Palme (2911) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0.33l bottle @ RBNG 2014. Last beer of the night perhaps? As good as black in the glass this one. No head to write home about Smells quite nice. Thick roasted and punchy super dark aromas. *I get leather, licorice, burned malts, dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Lots of woody things in the taste also. Quite sweet, almost cloying at points. Lots of burned sugars. Bitter burned sugar and as deep roasted as they get really. Really warming and boozy also. Sticky chewy in the mouth and it has a soft prickling carbonation level. I can feel this just digging holes through my teeth while sipping. Loaded with flavor, but not as I remember the bourbon variant. 15.02.2014
NatKadaw (77) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No carbonation at all. Bottle filled almost entirely to the cap. Roasty vanilla cream, smooth and alcohol burn. Pleasant but not worth the price tag. Wouldn’t really call this a marshmallow - forward beer
Cunningham (3908) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick oily body with almost no head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium to full body. Tad sweet and a mild bitterness. Low carbonation. Mild roasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavor.
[Bottle at Grand Tasting RBNG14 – Halden]
anders37 (15273) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with weak hints of vanilla. Roasted malty sweetish chocolate and vanilla flavor with bitter hints. Has a roasted malty sweetish chocolate bitter finish.
visionthing (2293) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a shared 33cl bottle at RBNG-14. Pours close to black with a minimal head. Aroma of dark malts, lots of caramel, some chocolate and hints of coffee. A bit too sweet, but quite decent stuff.
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
abemorsten (2412) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of gunnfryd. Black headless body. Roasted notes and booze on the nose. Flat and oily. Full bodied. Pungent malty with notes of well done toast.
madsberg (9529) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma. Roast, sweetness, cocoa, vanilla, caramel. Flavour. Sweetness, roast, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa. Medium to full bodied. ends roasted bitter and full of sweetness and spice.
gunnar (4718) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours pitch black, no head. Aroma is deep malty, raisins, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is strong dark malty, red ripe fruits, liquorice, dark bitter chocolate, weak roasty coffee, full bodied, flat carbonated, fat mouthfeel, a pleasure to drink.
Lilja (1309) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kraftfull smak och doft av choklad, portvin, russin, vanilj, torkad frukt, soja, sirap, karamell med aningar av laktris och rotade toner. Stor sötma som balanseras upp av bitter chokladbeska och alkohol. Oljig, kraftfull, fruktig med fin beska av choklad och peppartoner.
CloakedDagger (375) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an opaque black with hardly any head. Rich, sweet roast and evident alcohol. Rich body, hardly any carbonation, sweet vanilla and rich roast with quite some alcohol in the finish. 220214