Nuffield (4084) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So rich! with hints of smoke. Thick, coffee-influenced drinking. It ends too bitter, to my taste, but a very good beer nonetheless. Bottle shared at RBSG 2009 grand tasting.
bu11zeye (12767) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle, labeled Seven Niepoort) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, port, caramel, roastiness, wood, and some chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, port, caramel, dark fruit, and subtle wood.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Seven Niepoort Barrel
Date: July 11, 2009
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: dark brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a light caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of fruityness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBSG 2009, thanks to yespr, thick rich, chocolatey, tasty, great combo of port barrel and an impy stout.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the RBSG09 grand tasting thanks to yespr. Black with a tan head. Vanilla and chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate flavor with nice port and wood nuances, finishing a little bit hoppy. Damn, the port barrel just perfectly compliments this. A standout in a tasting of several (at least my me) amazing stouts.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap@Københavnske Øldage 2009. As black as it gets with a thick, dark choco head on top. Strong tar-ish malt aroma. Coffe, bitter chocolate and licorice, alcohol and wood. A fat malt body is coating the palate. Quite sweet with coffee, chocolate and heavy roastedness. Alcohol is noticable, notes of dark dried fruits and vanilla. Stong, kind of edgy bitterness in the backbone. Chewy mouthfeel. Alcohol heath, hard roasted malts and sharp bitterness in the finish.
yngwie (16537) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a black body with a dark brown tint and a minimal sized tan head. Chocolate, coffee, oak, notes of burnt malt, vanilla and alcohol in the aroma. Sweet flavor with alcohol, lots of coffee and chocolate, vanilla, burnt malts and bitterness. Warming, full-bodied and sweet. The initial flavor lasts a long while, and the alcohol gets more pronounced towards the very end. The unbarreled edition isn’t as warming as this one, think I prefer that one. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.7. 090516
Bottle. It’s black in the glass, topped by a finger-thick, tan head. The aroma is slighlty vinous, with coffee, beef-stock and alcohol. It’s quite sweet on the palate, roasted and coffee-ish, with alcohol and some chocolate. Full-bodied and warming, but not pushing. A really lovely beer, one that I would love to re-visit. 110513
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Black body with a very creamy beige head; Very fruity nose lots of it from the barrel ad tons of roast that is way better fitting the the non-barrel version; Very soft textured and carbonated body, bittersweet with a very warm alcohol bite; Long finish with tons of roasted burn, the port aromas are at first to apparent but melds fine together in late in the very long finish. Very fine beers, but I actually like the straight version better.
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ København Ølfestival 2009. Aroma has chocolate, roast,, woodchips, port fruitiness and some vanilla. Opaque, black coloured beer with a brown, bit fluorescent head. The taste is sweet with a lot of (roasted) malts with chocolate, oak some fruitiness, some vanilla and some wine. Lingering maltiness of dark chocolate malts. Perfect balance and complexity. WOW! Best beer at the festival!
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Copenhagen beer festival. Poured black with a brown head. Smoked and roasted malt notes. Flavor has chocolate notes as well as some smoked notes and roasted malts.