jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks Max - Pours black tan head - nose/taste of coffee, roast chocolate, licorice - medium body.
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Roasted and chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasted, sweet malts.
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from Warners at the Bay
A serious let down in looks department (at least compared to others RIS); opaque black body with olive green edges with a foam that dissipates very quickly.
Aroma is rich and port-like; muscat, chocolate, raisin, dates, thick caramel, vegemite, glace orange, alcohol and herbal hop. Somewhat fruity and spicy; almost reminiscent of really dark weizenbock, rather than a stout.
Carbonation quite subdued, seemingly adding to the syrupy viscosity and sweetness of this beer. Length is very good; it seems to cling onto the palate.
Certainly a sweet affair this one; lots of chocolate and caramel and raisin, prune and date. Bitterness is relatively low (comparatively) with a lingering toasty, spicy, nutty sort of finish, with some black fruits and hop spice lingering.
Very sweet, not nearly enough roasted malt and unusually fruity for the style; certainly makes for a tasty beer, but it’d probably be better off calling itself a Belgian Strong Dark.
anders37 (21745) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Björn tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.
AndySnow (6240) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Tasting at Björn.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, plum, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, a bit smoked malt, plum, some alcohol.
TBone (15543) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Björns. Dark brown color, tiny brown head. Sticky alcohol, toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. A bit papery, alcohol, licorice in the flavor. Simple is.
oh6gdx (24352) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@Björn tasting. Brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, some liquorice, mild wood and some earthy notes. Flavour is fruity, mildly alcoholic as well as some mild wooden notes. Quite tasty.
omhper (22633) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark brown, beige head. Chocolate and tar. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Licorice and coffee, tar. Piney resinous bitter finish.
NBird (613) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks. Spent motor oil black/brown, smallest of tan heads
Smells.boozy plums and sultana, burnt caramels and liquorish
Tastes. Salted choc and liquorish, cooked sultanas, some smoke/peated notes, some bitterness from coffee.
Unm4rk3d (86) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a sweet richness that does not oppose your determination to want more. The alcohol content is there and subtle for the strength it imposes. Quite the drop, i encourage you to happen upon it with delight.