wcudwight (10) - USA - JAN 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the 06 version just taken out of the cellar. Balck in color with an attractive chocolate colored head that doesn’t hang around for last call. Roasted and boozy in the aroma but in the best of ways. Rich roasted malt flavor complemented by some dark fruits and molasses. What sets this beer apart from others is the rich coffee like finish and the soft velvet like mouthfeel.
This one is worth seeking out.
RasmusOtt (1329) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of dark raw grainy malts, sweet liquorice, chocolate, dark sweet fruits, caramel and some weak smoked notes. The taste has cocoa, dark malts, chocolate fudge, weak liquorice and very gentle roasted malts. Nice One!
Vestergaard (617) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours a pitch black with a smooth, brown head. Aroma has dark, slight smoky, smooth roasty malts, licorice, slight caramel. Taste is very smooth, medium sweet, lightly roasty bitter, coffee. Very smooth body and a medium carbonation. Good, balanced stuff!
olio (6807) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Thanks tiong!
Pours black color with a small head. Aroma is very malty and roasty, lots of cocoa and dark chocolate too, maybe faint nuts also. Lots of cocoa on the flavor as well, roasted malts, subtle spiciness, hints of coffee. Rich and complex, very drinkable still. Excellent.
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of rich roastiness, nuts and strong cacao notes. Rich flavour of roastiness, sweet caramel, grassy bitterness, mild yeastiness, earth and spiciness. Almost full bodied. Creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly good drinkability for a 9% beer. Great.
laiti (6262) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ lusikka, no BBE info found.
Aroma is rather mellow with some cocoa and toffee typical to English ales. Flavour has toffee, licorice and some herbal tones - feels like a basic English stout. Nothing special here, I wonder why this is rated so high.
Westmeister (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snowpacalypse ’15 beer #2. Dark dark brown. Nice dark chocolate, light dark fruits, some roast, coffee, fruity yeast. Pretty nice on this snowy eve.
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is deep and rich. A full blooded roasty character is balanced. Tastes like a russian traditional beer from our friends at duck rabbit.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with beige head. Roasty, toffee, malty, slight chocolate aromas. Roasty, cocoa, toffee, slight char, slight alcohol flavors.
luttonm (2775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brony Tasting, DC. Pale sour chocolate malt, funky odd sweetness. Lots of wort flavors. Didn’t live up to expectations for me.
GenDV138 (2470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the DC Tasting. Dark brownish black. Aromas of malt, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, maple syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish.