Nijstrom (100) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250ml bottle. Black colour with a small brown head. Notes of sweet and roasted malts, fruits (plums and raisins), chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Heavy sweetness and moderate bitterness in the flavour and a dry, bitter finish. Full-bodied with a oily texture and very soft carbonation. A bit too sweet for me, but nevertheless very good!
llkc (596) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
meget kafitg gudt af sødme. chokolade og de brandet malte.
smagen er sød og fyldig
brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to the Norwegian contingent. Black pour with very little carbonation, not a shocker. Sweet, very sweet. Licorice, vanilla, cream, and caramel. Brown sugar, roasted malt, and a touch of ash. A touch of coffee. Flavors of fudge, vanilla, brown sugar, cream, and caramel. Some roasted malt, licorice, coffee, and a hint of smoke. Not surprisingly, some booze, too.
MotherBrother (777) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now, Finally it’s my turn to have a go at this.
Pour murky very dark brown, with no head at all.
Aroma is sugary sweet, molasses, vanilla, light burnt sugar slight dark fruits. This thing really does hide the booze well. (It almost feels like a port wine?)
The taste is crazily sweet... As it should be given the name.
Slight thick n’ oily, with a quite flat carb. Since I do have a sweet tooth, this was something I enjoyed...
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: picked this up a while back, pours dark black with zero head, aroma is boozy and sweet, taste is sweet and syrupy, chocoalte flavor and some licorice flavor which works with the boozy finish, definitely dessert, just too sweet for me to really enjoy
reggiedunlop (3397) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black with no head...light sediment. Aroma has boozy roastiness...mild ash and bitter dark chocolate. Flavor is sweet!...raisins, brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit that comes across almost like port...lots going on! Mouthfeel is medium and syrupy with a roasty dakr fruit/molasses finish that warms. This is way too sweet for me...definitely a dessert beer!!
Damico (2787) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky dark brown unclear in color with a very small head that dissipates quickly. The aroma brings a bit of sweet vanilla and earthy wood. The flavor brings very pleasantly sweet roasted malts, the coffee is faded in the background from the forward sweetness. The body is creamy and nice as well.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 years old when sampled. Black with a small diminishing brown head. Powerfull desert like aroma. Cocoa, toffee, coffee, vanilla and dark fruits like dates. Thick sticky palate. Again powerfull sweetness, but its complex and balanced by alchohol, so its not cloying. The complex sweet tastyness follows into the finish. Very good. Think the 5 years made it more balanced than a fresh one would be.
anders37 (18587) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma with hints of dark fruit. Slightly sweetish roasted malty chocolate woody dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and sweetish toffee finish with hints of dark fruit.
laiti (6499) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Batch #372: bottled 30.06.2008, BBE 30.06.2015
Aroma is quite stale and odd with licorice, soy sauce, hints of cocoa and alcohol. Flavour is sweet with licorice, brown sugar, syrupy notes and hints of soy sauce. Nicely warming alcohol in the finish. Very oily palate. Better than I expected.