozy and sweet making me want to chase it with a Pale ale or something.
Ernesto987 (2378) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty good, tasted like coffee flavor shots, just like if i were to pump it right into my mouth, very sweet and boozy
olio (4094) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012
25 cl bottle.
There is still quite strong salmiac aroma, some intense honey and syrup notes as well. Very sweet sugary and syrupy flavor and caramel on the finish. Seems (with no surprise) that two years isn’t nearly enough to smoothen the overly sweet tones. The alcohol stays fairly well hidden though. I’ll get back to this again after a few years.
25 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100921.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of liquorice, some salmiac notes, sweet chocolate, dark toasted malts and caramel. Flavor of sweet caramel malts, dark chocolate, coffee notes, tar, liquorice, salmiac and some peat. Very oily and thick texture, too sweet so fresh, have to cellar this for some years.
TyggaBrown (256) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Too much coffee and licorice, tastes and smells more like a liquor-ish drink. NOT my style of beer. Sorry.