Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Pours a very dark brown-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and dark fruits. Full-bodied and smooth with a moderately boozy character and flavors of dark chocolate, hops and earthy malt. The finish is oaky with a licorice and malt aftertaste. Very good overall.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has a nice boozy/raisin sweet scent. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate and coffee roast.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage split three ways. Served in a FW tulip.
A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown edges. A light tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. No real lace, just some small splotches.
S: Dark fruity port with some oak. Light roasted coffee bean and some toasted malts. Minimal chocolate.
T: The oak has a much bigger presence than in the nose and the port quickly follows suit. Dark chocolate and roasted wiht some caramelize sugar and raisins.
M: Silky and oily, but a touch thin for a 12% RIS. Medium carbonation as well.
O: This was a nice beer, but definitely not worth everything it commands. I’m glad I got to share this guy and find out what all the fuss is about, but I certainly wont be looking to acquire it again in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-21-2012
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at denver rare beer tasting 2012. Pours very dark black, coffee tan bubbly head. Smokey roasted malts on the nose. Warming. Bitter but smooth. Nicely hoped.
Steve_0 (1926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. Appearance is almost pitch black with a dark brown head and great lacing. Wood, cocoa, dark fruits, sour raspberries, anise, and tannin in the aroma. Taste is much roastier than the aroma; espresso, sour fruits, dark chocolate, and oak with a somewhat tangy/tart finish. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Very belgian-esque stout and a real treat to try.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650ml vintage 2010 @ ClubGonzo
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, caramel, salt, soya and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long salty, fruity, licorice, coffee and slightly dry finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
hallinghansen (1684) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting 2010 edition. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol. Flavor is licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal. I did expect a bit more from this lady.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Odense September Tasting, 2012. 2010 Edition. Thanks to Pundarquartis for sharing. Pours black with a small beige head. Nose is roast, liquorice and chocolate. Charcoal notes. Almost a bit of soy. Smooth, dry and delicious.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours jet black with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, tobacco and coffee. Taste follows brining the port barrels forward. chewy yet smooth. great beer
fletchfighters (921) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 Bomber into a tulip
Black with touches of ruby and a light brown head. Thin head though.
Nose is of Oak, port, salted licorice, dark bitter chocolate and red wine. Nose got very big, bold, and sweet once it opened up.
Lots of sweet and bitter chocolate in the taste. Kept coming in waves. Salted licorice, port, red wine, candied soy sauce, prunes, oak and more chocolate.
Slick and sweet feel. Got very vinous and more and more oppressive sweet as drank on. Heavy and sweet with low carbonation.
Can see how this is such a polarizing beer. Have had better off the shelf RIS than this but still a very good beer. Hard to finish at the end due to overbearing sweet and soy sauce character.