Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown coloured, almost black. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Malty, sweet aroma, roasted notes too. Flavor is starting heavy sweet, then alcohol, soy-sauce and a moderate bitter finish. Creamy, dry texture.
Zita (6050) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
light soya and alcoholic aroma,black, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, bitter, long finish,
beastiefan2k (3324) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cL stubby bottle I brought back from Amsterdam, finally getting to drink this. Poured into a HofD long stem tasting glass (a gift from John, awesome). Date is worn out on the back label but I think its is best before 01/08/12. It pours with a hairline lacing and a dark copper brown color. Too dark to see through, a bit thick looking but filtered clean at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is filtered barleywine-like with sweet malts, alcohol, and age creeping in. Flavor is very empty, just empty alcoholic malts. Hmmm, empty tasting is the best way I can describe this. Undescript, sugary malts with a filtered, hollow character.
OllieBBommel (1423) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 Bottle@tasting (2004), 33cl. Head: beige colored foam. Color: ruby brown. Aroma: malt, laurel. Taste: chocolate, laurel, bitter. Palate: dry, bitter, lasting. Overall: very nice.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ekstedt shared @ Ekstedts bock-tasting. Pours very dark reddish brown with a very small white head that’s gone in a second without leaving any trace. Smell is sweet and syrupy with prunes, dates, wood, toasted pecans, hazelnuts, cloves and hints of bread. Taste is very sweet with dark bread, wood, prunes, golden syrup, hazelnuts and hints of wet earth and moss. Mouthfeel is sticky sweet, tiny tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet with bread, honey and nuts.
ekstedt (6386) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) from The Cracked Kettle. CLear copper, medium off-white head. Caramelly, nutty, slightly alcoholic aroma with some herbal hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry, low to medium bitterness.
gnoff (9431) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on March 24, 2012
Marked 9% ABV
Dark brown color, small tan head. Sweet, coffee, green peppers, salmiak, sausage, alcohol scent. Sweet, ash, acidic taste, also alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Nisse666 (5973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thx to Ekstedt cons 2013-03-25
Ar: plums, rassins, port wine, coffy, chocolate
Ap: stickychocolate brown colored body,
F: bready brown, melas, chocloate, coffey beans, caramel
77ships (7262) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled bottle @ Kersbierfestival 2011: A: dark brown/red – S: molasses, brown sugar & dried dark fruits – T: molasses, dark malts, brown sugar, dried dark fruits, sweet, slight roast, touch wood & chocolate – B: smooth & soft carb. - nice
Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival Essen 2011. Dark ruby red color, small off-white head. Smell malts, lots of wort. Taste malts, wort, sweetness. Low to medium carbonation, low to medium body.