KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pitch dark, fluffy collapsing head. Molasses, moss, spruce twigs, vanilla, bitter chocolate. And sugar. Lots of sugar. Too sweet.
Torrefacto (838) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro opaco, espuma beige oscuro. Aromas tostados, ligeramente afrutados, café dulce y licor. En boca es densa con inicio dulce tostado y final amargo y acafetado. Muy rica.
eo (2) - - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, roasty, cough drop, Apperance: black, Taste: Sweet Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
DarkSideOfBeer (47) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Un’imponente imperial stout in cui più sapori si scontrano uscendone in modo elegante, carbonata al punto giusto prevale una punta di liquirizia e lascia il palato alla ricerca dei vari sapori che la compongono,grado alcolico percettibile ma senza esagerare poiché le spezie camuffano i 10,1 gradi alcolici..che ricorderete alla fine del bicchiere!
tfredvik (1323) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a small, medium brown, short-lived, head that soon ends up as a thin film that neither manage to cover the beer, nor lace the glass. The aroma is very strong and heavy malty, with roasted notes and coffee, but also some dark chocolate. It’s also quite hoppy and fruity, which is a good contrast to the dark roasted coffee. In addition I get lots of brown sugar. To Øl probably should have gone easier on the brown sugar, because on the tongue this is simply too sweet. Even the heavy bitter finish can’t cope with the massive wall of brown sugar sweetness. Maybe if the ABV had been increased by 50% it would have worked, but for a 10% ABV beer it’s too cloying. There are some faint notes of pine in the flavours, and they could also have helped to balance the beer if they had been stronger. Other apparent flavours (apart from the brown sugar) are heavy roasted coffee, sweet fruits and some not that pleasant hints of rubber. The alcohol is well hidden. The oily body is full with a soft carbonation. Despite all my negative remarks I enjoyed this beer, and with less sugar it most likely would have been wonderful.
[37.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 4.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
Sureshpa (314) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Coffee (espresso kind), dark chocolate, marzipan, bit of roast, vanilla oaky, Appearance: Pitch black, no see through, beige (liver) big bubble frothy crema staying head, full lace Taste: Wow, very good bod balance between coffee (espresso), dark chocolate, slightly bitter finish, roast oak, very nice balance
SirLimpsalot (2553) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Basunen: ganska tydlig kaffedoft. Även så i smaken. Något len men kanske lite bitter eftersmak. Helt ok.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fellebag (1086) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml. Huge dark brown foamy head still building. Opaque color. Aroma is sugar, chocolate, alcohol and bark. Taste is sugar, birthday cake, cocoa malt and a couple of berries.
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown/black. Big brown creamy head. Aroma is a mix of well-rounded (i.e. not too bitter) coffee together with cabe sugar, caramel and vanilla. Taste is very sweet, with a bitter mid to finish. Delicate and lingering coffee, espresso-ish bitterness. Medium/light body, oily to creamy texture.
Gorm (1672) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mørk brun/sort farge. Lukt av malt, kaffe, karamell, sjokolade, lakris og bek. Smak av malt, kaffe, karamell, sjokolade, lakris og frukt, samt god humle i både lukt og smak. Vinmonopolet.