rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
SBWF 2010. Black beer with a small brown head. Licorice aroma, chocolate, malt, vinous and with some figs. Malty chocolate flavor, nice licorice and tar notes, figs, sweet fruits. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Long nice strong hoppy finish with some chocolate.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled@SBWF2010. Quite much pitch black colour with a small brown creamy head. Arom ais liquorice, spices, some roasted malts, alcohol and mild notes of vanilla as well. Flavour is liquorice, some roasted malts, wooden notes as well as alcohol, dark fruits, nectar and caramel. Really nicely balanced Imperial Stout!
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2 Oct 2010) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with full aromas of strong black coffee and dark chocolate. Malty, roasted taste with notes of sweet strong black coffee, cocoa, dark rye bread, hints of soy sauce and tar, ending in a slightly vinous finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, chewy, but with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Fairly sweet, with solid bitterness. Very well balanced and suprisingly drinkable for its 18.5%. Excellent. Impressive, I’ll definitely want more than a 50 ml sample of this. "I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is the ..."
SaintMatty (3600) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Stockholm Beer Festival 2010) - Black in colour. Plain chocolate, berries, coffee and dried fruit in the aroma. Roasted and slightly sweet taste with raisins, plain chocolate and coffee detected. Nicely balanced and the alcohol is fairly hidden compared to some beers of this type.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at SBWF 2010. Currently the strongest Swedish beer.
Black with a small brownish head. Pleasant and sweet aroma of chocolate, dried fruits, some coffee. Great sweet taste of raisin, licorice, chocolate, roasted malt. Very nice and complex beer with well hidden alcohol. Nicely balanced. Would love to cellar a bottle and try it a couple of years later.
Frovigalning (2024) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at SBWF 2010 (Snickeriet - Sigtuna). It poured apitch black liquid with a small light brown foam. Very sweet flavour of chocolate and coffee. Almost to sweet, should probably evolve over time.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at SBWF 2010. Murky dark brown with a small light head. Think mix of imperial stout and a quad. LOTS of dried fruits of all kinds over a milk chocolate back. Considering the ABV is bordering on extreme, the body is very light, I would never guess that the ABV was over 10%. Smooth and mild mouthfeel. Well done Sigtuna!
screwball (1098) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@SBWF2010. Pours black and almost little thick. Aroma is quite agressive from coffee, liquorice, burnt malt and plums. Flavor is little sweet, burnt malty, has coffe, liquorice and a medium hopy bitter touch in the end. The alcohol is well hidden.
finol (1686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at SBWF.
Very smooth. Lots of raisins. Resemblance with american barley wines
omhper (17466) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, beige head. Figs, licorice and grain. Mid sweet with massively full body. Concentrated flavour of aniseed and salmiac, some alcohol warmth. Salty bitter finish. I am no fan of extreme beers these days, but this is tremendously well made and retains more balance and drinkability than I thought possible in a 18% beer.