gEUS (1356) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bootle at home - 2008 vintage. Pours black with a small dark beige head. Aroma or cold coffee, fresh roasted beans, cold meat, metal, dark forest fruits (especially elderberry). Light body with a slight sourness, nice slight bitter finish. Taste is roasted malts, dark berries, chocolate malts. Aged beatifully (5 years since bottling).
Japalo (1368) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Exp. 2008. Black no head. Roasted malt licorice. Fine dry balanced taste. Faint tartness in the finish. Heavy body. Well kept brew for age. Miss the carbonation.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, without fried liver. rich jet black with a steady light brown head; aroma of creme caramel, asphalt and brownies; rich mouthfeel, plenty of roasted flavours but with rasping, grassy hop character and loads of bitterness; all that richness made it seem much stronger than 6%
Koelschtrinker (12031) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malzig-milder Antrunk, etwas kaffeeartig. Im Mittelteil wird das Bier süßer, eine bittere Andeutung wird übergangen, stattdessen bleibt das Bier eher mild, auch der Würzteil findet auf eher ruhigem Areal statt. Das Malz wird währendessen röstiger, der im Antrunk noch so milde Ton ist zu einem stattlich starken Aroma geworden, eine angenehme Wendung. Würziger, sehr süßer Abgang. Danke an DerDoppelbock hierfür! 13/11/11/12/9/11
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Swing top bottle. Lot 151. Best before 01012008. Nnudds stout/porter tasting. Thanks a bunch Nnudd! Black colour, medium light brownish head. Quite roasty maltoiness in the aroma with chocolate. Very good mouthfeel. Roasty maltiness in the flavour with chocolate and some smoke. Quite dry roasty finish.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Vignoble, Aarhus
Very balanced with sweetness to the roasted malts - lots of chocolate. Hops are good
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Deep, black body. Lightly brown, small head. Aroma of malts (coffee, chocolate), molasses, hints of liquor, ... Quite nice aroma, not to 1 dimensional for a stout. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Heavily bitter finish, quite hoppy. Strange the aroma isn’t hoppy, but the finish is full of hops (Cascade, German hops). Off course there are also a lot of malts in the flavour. Anyway I would say this is a Stouty IPA. The balance is not totally ok and complexity lacks a bit, but still it is quite ok.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bliss, black and beautiful. Hefty aroma of roasted malts, hops, smoke, chocolate and cocoa makes way to a balanced creamy, almost oily palate. Finally the taste is so harmonic, being both sweet with notes liquorice, cocoa, dried fruits and chocolate and at the same time bitter like coffee and american hops.
gunnfryd (11960) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head.. Aroma is smoked, roasted, coffee. Flavour is smoked, roasted, coffee, chocolate, hop, sweet. Very nice beer.
yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. What a beauty to look at. It pours oily and black, with a dense, tan head that’s lasting. I prefer my girls quite pale, but my stouts should be as black as this one, yummy! The aroma is slightly dusty, but mostly roasted and burnt with a nice touch of licorice and chocolate. Some hops in there too. Lovely sweet, yet roasted and dry flavor with licorice, some tar, bitterness, a little coffee, and I think there’s some dried fruits as well. Oily in the mouth, maybe a bit thin, but then it’s only 6% ABV. BTW, it’s not thin, only not as thick and chewy as I expected. It finishes with a lasting, coffee-bitter flavor. Gimme more! (071123)