Mora2000 (6132) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Bottled Winter 2010. Black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, perfume, flowers, hazelnuts and honey. The flavor is equally complex. I get a lot of perfume and cocoa notes, but they are complimented by the hazelnuts, sweet honey, black licorice and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of honey, floral, dark fruit in chocolate, cappuccino, chestnut and chocolate covered orange peel. Medium body.
TET (2335) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a beautiful, creamy, medium and brown head. The nose is enjoyable and balanced, roastiness, liquirice, strong salt liquirice, also some dark fruits and even port wine, alcohol can be sensed but not smelled. Taste is intensive, lots of salt liquirice, roastiness, dark fruits, warming alcohol, hint of coffee. Lots of sweetness, but it is balanced with bitterness and also other very intensive flavours. Strong bitterness dries the end and the aftertaste is roasted, slightly herbal and very long. Full bodied, low carbonation, very smooth to drink, but slightly sticky in the lips. The great beer, very intensive and complex.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is delightful and roasty. Great malts, toffee, chestnuts, honey, and chocolate. Pours black with a small short lived brown head. Taste is wonderful with toffee, chocolate, ginger snaps, licorice, roast malt and amazing caramel. The beer feels full and rich without showing its booze. Wonderful treat.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, almost black with edges of ruby. Frothy mocha coloured head, medium lasting. Big aromas - port, oak, cherries, cassis, honey, hazelnut, cereal, coffee and milk chocolate. Really lovely. Intense flavours and rich, lush mouthfeel, getting resiny dark chocolate, nuts, coffee. Carbonation is soft, buts its there. Huge body on this, so rich. Finish is intensely complex, chocolate and coffee, liquorice, some piney bitterness and a nice dose of warming alcohol. This is truly lovely.
Dogbrick (10409) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, malt and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of alcohol. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a slight burnt coffee aroma. Taste is dry and butter. Slight fruityness at the very beginning that disappears quickly. Pretty good beer!
Aries (14) - Verona, ITALY - JUN 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 This is not a beer is a medicine, masterful example of what it means to love the land and the fruits that it gives. Aroma and taste of honey, dried fruit, Smoked, dark chocolate, the aroma of Burbon, a fairy tale.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med beige gyllent skum som forsvinner. Lukt av malt og sjokolade. Smak av malt, sjokolade, kaffe og søt honning. Vinmonopolet.
Niall73 (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. bbd 27/02/17, so young. Pitch black with a coffee colored foamy head. Wow - the aroma is great. Its medicinal, coffee, pepto bismoly and a touch of chocolate but really complex with a touch of sweetness and malt and something floral about it. Holy fuck, its something else - so syrupy, sticky, chewy and rich in the mouth. Boozy, but it’s still smooth for something so strong. the medicinal stuff is big, which isn’t my favorite but its sweet and malty and chocolatey and has some coffee bitterness... oh, its lovely.