portableparty (2248) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
8.5oz. bottle to snifter. Pours oily brown black with a wispy film and soapy khaki head that fades. Aroma is very sweet with dark fruit of plum fig and warming booze. Taste is again very sweet with subtle bitterness and chocolate dark fruit and long lingering booze and coffee flavors. Palate is full and sticky with a syrupy dry warming finish. This is super sweet and warming, but enjoyable in small doses. Good thing my wife is here to help out!
mikeyo1 (486) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. cellared since 2011. Pitch black with almost no head. Roasted and sweet aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark sugar, syrup, chilli, prunes and raisins, hints of blood. Alcohol is quite sharp in aroma but more so in the taste. Medium to big bodied mouth feel, low to medium carbonation. Taste is sharply roasted and cloyingly sweet with overall good and thorough vinousness. notes of espresso, chilli, raisins, prunes, caramel, dark chocolate, dark sugars, malt, licorice. Hints of fanilla. Lingering booziness, candy and syrup, leather, coffee and coffee bitterness.
_angst_ (3840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample @ BAJT. Pours viscous pitch black with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and sugary with roasted malts, toffee, dark roast coffee, green chilli, raisins, prunes, moist soil and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, cloying sweet, roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is heavy sweet and slightly bitter with roasted caramel, toffee, coffee hard candy, chocolate syrup, raisin and prune molasses, moist soil and alcohol. Awfully sweet and not much else. Hard to drink.
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet beer with lots of chocolate, coffee, espresso, roasted grains and dark brown sugars. Quite full bodied with a very oily syrupy texture, lots of sweetness, coffee and some bitter chocolate bitterness. Lots of coffee, toffee and the bitterness at the end is very bitter chocolatey and slightly smoky.
Burnt sugars, vanilla, bourbon, really good beer.
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, from 03.07.08. Pours dark dark brown with no head, small light brown ring, very vinous. Aroma is really sweet and brown sugar, rock candy, sirup, fudge, port wine, grapes, puddersukker, coffee, some yeast. Aroma is super sweet! Gets some balance from burnt sugar and toasty malts. Reminds my of a cold irish coffee! Starts out like Kahlua. Very liquor-like, definitely a sipper, some dry liquorice, slight cinnamon. Medium to full oily body with sweet port wine finish. Slight bitter roasty coffee and some dry toasty malts. Warming alcohol. Slight more cocoa as i warms.
Vestergaard (1141) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2008 thanks to LukasMH! Pours an oily, dark reddish brown with a small, oily head. Aroma has lots of brown sugar, syrup, port wine, booze, roasty malts, toast. Taste is extremely sweet. Lots of sugar, burned and roasty malt notes, coffee, slight rye, sticky sugar sweetness. Bitter finish with a big alcohol burn in the throat. Licorice. A true slow sipper! Very sticky and oily body and a low carbonation. Extremely tasty.
probstblueribbon (3400) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.25 L bottle from Bieropholie in a nice tin canister, served cool in a tulip glass. Brewed 03/07/2008, BB 03/07/2018.
App.: Fairly deep brown-black with no head whatsoever.
Aroma: Sweet and very deep/dark, a little booze, goes deeper/darker than chocolate, coffee or molasses, almost black pepper, an odd bright note with some acidic black coffee, something that makes me think of bbq sauce (maybe smoky? Molasses? Spicy?).
Palate: Medium-full body, nearly still, a little syrupy.
Flav.: Quite a lot of coffee, very sweet, chocolate and molasses, a deep/dark/resinous note, more coffee, plenty of booze (not in a bad way though); sweet with a LOT of booze and a long finish of dark malts and coffee...lots of coffee.
Seems to have held up well.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split outside Mikkeller Viktoriagade, thanks to Craig, 03/05/15.
Pitch black topped with a dirty tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is big dark fruits, spice, raisens, sweet notes, sherry tones, light coca notes.
Taste comprises sweet licks, chocolate dipped raisens, dates, fruit cake, dark chocoalte, charr, molasses, liquorice.
Full bodied, oily feel, warming alcohol in the close.
Solid impy, drinks well for 15%.
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from my cellar after shoveling snow. Pours jet black with with large bubbled head that faded quickly. Nose is earth, funk, leather, smoke, and port wine. Firs sip is HUGHLY sweet with molasses, brown sugar, espresso with sugar, some mild cherry, and roasted barley. Finish is nice like the sip of coffee where the sugar didn’t completely dissolve.
tmrmwel (1432) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, batch 373, enjoyed 6,5 years after bottling, and it’s a story about cellaring success! Pours black, with a minimal creamy mocha head. Aroma is dark roasted malts and notes of port, with tobacco, dark fruits and coffee, as well as notes of burned wood, lactose, cocoa, molasses and liquorice. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with tobacco, muscovado, dark chocolate and oak, as well as raisins, prunes and dark fruits, coffee, vanilla and earthy notes of heather and honey. Beautiful finish with notes of wood, dark fruits and sweet coffee. A sweet bugger for sure, but never even close to cloying or over the top, as the sweetness sublimely blends delicately, and close to perfection, with the dark notes of roasted bitterness.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. $13.99 for a small 8.5oz bottle packed in wrapping paper and a tin. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Murky. Earthy aroma, dark chocolate, and some roast. Heavy mouthfeel. Bam! This is very sweet. Molasses, brown sugar, slight leather. It’s just so sweet that all other flavors are somewhat drowned out. Very smooth velvety mouthfeel.