Koelschtrinker (9858) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intensiv schokoladiger Antrunk, sehr weich und kaum alkoholisch. Zu starke Karbonisierung, konstant schokoladig. Wenig herb, sehr rund. 11/12/12/11//11
Finn (3756) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet Oslo Vika. Flaskenr. 06657. Delt med Rune under rateseanse i H9 1 Okt 13. Kullsort. Mokkafarget høyt kremaktig skum. Aroma av lakris. Smaken det samme. Syrlig avslutning. Direkte god! KI=3
jde123 (756) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lot’s of snow fell today. Went to a bar with enjoyable company. After a long day on the phone, this was well earned. A nice beer. Tasty.
bgb1991 (91) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of alcohol on the nose. Pours like melted chocolate. Tanned head, darker than most. Roasted malts all the way on the taste, dry bitter finish with a hint of sweetness from the barrel. Fizzier than i expected it to be, not very pleasant in that category. Overall it beats alot of beers but falls short of an amazing aged stout.
OleR (4581) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25 l bottle. A thin brown-shaded lace, upon a coal black body. Initial aroma is quite boozy, offset by a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, wood and well roasted black malts. Hint of earthy and grassy hops. Full body. Smooth, almost succulent in the mouth. Choco/coffee accented malts in the flavor, as well. Also some distinct barrel notes, hint of whisky liqueur, leafy and grassy hops, and tinned fruits. A rock solid IS, but i prefer the original over this 7 days a week.
nilsas (843) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fin duft av Bek, kaffe, lakris og mørk sjokolade. Dyp sort farge. Mye brunt skum som forsvinner raskt. Nydelig smak av lakris, kaffe og mørk sjokolade med en litt skarp ettersmak.
morri (152) - NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Small, creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits and cat pee (yes, really!). Excellent taste, pretty sweet and full. The cognac taste is present in the aftertaste, but I prefer the normal IS.
Rasmus40 (9584) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Black with a big and lasting dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark sugar, alcohol and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. Somewhat high carbonation. 120114
RihardsF (80) - LATVIA - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown head, that is really thick and big and stays for a long time. Intense aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, maybe some oak and whiskey. Taste is awesome, like a kick to the taste buds. Bit spicy, chocolate, some dried fruit flavors. Full bodied beer that also pours in a glass like oil. I would like to have this one again someday.
kraddel (2318) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours very black, extremely big and steady brown head
smell is very bitter , both coffee and oats
much carbo , especialy for this type of beer
taste is bitter , again coffee and oats. not too much barrel character . no wood, no booze ...wouldnt even try to guess what barrel they used ...
ends in a nice , rather sweet , burnt malts taste . maybe some oak - or is that just the idea ?