nimsk (9) - SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and opaque, minimal head. Quite a fruity nose, with raisins, Xmas pudding. Really rich in flavour, viscous. Intense flavour, with some initial vanilla and fruitcake sweetness, durable bitter aftertaste. Complex and well worth the effort!
pepsican (1440) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Near black with no head. Oxidation and cardboard all up in the nose. Heavy booze, abrasive oak. Sweet, almost zero carbonation, flat and dead. Pretty gross.
weark (282) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orges - Black color with a fast disappearing beige head, good lacing - Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruits, nuts, whisky, woody, hints of coffee and licorice - Flavor is more roasted malt, nutty, licorice, earthy hints of coffee - Full body, dry, light carbonation, medium bitterness, dry roasted malt and whisky finish - good and very complex but the finish is too dry
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Horse and Hound in Jönköping. Sweet smell of caramell and roasted sugar. Similar taste. Very nice!
PeatyPete (360) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330 ml Gyle No. 701. Pours from the bottle into the glass like a thick syrup. Dark black beer with beige instantly disappearing head. Overwelming aroma of vanilla, ripe dark fruit, caramel and coffee. Taste is sweet with in between various other flavors. Dark chocolate, liquorice, woody, roasted breads and ripe plums. Almost no carbonization but a wonderful thick body.
RhetoricalAns (196) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lovely black pour with a thin fizzy tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, whiskey. Flavour is much the same, some dark fruit. overall a sweet malt experience, smooth body.
BeerAcademyRO (2) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great experience together with beer friends: this beer surprised us all and discover good atmosphere all around.
Scottishchris (165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from the hive. Gyle 701. Black very little bubbly head. Wood coffee and chocolate on the nose. Slightly sticky sugary thick body. Whisky and alcohol prevails, not particularly subtle. Not a classic for me.
MichaelAwesome (3601) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wundervoll dick mit beerigen Anklängen und hoher Trinkbarkeit. 10 Prozent sind kaum zu merken, unterstützen aber die dick fruchtigen Aromen und wirken teilweise wie Sirup. Klasse.
McTapps (3607) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with BenH - many, many thanks Ben! The beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with steady head and smooth body. Aroma of plums, oak and barley. Taste of intense barley, dark berries, oak, roast, woods, plums, prunes, dark grains and rum. Light roasty hints. Easy and smooth drinkable, really nice brew. Enjoyed it.