hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
December 22, 2015. Bottle, 2013 vintage.
Black with a minimal brown head, quickly dissipating leaving a small ring around the edge. Aroma is sweet and boozy with honey, caramel, cocoa, some dried fruits, grapes, slight phenolic and notes of higher alcohol. Taste is very sweet malty, fruity and boozy, low bitterness. Finish is very sweet and syrupy , light bitter, honey, licirice, hints of chocolate, alcohol. Full bodied, oily and sticky texture, flat carbonation.
Too sweet and hot with some unclean notes.
Gerbeer (2674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. 2012 vintage. Pours a thick black with no head. Aromas of dark molasses, licorice, and sweetened black coffee with quite a bit of alcohol. Flavors of sweet dark chocolate. Smooth and silky. Quite warm
Fredd_an (234) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kolsvart med lätt krona som snabbt försvinner. Kryddig, alkohol stark & söt honungsdoft. Värmande alkohol som tar över lite för mycket. Mycket sötma, mycket stark, mycket honuuung!! Inte så väl balanserad.
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linusb (352) - SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old edition, the 16%. A: Coffee, oak T: First impression, no carbo. Sweet! Coffee O: Very interesting. Did expect carbo, but its nice. Sweet.
jackafholmes (882) - - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. Pours like black silk out of the bottle, no head. Aroma is honey surprisingly, but also syrupy alcohol hiding behind the sweetness. Taste is rich sweetness, strong alcohol warmth afterwards. Oily and thick, slightly over carbonated for me. Couldn’t drink 2, but lovely beer for a one off (quite pricy).
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with no head to speak of. Aroma and flavour are honey, chocolate, and roasted malt - with an alcoholic finish.
Rondavouz (1) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
So sweet it´s like they just added honey untill it started filling up on the bottom. One of the worst beers I´ve ever had.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head.
Aroma: Honey, malt, peaty, spiritous, musky, bready, dried fruit.
Taste: Medium/high sweetness, medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering bitter sweet, honey, malty finish with alcohol warmth and dryness.
Comments: Very good. 2013 batch.
Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from a friend, batch from 2013. Fizzy foamhead that vanishes swiftly. Aroma is not over-sweet - what one would expect of honey impys- and complex : well hidden alcohol, wood, old bread, honey (mild), licorice, slight hint of vanilla and smoke. Very mild and full body taste where the alcohol (17.5) gently emerges and lingers on long after the sip. Alcohol rush in the finish : mmm. This beer offers a full tasting experience where the honey isn’t dominant nor overrules it’s other taste elements. The sweetness is beautifully balanced by the roasted malts. To be honest, this is by far the best honey stout I tasted. Very promising for aging it a couple of years! If you can wait all that long ;-) Unfortunately this is one of the last beers the brewer is producing, but he surely made his point! Looking forward to the Coffee & Cognac badgers.
Beersiveknown (4660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared at #ebbc14 from brewdog online
Dark cola, tan lacing, slick slightly citrussy, full bodied, sweet chocolate, fruity light carbonation, massive body, sweet, touch of salt, amrilllo hops, savoury