shoulderbroken (1144) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Gainsbar. Looks as expected. Aroma is sweet, booze, oak, roast malt, smoke. Taste fairly similar. Roasty, bit of coffee bitterness, whiskey, quite smooth. These are always nice, but maybe a bit too much whiskey for me in this one. Quite fruity, apples, smoke, maybe golden syrup. Nice but not quite as smooth and nice as the Kabert I had before.
bluejacket74 (992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like roasted malt, Scotch whisky, smoke, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and some wood. It tastes like roasted malt, chocolate, Scotch whisky, dark fruit, coffee, wood, smoke, and some caramel and molasses. It’s sweeter than I was expecting it to be, not that I’m complaining. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit slick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. Drinks way too easy for being 13% ABV. I think this is a good overall brew, definitely worth trying!
gunnar (3584) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with Mark. Pours thick and black with a wonderful looking cramy tanned head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, lots of roasted malts,traces of whisky, wood and coffee. Lots of malty goodies lingering on for ever, very good beer in my opinion.
Camons (3685) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ DØE Meeting. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, sweet chocolate, oak, light whisky. Flavor of malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, light smoke, whisky, rich dark fruits, light booze. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, quite high carbonation for the ABV / barrel aged beer. 211112
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Bar Animal (Madrid). Black colour with a tan head, medium lasting and very nice lacework. Aroma has toasted malts notes, smoke and slightly citrus hints. Flavor has burnt malted notes, wood, smoke, coffee, light whisky notes. Smooth and dense on palate with an alcoholic final, slightly bittery and very light caramel hints that permeates the mouth and nose. Carbonation is low. Body is high. Texture is oily.
Rasmus40 (6937) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ DØE tasting. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and whisky. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily and smooth. 211112
JEK69 (356) - FRANCE - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge Stout here.
Full of flavours: coffee, black fruits, bourbon, malt, pity notes, liquorice...
Very well balanced: mouthfeel, depth, great long finish.
Svesse (5196) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 5 Oct 2012) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, black coffee, dark rye bread, vanilla and oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, black coffee, rum-raisins, cacao, vanilla, oak wood and a vinous finish with a solid coffee/cacao bitterness. Full body, smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. Excellent beer, in lovely balanced despite the alcohol level. Whisky character is evident, but stays in the background. Lovely beer!
hiomo (73) - Castellalto, ITALY - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Di colore nero intenso con schiuma color marrone. In bocca nonostante l’alta gradazione risulta godibile. Aroma di caffè, liquirizia cintornato da una leggera nota legnosa. Sicuramente non la solita birra.
k0mpsa (422) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at konttori, tampere. Temptating black color with light brown head. Aroma of licorice, salmiakki, roasty and chocolate. Smooth delicious taste of chocolate, licorice, roasty, whiskey barrels.