SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Basunen: Trevlig len doft av kaffe och lakrits. Fin balans mot fattonerna. smaken är stor med mycket fat men ändå trevligt rostade toner och fyllig lakrits. Len och harmonisk. Mycket gott
pushkinwow (2568) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 500ml bottle from Tiong. Black with a very thin brown head that almost disappears. Anise, roasted malts, bittersweet, bit of prune. Mild carbonation, full body, bitter at first, then some alcohol and anise burn, nice long burnt ending. Very happy to gotten to try this.
VastActiv (5670) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, 0.4l. Color black, some glimpses of red. Aroma bourbon and vanilla. Flavor with chocolate and vanilla, too much alcohol. In my opinion, worse than casual Plevna Siperia.
jcartamdg (3091) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, so boozy. It's like a smack in the face. Aroma is overpowering and the taste is right there. This is a bit too much, alcohol overpowers anything else there.
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mikkopen (1056) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pitch black colour, thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, chocolate, fruits and hops. The flavour is roasted malty, sweetish with liquorice, oak, chocolate etc. The finish is drier, hoppy, with plenty of hoppy bitterness. One of the best Finnish beers I’ve tasted.
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - FEB 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Daje & Edvard at the Nyco_Fox Buzz sessions
Pours jet black with a thick brown head. Smells of roasted malts, soy sauce, and coffee. Taste is quite malty, good sweetness and coffee and some ashtray. Quite dry and oily feel. Nice and power bitter finish. Very nice finnish imperial stout
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle bought at Alko Arkadia in Helsinki almost a year ago. Deep, motor oily pour revealing a very dark body colour with a rusty tint. Brownish head, some of it remaining and leaving fragile lacing behind. Smells good of velvet dark malts and dark fruity hops. Vanilla oak in flavour successfully joined by earthy, dark malts and dusty hops inserted by degrees of anise. Solid ending of dark, bitter hops. Warming and excellent as a sipper on a dark Saturday eve. Greetings to Hanniku who I had the pleasure of meeting last August in London (Tromsø, 28.01.2012).
Beershine (5221) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Ryan & Felicias, shared by 50BelAir. Is black, scant head. Smells burnt and hot, with some dark fruit, much like an imperial foreign stout. The flavors are nice and lingering long with espresso, sour fruit, and some unfortunate acrid tones, like bitter fruit seeds and burnt wood. Intense and unbalanced, wasn’t vibing but hard to know what a longer visit would have yielded.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!... Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is very deeply roasted, bourbony and quite oaken with nuances of blackstrap molasses, espresso, dark berries and spiced rum. Full-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. The flavor is also deeply roasted and oaken with notes of espresso, burnt cocoa and dark berries. Scorched, bitter finish. Thanks to the always-generous 50belair for sharing this bottle!
50belair (3379) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour with a kaki head. All kinds of chocolate in the nose. Complex and tasty with expresso, dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla, oak, muted booze and deep roasted malt flavors. Impressive....