lizardgr (6) - Athens,Greece, - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ George&Dragon(Barcelona)
Body is black,medium,with long lasting beige/yellowish head.Aroma of chocolate,roasted malt.Taste milk chocolate,roasted malt.Silky feeling at mouth.Great one.
Hopped_Silly (343) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From memory.. Room temp.. Dark brown pour.. Big head and highly carbonated at first, which then settles to thin head and ok carb.. Medium body.. Malt driven.. Savory.. Smokey herbs.. Rum raisin.. Coffee.. Dark chocolate.. Lingering finish of dark chocolate, herbs, dark fruit and bitter coffee. I think this would be good with a hearty meal.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
bjerkeaa (51) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, with a healthy tan/brown head. Dissipates rather fast. Bitter chocolate, anis and coffee aroma. Taste of spices and roasted coffee. Very lively yeast. Nice lingering coffee bitterness.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle purchased at The Craft Beer Outlet in Philly on June 20, 2013. Very dark brown, medium head. Spicy aroma of raisins and licorice, a little nutmeg. A nice sweet taste that is not very intense, with notes of small sour fruit, juicy after taste!
Beerhammaren (746) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.5l bottle @ Harry’s
Pours almost black with medium to high brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, gingerbread + spices, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is sweetish. Roasted malts, dark caramel, hops, spices, dark chocolate and black coffee, alcohol. Some smoke. Swell!
HULK777 (206) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cacao, coffee, red berries, and blue cheese aroma. Cacao and lemon taste. Hints of metal. Long, bitter aftertaste of cacao.
hobsch (227) - Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l at Vini Mundo Nice. Pours deep dark brown with beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, caramel, rum, bitter chocolate, plums, slight sourness. Alcohol is present in the aftertaste. Full bodied, oily. Pretty heavy beer, complex, one to drink in front of a log fire.
suurjuust (734) - ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown, big brown head. Aroma is big on roasty malts, chocolate, smoky tones, hops, vanilla, spice, caramel. Taste is heavy sweetness, some grainy sour notes. Finish is oily, boozy, warm, roasty, smoky with vanilla notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun farve med mør beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe og krydder. Smak av malt, kaffe og krydder. On tap at Cardinal.
thirstyrabbit (849) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown body, tall beige head. Aroma has burnt caramel, dried berries and some American hops. Taste has the same but it’s all veiled with overbearing roast. Finish has burnt gingerbread. Too roasty and therefore somewhat hard to enjoy. Might shine when paired with some very sweet cake?
NORSAND (9) - - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9,5 year old (Brewed 27 July 2004)
Colour: Dark brown. Some carbonation.
Nose / aroma: A bit muted immediately after opening but opens up after some aeration. Caramel & Munchner malt, chocolate, some hops. Typical bottle (beer) maturation aroma (not a big compliment).
Taste: Medium body, quite refreshing and balanced, coffee, some dark chocolate. Quite long aftertaste.
After 9,5 years quite mature but impressive freshness and balance.