olio (7424) - Tampere, - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Timo A.
Pours pitch black color with a small, rapidly dissipating beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, mild red wine notes, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor of dark berries, roasted malts, tar, honey, some dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and some soy. Some mildly disturbing tangy notes here, hoped for smoother experience. Quite complex and tasty but a bit off. Somewhat disappointing.
StueyD (1408) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark brown black beer with a dark coffee coloured head. A rich fruit pudding aroma, candied peel, raisins, treacle, then a mild woodiness that bring in a hint of spice. Dry mouthfeel. A dry taste, the woodiness and the vanilla spice lead, adding a dry nutty flavour. This is followed by slightly smoother dried fruit flavours, raisins and candy peel, plus treacle and bready. Towards the end a boozy tartness comes in. The finish is long, dry nutty and woody, with a boozy tartness and slightly sweet dried fruit.
Finn (4710) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smaksprøve fra Rune. Kullsort. Lavt farget bobleskum. God sjokoladearoma med hint av lakris. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Rik smak med mye lakris. Et visst preg av tørr sherry. Langvarig tørr ettersmak. Utmerket øl!
Rune (9230) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle with a black neck, topped by a cork and a wire cradle. Bubbly tan-coloured head, nice lacework on the glass. Black as pitch. Smell of cocoa, vanilla oak, mid-sweet. Taste of dark fruits, earth, biscuit and bourbon beneath it all. Drying aftertaste warming down the swallow. Likable Saturday night sipper at home in Tromsø, 25.04.2015.
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, thanks to Daniel, 27/03/15.
Black topped with a moderate tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, herbal, spice, woody notes, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises ashen tones, earthy roast, chocolate, herbal notes, light spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with warming alcohol tones.
Ok but lower order for the style.
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml, BB Dec 2022 (2012 vintage?), 11.2%. Shared at Bruce’s. Black, no real head. Aroma is papery, card, chocolate, woody. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is drying, chocolate, a little honey, boozey, dry ashy finish. Nice enough.
Leighton (13826) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Daniel. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige head. The nose has some roast, fusel alcohol, burnt wood. Medium sweet flavor with some bitter dark chocolate, oily dark fruits, earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more cocoa, burnt wood, more dark fruits. Pretty decent.
Scopey (8791) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours jet brown with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, juicy, oily, apple brandy, sweet, syrupy, sticky and burnt rocky road. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, charred wood, dirt, burnt sugar, rocky road, leather and ash with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Ok. So-so.
ekstedt (5903) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Black with beige head. Soft roasted malt aroma, some chocolate and coffee, some toffee and barrel notes. Fullbodied, llow ccarbonation. Semi sweet, low to medoum bitterness.
Fredd_an (191) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sötalkoholisk doft av vanilj & bourbon samt havre. Smak: Söt, chokladig havrekrisp, Metalton, vanlig bourbon smak
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suprchunk (2577) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Alcohol nose up front. Roast and slight honey follow. Taste is roasty and a little hot.