Meilby (8971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBF 2012
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasty, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Ølfestival København 2012. I just found this ones brother, the Bordeaux Barrel one, just about as good as a beer can get, so I have some high hopes for this one as well. It pours a pitch black oily and thick body with a small and sidesticking almost bubbly chocolate head. On the aroma this one is really really dark and black. Heavy roasted with licorice, leather, some salty chocolate tones. Really nice! It has a thick and chewy texture with a soft carbonation level. The flavor does not disappoint in this one. It’s just so faaantastic roasted with wood, burned wood, salty licorice and leather before it ends light dark-fruity. Amazing indeed, and all I can think about now is to go back to the stand and get a new glass of this! 10.05.2012
SirLimpsalot (2556) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
DØEs ölfestival, København 2012: Mycket lätta rostade toner. Ganska tunn vätska - inget speciell men helt ok.
gyllenbock (5666) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ølfestival 2012.
Black with a minimal tan head. Roasted malt, licorice, wood, notes of "red wine" both in the aroma and taste. Also dark chocolate and some coffee. Long aftertaste with warming alcohol. Nice!
Sigmund (5618) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap (2008 vintage) at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2012. Pitch black colour. Very roasty and strong aroma and flavour, notes of coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, dark dried fruits. Solid hops in the finish. Fairly impressive stuff.
olio (7349) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Ølfestival Kobenhavn.
Pours pitck black color with minimal head. Aroma of liquorice, roasted malts, mild ripe fruits, chocolate and some coffee notes. Flavor of dark toasted malts, liquorice, chocolate and coffee. Very dry and malty palate. Excellent.
laiti (6828) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Ølfestival Kobenhavn
Aroma is surprisingly light with licorice and some coffee. Flavour has lots of licorice, some ash and well roasted malt. Also some warming alcohol. Rather dry and intensive.
tiong (4571) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Ølfestival København
Pours pitch black with a tiny bubbly sticky head. Roasty and wooden aroma with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Taste is roasty and bitter with chocolate, wooden vanilla and licorice notes. Finish is sticky and complex. Great, well balanced and tasty imperial stout.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours black. The aroma holds boatloads of tar-ish and coffee-like malt. Roasted and burned with green hops in the background. Quite dry on the nose. The flavour is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of asphalt, dry bitter cocoa, coffee and citric hops. Resinous and roasted aftertaste. The mouthfeel is quite fat, round and light oily with a light carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied.
abemorsten (3086) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampler at CBF 2011-06-28. Pitch black with a creamy, brown film. Dark dried fruits, roasted, coffee nose. Liquorice, dark fruits, roasted tones on sweet, bitter and light acidic flavors. Full body. Oily, smooth and warming with roasted notes lingering in the end.