SlovakSniper (4900) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Petite bouteille qui renferme un liquide assez visqueux. La mousse brune génère une dentelle qui n’est pas piquée des vers. Les arômes de bois imbibé de potion magique rouge (raisins + petites baies + cerises) se fondent admirablement bien aux parfums de chocolat et de café propulsés par les malts. Les saveurs de chocolat fourré aux cerises et aux framboises et de vin rouge et de malts rôtis et de chêne sont ravissantes. Le corps vineux/liquoreux/soyeux montre un jeu modéré à faible des bulles. La finale est très longue, complexe et fantastique. Dé-li-cieux.
ineedbeer (1699) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is nice with some red wine and oak. Moderately strong chocolate notes with some lighter roast. Fruit from the red wine includes raisins, plums and figs. Hints of cherry and berry. A bit of a truffle character to it. Pours pitch black with a fairly large, moderately thick, dark mocha head that exhibits great retention as it slowly falls into itself. Light lacing and moderate legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with quite a bit of chocolate, both milk and dark, but mostly dark chocolate. Medium bitterness. Some red wine notes and oak, but lots of fruit from the red wine. Berries, cherries and raisin with some lighter plum notes. Some light alcohol spice. Flavor is very truffle Kirk with lingering dark chocolate, berries and hints of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty nice red wine stout. Lots of fruit character with a nice, strong chocolate character. Light roast and oak notes add complexity. Alcohol is hidden fairly well.
Palme (3935) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.355l bottle. Looks amazing this. A jet pitch oily black pour, straight in the glass with a tall and really hefty sidesticking and dotting brown head on the top. Smells wonderful also. Not too anything. Balanced, yet quite complex with lots of small thing going on. There’s this both sweet and salty licorice/muscovado dark sugary thing that I really like, soft chocolate, a mild but still hard roasted touch. I totally get the barrels here. It’s mildly whisky smoked a woody also. Reminds me much more of whisky barrels than red wine ones. All in all, it has a lovely aroma this. Oh, the red wine comes much MUCH more to its right in the taste! It has a good oily texture in the mouth and it’s soft and almost growing on the carbonation. It has this strange tone of salty lingon berries and woody cherries, almost berry tart-infused with a subtle but present sourness. Sweetish chocolate towards the ends, some sour coffee but then the massive rush of raspberries kicks in! It’s a super complex, lovely tasting and just plain old delicious one to sip at this. Just caught myself saying out loud: Damn this was really good! 01.04.2016
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle tamed @ home. Acquired via trade. Pitch black appearance with a big bubbly brown head. Coffee, red grapes, plums, chocolate, and oak in the aroma. Moderate low sweetness and bitterness. Somewhat twangy / tart flavor. Lots of chocolate, tannins, wood, and dark fruit (grape, currant, plum). Boost hidden well. Pretty good.
Jorn69 (2584) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 20160320. Roasted malty and fruity with red berries and woody notes, vanilla in the aroma. The finish is dry with red berries.
Gaultier (1415) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen 20/3-16. Fruity with berries and roasted malt. Body is medium, the finish is dry with berries.
fillepolo (502) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ himmeriget copenhagen. Pours a dark colour beer with a small head. Dark berries, vanilla with some roasted malts and wood. Dry finish
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Why did someone with the funds not buy me more of this? Given the chance to try them side by side would likely cause a change of opinion, but this reminded me of sharing a Kuhnhenn Raspberry Icebock with Walt quite a while ago. Chocolate and raspberries, like a great dessert concoction made by a master chef.
Maybe I even enjoyed this.
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A resilient, tall, frothy-tight, dark khaki head offers a wall of lace with each sip, crowning a black body
Medium intensity with solid complexity and depth, smooth transitions... charred oak ties into chocolate and coffee, a layer of subtle maple, dark and red berry layers offer mild sweetness and subtle fruity tartness with a creamy overlay balanced by tannic bitterness rounding out on a clean, mildly creamy, silky medium body with lightly tingling carbonation leading to residuals of the previously mentioned components with medium duration
12 oz bottle served at 55° into Orrefors Difference Porter snifter
melush (2657) - SPAIN - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, raisins, sweet, slightly sweet / Malta tostada, chocolate, uvas pasas, ligeramente dulce.