MrHangover (2071) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, huge thnx to Kraddel for sharing this @ Rampkrot tasting. Awesome looking bottle, yellow wax all over it. I was kinda sceptic about this to be honest, it’s hard to be objective about a whale this big. Once I started scribbling notes about this, I kept writing down that this was one amazing beer. A blend of 4 awesome brews, blended by one of the best brewers around.. wow. It pours a pitch black, syrupy beer with a small amount of tanned head on top. Aroma is of oak, molasses and licorice with hints of vanilla. Taste is simply amazing, you can define some of the characteristics of the ingredient beers. All well balanced and blended in a perfect form. Incredibly smooth drinking, nice balance between bitter and sweet, without getting to boozy. This is one of my best beers ever.
kraddel (2330) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at rampkrot whale tasting.
pours pure black, off-white head. smell is oaty.
good carbo, bitter, alcoholic, heavy, roasted malts, sweet, thick. very thick in the back , almost syrupy .
allesmetkaas (168) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from craddel @ Rampkrot whale tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Malty and burnt caramel aroma, taste is just as balanced.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Rampkrot Whale Tasting massive thanks to Kraddel. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, vanilla, big roast, fudge, cocoa, wood and light licorice. Flavour light heavy sweet and bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy and and fairly thick. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx to Kraddel@ Rampkrot Whale tasting – 65 cl. Bottle sampled. Yellow wax, regular awesome overkill wax as usual. Black only tanned / beige head on the sides. Nose is pungent light soy, mocha, liquorish, molasses, thick sugar, light bitter herbs,… Taste is bitter herbal coffee, soy, liquorish, meaty, bitter cold coffee, sticky sugar, syrup de Liege, sticky bark, light burn in the back, caramel mess,… Slightly sticky, less carb. The sum is way less than the total of the parts. Meh.
Aniela (2296) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a tanned head. Dark dried fruits, chocolate, caramell, vanilla and coffee aroma. Choclate, caramell. licorice and malty flavour with nice coffee notes.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Very excited to finally be drinking this! Pours pitch black motor oil colour. Great tan head which leaves amazing lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla sweetness, chocolate fudge and a slight espresso smell. Taste is powdered chocolate, roasted malts, cocoa and mocha dominated. Amazing drinkability for such a high ABV. World class beer!
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Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, sweetness, fruit, dried fruit, coffee, roasted and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose with additional bitterness. The palate is sticky with sweetness and bitterness.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate, toffee, coffee and vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor with hints of vanilla. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish with hints of vanilla.
_angst_ (2271) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber received in trade. Thank you rfraga7. Pours close to black with a frothy and creamy dark mocha head that is pretty quick to dissipate while leaving no trace worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and fruity with roasted malts, prunes, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, alcohol, sweet liquorice candy, resinous wood, moist soil, minerals and hints of peat and vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, prunes, raisins, resinous wood, moist soil, bitter chocolate, vanilla, burnt cookies, butterscotch hard candy, salty liquorice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, boozy, tiny astringent and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, raisins, prunes, alcohol, bitter chocolate and salty liquorice. Intense and tasty.