_angst_ (3214) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you Adnielsen! Pours reddish black with a small frothy dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, tiny fruity, slightly herbal and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, sweet liquorice candy, freshly cut grass, pine needles, high quality dark chocolate, resinous wood, grilled meats, alcohol, toffee and burnt cookies. Taste is sweet, bitter and hoppy with roasted malts, high quality bitter chocolate, grapefruit juice, pine needles, dark roast coffee, orange peal, charred wood, figs, prunes, raisins, resinous wood, grass, caramel, toffee and dark grape syrup. Mouthfeel is round, hoppy dry, tiny astringent, tiny boozy and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with roasted malts, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, salty liquorice, resinous wood, resinous wood, dark roast coffee and dark grape syrup. Very sweet but yet hoppy dryish harsh. I like this...
bursprak (909) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ’13, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Huna. Pitch black pour with a light tan head. Nose has roast, coffee, dates and figs. Taste has dark dried fruits, fairly bitter, coffee and some fruity notes. As it warms up the hoppy fruitiness really comes through. My number #2 out of the three. Excellent!
Klimaet (397) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Thanks buddy :) Been wanting this for a while!
Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head.
Aromas of sweet cherries, raisins, dry licorice, fresh fruity coffee, malts, dark dried fruits and some bitter chocolate along with a nice hoppy base.
Taste is fruity, dark dried fruits, raisins, coffee, english licorice, chocolate filled licorice, hops, some minty-like licorice aswell. Very nice!
Westmeister (1910) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks ericteusink for sharing this one. Long time coming to have never tried this badboy. 2013 bottle. Big black body, heavy sweet, toffee, coffee, big dark chocolate, dark fruit, booze, smooth though. I caught just a hint of age here already. Big beer for sure.
Alyona (5) - - JAN 22, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
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jrob21 (2755) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the crew. 2013. Lots of soy sauce aroma and flavors. Thick and viscous. Finish is a little berry and cherry. Usually go for a much more subtle and well rounded beer. I get why this is rated so high just not a personal preference thing.
Yorker (1427) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer of 2015 - really want the year to get off to a good start (but had imagined that I would have liked this one more). 66 cl bottle @ home (2013 vintage - the one with the demon). Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, cherries, chocolate, liquorice, and dried fruit - with a smooth finish.
jc1762 (125) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Bought two bottles online. Very little about this beer to complain about if at all. Opened a bottle of the 2010.
Reminded me a lot of Old Chimney’s Good King Henry Special Reserve. Poured black with a good head. The nose is bright with the oak barrels showing through, a lot of the roast malts intertwined with the vanilla flavors.
The palate shows a lot of the same along with with a thick luxurious and smooth texture from an oatmeal- like stout.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle thanks to Homer321, thank again man! 2012 edition. Jet black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavor is wonderful balances of roasted character and sweetness. Absolutely delicious and completely exceeded all of my expectations! Delicious!
jonnyguns (1094) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor thanks to Drew for cracking it on your 40th. Sexy looking pour. Deep black oil pour with a khaki head that holds briefly. Fucking amazing lacing. Nose is chocolate mud cake sweetness, vanilla, roasted espresso and pepper. Intense nose. Taste is bitter dark chocolate backed by vanilla sweetness. Coffee tones coming through. Very intense sweetness. Sticky chocolate coating on the palate. Fucking impressive stuff.
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commonshawn (485) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at lucky 13. Small pour. Black with smooth tan head. Smells of dark fruit and alcohol. Very smooth. Alcohol and sweetness dominate and a good burn at the end. A bit waxy. Not sure it’s worth all the hype, but it’s pretty delicious.