Boutip (4656) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of dry fruits with dry toffee notes are quite unique and quite strong. Taste is a strange mix between some dry toffee notes with caramel malt with some molasses notes with some light fruity ester and some chestnut. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very complex beer with maybe a tad too much going on.
77ships (3680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml. bottle sampled @ ACBF 2012 // black with a small mocha head // s: sweet caramel blended with dark malts, molases, honey, milk chocolate // taste is sweet, moderate & balanced molasses, brown sugar, wild honey, thick caramel, sweet dark nuts, hint of milk chocolate, hint of fruitiness, sweet berries // b: slick, creamy // damn, this is good
larsniclas (5586) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Black with a medium, beige head.
Aroma from linement; Jenka chewing gum.
Loads of honey in the flavour along with leather. Medium bitterness. Too much spiciness for me.
Thick and oily mouthfeel.
slakemythirst (189) - - APR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 Oj..det här verkar spännande..doftar kaffe choklad och klassiska tuggummit jenka (sassafras) . Mastig kropp och fylld av smak. Alkoholen är väl maskerad och har endast en värmande närvaro. Påminner lite om en imperial stout i stilen menmen det är min åsikt. Slutsats; Satan i gatan, Thornbridge kan!
ekstedt (5391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Black with medium beige head. Strange smoked bon fire aroma with notes of burnt rubber and sassafras. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Semi dry with medium bitterness. Just weird.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 My Bottom Line:
Pine and eucalyptus aromatics pervade this super rich strong ale, adding to a seamless mélange of molasses, peat smoke, figs, raisins, roasted malts and honey. Complex AND unique. Wow.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Sizeable foam recedes to a slim veil atop the darkness.
-The aroma on this one is like no other strong ale I’ve ever had.
-Hop resins are quite loquacious in the second half.
-The mouthfeel is dense and sticky, but not as viscous as some underattenuated Cigar City brews (for example).
-That bitter chestnut honey must be something else!
-If you served an Imperial Stout in a eucalyptus-filled sauna, it might taste like this. Then again, maybe not...
-A touch of alcohol warms each sip.
olsvammel (3027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very special smell to this one, it had a strong smell of the chewing gum Jenka. The taste was a bit different with musty dark malts, chocolate and walnuts. Very special beer that I had a hard time rating.
Nisse666 (4139) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from SB cons 2012-04-14 Göteborg
Ar: roasted malt, red berries, chesnut honey (didn’t like it when I bought it for my tea), coffey, at bit vinos when poured
Ap: opal black with a grenadine red touch, 1 cm frothy creme brown slowly deminishing head, wee great lacings - when drinking lovely sugary alcholic curtains
F: thick home brewed coffy, creme caramel, wee bubbly carbonation, saltlicorice, medium high bitterness, rosted malt, dark bitter cocoa - great brew with several layers of aromas and flavors
finol (2142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours heavy oily black with a big milk chocolate brown head.
Nice full bodied brew, heavy taste of chcolate and salmiak. Peated, like a lightly whiskey barrel aged brew.
hirigalzkar (2282) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Spicy aroma with notes of salmiak, chewing gum and smoke. Thick and smooth. Complex dark taste with heavy notes of chocolate. Also notes of smoke and salty licorice. Almost got too heavy after a while.