tkrjukoff (4229) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Niklas. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is metallic, licorice, malty, fruity, sweetish. Velvety sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is malty, bitter, raisins, fruity, almost fullbodied, alcohol. Alcohol and bitter sweet medium palate. Finishes sweet and bitter malty.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Maple Tree Inn, Blue Island, IL.:Black pour with substantial head. Nose is roasted grain, chocolate, anise, spicy, vanilla, oak, and alcoholic. Huge ABV is prominent but not offensively so...a tad drying in the finish. This despite all the intensely sweet flaor notes that precede it...Chocolate, vanilla, big anise, oak, roasted barley. Relatively lively carbonation. Complex beer and extraordinarily potent...so be careful with this one.
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours black with a small beige head.Aroma of molasses, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate,beef stock and vanilla.Flavor is sweet and warming with some chocolate, roasted malt, licorice and vanilla.full body, soft carbonation.Nice beer.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Thanks to the Uinta guys for this sample. Pours a dark brown color with a caramel colored head. Has a sweet licorice taste with some nice layered chocolate notes. Nice bitter layers with the espresso flavors. The booze comes through but compliments the beer nicely. Very solid beer.
jcos (1747) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Savor 2011, June 4th. Pours a black color. Aroma is very smoky, from the oak. Taste is a little sweet, a little smokey. Interesting beer.
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capones during Philly Beer Week. Thanks to the guys from Uinta. Pours almost black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, roastyness. Taste is espresso bitters with a nice smokey backbone. Finish is somewhat warm, but exceptionally well hidden for 13%.
jsmerig (1387) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a large bottle during a Brewery Event at Capone’s in Norristown, PA. Aroma of smoke beef and vanilla. Pours near black with a reddish tan head. Malty sweet to start. Maple syrup with smokey middle. Very clean, and it finishes dry.
Gachupines (1145) - USA - MAY 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a thick dark tan head (almost brown. Aroma is rich, dark chocolate with some oak and toasted malt. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying at first, followed up quickly by a strong bitterness and an oily finish. Tastes like licorice, some chocolate with a little oak as well. Quite an interesting beer, drink it slowly.
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours black with a thick tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and licorice flavor with a slight bourbon trail, though the alcohol is well concealed.
Bullit (4285) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, licorice. Flavour of roasted malts, chocolate, some hops. A little boozy. Slight bitter finish.