lusikka (6031) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some grains. Flavour of roasted malts, charcoal, grains, cold coffee, mild tartness and licorice. Mild bitterness as well. Alcohol comes through. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Very straightforward.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, 2014 vintage, bottle number 4279. Thanks to Finn! Firm, bubbly beige head, mostly remaining on top of a near-black body. Moderate aromas of brown malts, including chocolate and nuts, slightly roasted. Rich roasted taste of black coffee and chocolate with dark fruity hints beneath. Long-lived dark bitter ending supported by warming alcohol. Full bodied and smooth. A pleasure to drink stuff like this (Tromsø 14.04.2014).
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a soapy beige head that dissipates away after a minute or two. Pleasant cocoa, chocolate aroma, a hint of raisin. Really clean and drinkable for the ABV. The chocolate tones are quite bold, like they added something beyond malt, has that Nestle Quik thing going on. Quite a decent beer, but doesn’t quite have the malt depth I’d hoped for.
jmgreenuk (4076) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a thin broken tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a light oily strong alcoholic bitter malt palate and a long bitter finish. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. I would have liked a little more creaminess in the texture but otherwise a very good beer indeed.
TyggaBrown (383) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nicely balanced and tasty imperial stout, but a big lack of aroma disappoints me. Better on taste, with coffee and alcohol, and some smoke.
Zarkam (372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Alko Kotkansaari, bottle number 3796. Almost black colour, medium frothy off-white mostly lasting head, good lacing. Heavily malty roasted aroma of strong coffee, plum, molasses and nuts, heavy resinous and citric hops. Taste is intially balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a long moderately bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic and very burnt feel. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Quite pleasant already while relatively fresh. Kinda boozy but I suppose that’s the point
Psytron (1284) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of chocolate, coffee, tar. Very dark brown colour, mid-brown small head. Aroma of tar, licorice, caramel, roasted malts, alcohol. Bitter with a faint sweetness.
Beerhammaren (997) - FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33l bottle from Alko Halikko
Pours pitch black with low tan head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, dark malts, roasted. Ash. Flavor is alcohol, burned, hops, dark coffee and chocolate. Nice beer but a bit less hops and more sweetnes... Please.
jaghana (3737) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #10975 33cl; a dark beer with medium head. Aroma is slightly smoked, oak notes, fig and prune touch, dark coffee body with toasted malt and light chocolate, bit oxidized.
evergreen0199 (1941) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Vintage bottle no.11273 from Terre de Boissons, Coquelles, France. A dark brown/ruby/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Rich, roasty, malty, coffee, dark berry fruit aroma. Taste is similar, rich, sweet, slightly roasty, some coffee, dark fruit. Pleasant Imperial Stout.