baggio (304) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle consumed in SF with some fellow ba’s. Cheers!
Appearance: Black as sin with a bigger head expected from sucha high gravity beer.
Aroma: Some spices, Burnt malt, Muscovado-sugar, Hint of port wine, and ripe dark fruit.
Taste: Anise, Ripe fruit, Muscovado-sugar, Molasses, Hint of port wine, Hint of alcohol.
Palate: Smooth with surprisingly little amount of alcohol in the aftertaste. On the sweet side and not overly complex but still tasty.
For being 18.5% abv this is a seriously good brew. It’s damn smooth and what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in elegance. I’ll be going back to this one in a couple of years to see what it ages like.
ekstedt (4909) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, Sweden. Black with a small beige head. Nice dark chocolate aroma with dried fruits, raisins, figs, and some spicy hops. Medium to full bodied and smooth. Well balanced, medium sweet, medium bitterness. The best mega-strong imperialstout I have tried so far.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle at Roatery, Göteborg. On April 8, 2011
Black color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, rubber, alcohol scent. Very very sweet, licorice, malty taste. Sweet raissin and bread aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium dry bitterness.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) pours dark brown to black with light brown head. The aroma is sweet and roasted with some underlying resiny hops and alcohol. Lots of brown sugar. Undertones of Ginger/spices, asphalt, dried fruits, fruity bitter cocoa, salt liquorice, sweet black currant, grainy dark bread and figs. I like the nose and I am not a bif fan of high alcohol beers. The flavour is near heavily sweet, medium bitter, light salty and tiny acidic. Tones of brown sugar, mild spices, fruity dark chocolate, dark fruits, numbing alcohol and fainted hops. The mouthfeel is clean, bit round, light sticky and light carbonated. Sweet and bitter chocolate roast on the finish. Medium bodied.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: tand mr Rask: Black colour, Brown head. Aroma of fruits,citrus, caramelly, licquiry, some raisins too was there in the end! Flavor: a bomb! Of fruits, alcy, caramell, malts, citrus, dark ,licquri , dry fruity finish! À huge body and à looong finish! Well done Mattias!
TheJestersBeer (1874) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours almost pitch black. Big, toasted nose, malt, chocolate, coffe beans, alcohol, dried fruits, marmite. Full bodied, thick texture, quite noticeable residual sweetness. Very rich, malty, toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, dried fruits, chocolate, warming alcohol, bitterness rounded off by sweetness. Long, warm aftertaste, driedf fruits, barley wine notes, alcohol lingers. Well made, could need a few years in the bottle. (2010-11-21)
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty licorice hoppy aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel finish with hints of alcohol in the aftertaste.
pilsnerrogge (2349) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour is black with ruby edges. Head looks ok. Aroma is salty liquorice with light notes of smoked meat. Flavours more salty liquorice with smoked meat leading to a warming finish.
VsXsV (1621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Dark borwn/Black colour with small, tan head. Some lacing. Smells of chocolate. figs, fruits and oak. Flavour is sweet with some bitter notes. Not much bitterness. Medium to full bodied with quite some alcoholic notes. Very nice to sip.
Miksu (4731) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival 2010. Opaque brown color. The aromas of raisins, apple, dark bread and oak. Sweet flavor with raisins, dark sugar, oak, coffee and dark chocolate. Fairly complex, but too sugary for me.