oh6gdx (24495) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Black colour, small brown thich creamy head which vanishes quite quickly though. Aroma is raisins, some alcohol, ripe fruits and some toffee. Flavour is ripe fruits, plum, alcohol, mild toast, and very sweet.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity roasted malty chocolate and dark fruit aroma. Fruity roasted malty slightly vinous chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
cgarvieuk (20238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet berries ... soft toffee malt nose ... big oak .. soft funk ... soft balasmic... green rasisn .. soft tffee ...
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey’s 5th anniversary, courtesy of Bryan’s friend and Eric, thanks! Opaque dark brown color, bright tan head. Aroma of lightly funky coffee. Taste is cocoa, coffee, just enough of a touch of funk to be noticeable but not overwhelming. Light body. Nice one.
rlgk (16925) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Black beer, brown head. Malty vinous aroma, figs and raisins. Malty vinous flavor, tar and licorice, a bit sourish.
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A dark brown beer topped by a small, beige head. Perhaps a bit weak aroma, with raisins, dried figs, some chocolate and roasted malts. Some funky, spiced notes too. It’s full-bodied, soft and lightly warming on the palate, with flavors of raisins, dried figs, some brown sugar and roasted malts, and a little touch of chocolate. Nice carbonation level and bitterness that suits the sweetness. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit too subtle this one, but at least it drinks easy. 150612
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to James, 30/12/15.
Black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is dark fruits, toffee, light menthol, spice, jammy berry fruit, light chocolate.
Taste comprises rich dark fruits, spice, dates, toffee, yeast esters, nana, light chocolate.
Full bodied, prickly carbonation but aids the drinkability, light warming booze in the close.
Ok ... more a Belgian strong for me, an adequate one at that. Low end for an impy.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF, bought from brewery
Dark ruby color, small brown head. Papery malty, slightly toasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Sweetish, chocolate, a bit tart maybe. Thinnish for this ABV.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, molasses, and chocolate on the nose. A bit of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, lots of dark fruits, and an interesting banana note. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with good vanilla, dark fruit, and sugar notes. Some banana, coffee, mild roasted malt, chocolate, spices, and a subtle tartness of plum on the finish.
bhensonb (13613) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from BevMo in Folsom, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/fizzy light tan head. Aromas of yeast/spice, cacao, and wood. Med body or better. Flavor has yeast/spice, dark fruit, dark chocolate, espresso. It’s very "fresh". Finishes with coffee bitterness. And with oaky astringency. Don’t think there’s any booze associated with the oak. Seem purely oak. Which is ok. A mild and flavorful beer which provides no hint of a 9% ABV. Likely to be deadly drinkable.