Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to Sjogro. Black with a few bubbles. Coffee, salmiak, salty licorice, seaweed, cocoa beans, earthy, soy sauce, ash, molasses. Medium sweet, light salty and under medium roasted bitterness. Full bodied with slick feel and barely any carbonation.
bytemesis (6724) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Ben! Pours opaque black, wisp of tan head with a bit of lacing. Aroma is roasty, whiskey, oak. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, boozy, oak tannins, whiskey. Medium plus body. A bit hot.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted whisky, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, coffee, tar aroma. Roasted coffee, whiskey, chocolate, liorice,vanilla, flavour. a truley nice one :-)
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the southern. Pours black, sweet chocolate and liquorice, sweet whisky.
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle mulled back from London and shared with Guy and Jackson at the shop. Pours like mud with some tan bubbles and gives off some sticky lacing. Nose is very molasses heavy with distinct honey sweetness, leather, brown sugar and stewed dark fruits. Loads of raisin sweetness and brown sugar in this with moderate smoke through the middle of the palate. It has a sweetness to it but that is mellowed out by a robust roastiness. Liquorice is quite prominent. Drinks superbly for 10+%. Solid in all aspects, just doesn’t blow me away
chrisv10 (15278) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whisky, cocoa, wood and oak. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, whisky, cocoa, medium sweet, liquorice and a little bitter.
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a fading brown head, some lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, little wood, little whisky. Flavor of malts, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, licorice, caramel, wood, light whisky notes. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. Nice. 110614
Rasmus40 (17532) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, lots of cocoa and wood. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish. 110614
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, wood, chocolate, coffee, wood and hops. Dry light boozy finish.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 330 mL bottle supplied by Leighton in a IP trade. Many thanks! Shared with non-RB friends. To oversized brandy snifter it pours a mahogany-tinted dark brown. Carbonated but just barely: a few whispers of a burnt sienna bubbles were visible up top. Aromas of sorghum molasses, rolled oats, sweet corn, fennel, soot, charcoal, London ale yeast, Nat Sherman New York cut cigarettes, mugwort, spearmint, caramelized onions, and black pepper. Tastes the same with the addition of cognac, refried beans, black licorice candies, ash, and bitter orange peel. Sweat, cocoa nibs, cotton, and earl grey tea by swallow. Interestingly vague flavors. In some parts, this is surprisingly unpleasant, but the barrel made up for it. Smoky and medium-bodied. Slithers down the throat wonderfully. Flavors definitely linger.