GMCC2181 (1557) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Pins in PA.. Nose is roasted malts... Sweet chocolate and fruit.. Taste is pretty much close to the nose... Sweet coffee roasted malts, fruity, chocolate notes, with licorice.. Sweet oily body.. Alcohol well hidden.
ngeaney (96) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very sweet, coffee, some chocolate powder (milk chocolate) and some licorice very sweet licorice. Taste is very very sweet, lots of chocolate, coffee and syrup. The sweetness was largely over powering in the beginning but the coffee took over in the end and gave it a slight bitter finish, burnt syrup tones in the middle.
Tasted like a cold cup of coffee with about 10 lumps of sugar dissolved in it.
Foffern (1468) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Has a deep brown to black, cola-like color with a small, light brown head that disappears quickly. Complex aroma where I pick up coffee, ash, leather, black currants, caramel, liqueur, oak, alcohol. The flavor follows up and is quite heavy and sweet with lots of taste. Here’s caramel, liqueur, oak, brown sugar, licorice, some chocolate, and ash and coffee in the aftertaste that lingers. Full-bodied, oily and sticky mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A big dessert of a beer that is both very aromatic and tasteful. Heavy stuff and really complex.
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klar dyp mahognifarget nesten svart øl med en lysebrun ring ved glasveggen. Deilige dufter av røstede kaffibønner, daddel, sjokolade og alkohol. Kraftig søt med kaffi, sjokolade, rosin og søt lakris. Fyldig og fløyelsmyk. En sann nytelse!
0,25 l flaske fra Kvadrat. Batch nr. 372. Brygget 30./06/2008. Best før: 30/06/2015.Har stått jevnt kaldt i kjelleren i mange år.
Lukasmh (716) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours pitch sirupy black with non-exsisting head, very vinous. Aroma is heavy sweet, puddersukker, grapes, port and sherry, oxidised, kailua, coffee, sweet sugar, blackberries, liquor and malt. Taste is super sweet, definitely a sipper, puddersukker, caramel, fudge, sugar, sirup, sherry and port. Very sweet, liquorish, dry coffee, booze, subtle roast adds a tiny balane. Sticky and sweet as f... No balance. Full body.
probstblueribbon (3351) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.25 L bottle from Bieropholie in a nice tin canister, served cool in a tulip glass. Brewed 30/06/2008, BB 30/06/2018.
App.: Deep brown-black with no head at all.
Aroma: Intense molasses, quite sweet, lighter coffee notes, somewhat boozy, darker/blacker notes that border on black peppercorns.
Palate: Medium-full body with sparse, fine, prickly carbonation, syrupy.
Flav.: Moderately intense coffee, quite sweet, fairly fruity, plenty of booze, so sweet, dark chocolate, dessert for sure; intensely sweet with fairly high bitterness (balanced) and a long, inky, boozy, sweet malt and coffee finish.
Would be a great after dinner drink. I had dinner tonight...that counts.
Cuso (6262) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with ClubGonzo, huge thank you. Very dark brown color with minimal beige head. Roasted malt, coffee, whiskey in aroma. Sweet taste with dark malt, coffee, sugar, licorice, chocolate, whiskey. Very tasty.
Gurthnar (3355) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma ashy, coffee, roasted, dark, rich, exquisite. Pitch dark colour. Taste is very sweet, kind of lactose-ish. Very rich malty character, lots of caramel, chocolate, also lots of alcohol. Brilliant beer.
MisoW (2411) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, nearly no beige head. Aroma of vanilla, licqourice, chocolate, coffee, milk. Taste is very sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, licqourice, candy, oak, sherry, warming alcohol. Very nice.
Holmen1 (3739) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra gamle notater i lejligheden0,25 flaske kjøpt på Ølbutikken i Victoriagade og avnydt i Sandbjerggade: så å si helt svart med kort lysebrunt skum. Veldig søt aroma (skulle bare mangle...) av tørkede frukter og alkohol. Dette er kraftkost for viltre krabater med hang til det søte. Dark and handsome.
abstractbeer (239) - NORWAY - JAN 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled in 2008, so well aged. Has been in fridge most of the time since I got it. Alcohol and artificial pear/pistachio in the aroma on first smell, then coffee and something leathery-ish... Then bright, fruity. Notes of milk chocolate. Huh. Very sweet taste, with acidic notes. Very low carbonation. Flavor notes of raisin, coffee, licorice. Thick mouthfeel. Velvety smooth. Coates the mouth. The flavor keeps on giving, changing. Sometimes fruity, sometimes earthy/woody-ish. Roasty coffee-y finish. A whole lot going on here, and it’s hard to describe everything. Heavy stuff! Indeed a dessert in itself.