mcberko (11999) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at The Beer Mongers in Portland, split with Matts_Property, pours almost black with a sizeable beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, roasted malt, molasses and slight hint of the barrels. Flavour is quite sweet and complex, with candied sugar, molasses and Belgian yeast. Didn’t really detect the barrel aging. Everything is in wonderful balanced with exquisite complexity. Delicious.
KyotoLefty (8754) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 vintage, tasted blind.
Deep reddish brown, lace. Just a bit more lace with swirling. Dark chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Light dried plums. Creamy chocolate flavor, fruits, tangy, slight roast, alcohol tickle, grapes, some hop bitterness at finish. A bit fizzy. Vanilla.
MaartenRF10 (1832) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bruin met creme kraag. Breed palet met overheersende alcoholsmaak (gerijpt op whiskeyvaten?) Verder drop, overrijp fuit, wat gebrande mout en wat chocolade.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep, hazy, burgundy/brown with a thick, tan head. Big alcohol tone with tons of dark fruits. Some caramelized sweetness, banana and clove spiced yeast esters. Mild citrus, oak and a boozy tone towards the end.
Dazz3 (1789) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Black with a small light brown head. Raisins and malty. Tastes sweet, chocolate malty with a similar finish.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, beersofeurope. Heady, medicinal strong, sweet aroma. Sherry and bourbon flavours compete on the tongue, with big alcoholic notes that don’t overpower the flavour, rather linger on the tongue and all round the mouth. Definite tastes of leather and yeast, it has a real bittersweetness to it, leaving a dry aftertaste. A good liveliness on the tongue. Complex and very interesting..
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a beige head aroma dark fruits caramel malts spicy and hops flavor malts spicy liquor caramel coffee dark fruits and dry fruits and hops
maledictum (739) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, malt, light yeast, slight cocoa, light figs, light acetic acid, and light dark ripe fruit. Poured brown in color with a small, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, yeast, dark ripe fruit, hazelnut, and a hint of cocoa. Medium to full body. Average texture becomes dry. Average carbonation. Malt, yeast, light dark ripe fruit, and hazelnut finish is dry. 10.5%ABV is present in the aroma, but not in the flavor.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds dark caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, dried fruits, earthy spices, cardamom, clove, chocolate, almonds, light marzipan, wood, glue, tobacco, rum, prunes, raisins, and a touch of liquorice. Good level of esters. The nose is fairly complex but lacking a bit of personality. A touch of warming alcohol also notable. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of figs, prunes, resins, spices, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice root, bitter almond, rum, tobacco and light wood. The mouthfeel is round and light stick with a near medium carbonation. Malty and light alcohol-ish finish. Medium to full bodied.
jaghana (5256) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with a huge creamy head. Nose is spicy and chocolate like. Aroma is spicy, sweet, creamy, licorice and caramel like, very nice, in the range of a Pannepot, very appreciable beer, complex, intense, long malty caramel aftertaste, dry fruit notes, brown bread like. I like very much this fresh creamy caramel dominant.