liinis (1624) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My other favourite beer style. Really good but not astonishing. Vety dark colour. Light Brown head. Richly spiced.
TEJA (1428) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and lastning brown moussy head. Delischus aroma with chocolats and fruit. Smooth chocolate taste with small to balanced bitterness.
Vestergaard (635) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2013. Pours a pitch black with a big, brown head. Aroma has some peat, but it’s not that the beer is particularly smokey. Vanilla, roasty malts, coffee, dark, dry cocoa powder. Taste is much stronger with coffee, hard roasted malts, slight ashy, some old hops. Very bitter and fairly low sweetness. Nice full body, medium low carb. Nice surprise!
Alexanderdahl (47) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black, with a thick hazelnutty head.
Nose is dry stable, roasted malts and some vanilla.
Very full-bodied, thick beer! Quite herbal bitternes, dry wood, roasted malts, slight pumpernikkel and rye, with ending notes of dark, bitter chocolate!
Lukasmh (309) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with nut-brown dense one finger head. Aroma is toasty, malt, some peat but not very smoky? Dark chocolate and some burnt sugar. Taste is robust and hard roasted. Bitter dark malts, tastes of lot more than aroma. The body is quite smooth due the rye and does balance out the hard roast. Dark chocolate and dry cocoa powder. Some spicy liquorice too. Some herbal fainted hops in finish. A shame with the fainted aroma.
graham_murphy (375) - - FEB 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had rye IPAs before but never a rye stout (I think) and this works very well. The rye gives the malt a cherry/whiskey-aged sweetness that is perfect for an imperial stout. Aside from that there is chocolate and of course plenty of coffee. This is really very good.
kerenmk (2918) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. Black with tan head. Cherry and a little vanilla aroma, rich, deep, a little woodsy and sweet undertones. No carbonation, full body, cherry heering finish.
zvsn (836) - ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours deep brown-black with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, prunes and bread. Taste - sweet, flavors of coffee,dark chocolate, dried fruits, alcoholic warmth, medium earthy bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Very good.
MrOrla (165) - Odense C, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a off-white head with medium lacing. Aroma roasted malts, licorice and coffee. Flavor coffee beans traces with wooden notes and some roasted hints, licorice.
DSG (7485) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks zvsn. Black with a brown head. Great big aroma with dark chocolate and coffee beans. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with dark chocolate, coffee and a burnt bitter finish. Quite full-bodied and rounded. Really good.