_angst_ (4556) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Systembolaget. Pours viscous pitch black with a creamy blackish mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell i sweet and earthy with roasted malts, smoked sausage, burnt caramel, sweet soy sauce, charred wood, salty liquorice candy, leather, alcohol, dark roast coffee, resin and bitter chocolate. Taste is sweet, heavy bitter, slightly salty and earthy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, maple syrup, ammonium chloride, burnt wood, burnt caramel, smoked sausage, ash, moist soil, resin, pine needles, alcohol and hot stones. Mouthfeel is oily, creamy, round, slightly sticky sweet, roasted astringent and full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, heavy bitter, slightly salty and earthy with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, maple syrup, moist soil, burnt wood, burnt caramel, ammonium chloride, dried pine needles, resinous wood, alcohol and hints of bitter chocolate. A punch in the face. Really knock out heavy!
zvikar (4449) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Eyal. Pours opaque black with a deep brown head, aroma of tiers, maple, chocolate, coffee, milk, flavor is smoked with coffee, maple, chocolate, glue and milk =, some hops as well, full bodied, great
rarbring (2262) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Burnt, bitter cocoa, sweet, salty, soy sauce. Good with green cheese.
Note: Bottle 500 ml. Reviewed 2013-12-13.
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours dark oily brown-black with thin layer of head. Nose is earthy roast ground coffee and ashy cocoa, notes of boozy sweetness as it warms. Taste is creamy and smooth, rich burnt coffee and cocoa, hints of maple, bitter chocolate, slightly boozy. Finish is bitter roast cocoa and coffee with subtle maple and vanilla. Excellent.
ekstedt (6528) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (bomber) from Systembolaget. Black with small dark beige head. Intensely roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee and some tar. Full bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Deep brown pour with a tiny tan head. Maple oatmeal chocolate cookie nose. Nicely sweet and inviting. More oatmeal chocolate cookie flavors. Light toasty cocoa. Smooth toffee. Just a hint of ash on the finish. Supple, oily body. Straightforward, tasty.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks zvikar. Black, opaque withthin brown ring. Smoky, a little wooden aroma, dry, wood and a little bitter taste, full body, smooth, wooden finish. Quite amazing.
gyllenbock (8003) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget in August 2013.
Pours a nice thick black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some resin. The mouthfeel was unexpectedly soft with dark chocolate, roasted malt and something sweet. The finish was fairly bitter. A nice one.
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black-brown body, medium sized tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, earthy smoke. Full bodied, appropriate carbonation, bold finish.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thin, oily brown head. Aroma is loaded with roast, bittersweet chocolate, over roasted nuts, deep woody notes, earth and a little leathery tannin. Flavor starts off, crazy strong with roast, but a fairly mellow roast that doesn’t come off as too bitter or burnt, despite being super intense, lots of bittersweet chocolate, a little coffee, some burnt sugar, sweet woody notes (can’t really pin it down to maple) sweet potato, sweet tobacco pipe smoke, a decent helping of herbal, pine and citrus hops along with a dark fruit and port wine sort of fruitiness to the finish. Huge, heavy body, creamy and chewy, without being too sticky light, but blanketing carbonation. I really like this beer, really hit the spot in this sub zero weather.