VsXsV (4469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016 madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th March 2012
Opaque black beer, good tan head. Softish semi dry palate. Rich malt - silky and barleywine like. Small amounts of roast and licorice. Nicely joined up red berry fruits from the Port Barrel, integrated very well indeed. Trace of hops before the semi dry finish. Lovely!
Bottle. 2012 vintage. Opaque black liquid with small tan head. Aroma of port wine, booze, red berries, red wine, raw sugar and light licorice. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of port wine, raisins, caramel, red berries and wood. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Nice, aged well. Remember this being quite boozy and edgy a few years ago. daje (4436) - NORWAY - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle, february 20th 2015. Black body with a small beige head. Malty aroma with heavy roast malt presence, licorice, tobacco. Taste is rich with chocolate sweetness, lightly salty, with cocoa and raisins in the finish. Very nice. Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2015
375 ml bottle at Hasse, thanks Lenner! Black with mocca head. Aroma has liquorice, dark malts, roasted notes, coffee, dark chocolate, barrel, salmiac and vanilla. Taste is intense, slight salty, dark chocolate, ash, tar, coffee, dark sugars, liquorice, caramel tobacco with a lasting finish. Really nice! larsga (7567) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
Small beige head doesn’t last. Opaque black body. Roasty alcoholic
chocolatey aroma with licorice notes. Sweetish spicy anise roasty
taste with peppery notes. Full-bodied. Flat, hot mouthfeel.
Sweetish earthy waxy aftertaste with roasty chocolatey notes. Not very
good. It’s just over the top. (0.375l bottle, from Copenhagen.) Inbreak (6218) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
25.02.2015, 0,375l bottle sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, weeds, oak, dark malts, alcohol, raw licorice, dark sugar, grass, bark, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, oak, alcohol, salty licorice, sour coffee, dark malts, grass, bark. Medium bitterness, dry mineraly and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a viscous black producing a small dark-tanned head. Aroma is oxidized, burnt grains and liquorice. Hints of wood, port, ash, leather and soy-sauce. Taste is sweet with loads of roast, ash and liquorice. Slight alcoholic note and a salty touch. Full body and just above softly carbonated. ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a jet black body with a large creamy long-lasting light beige head. Nose is leather, licorice, milk chocolate, nougat, pepper, raisins, alcohol, hints of coffee, dry chalk and port wine. Taste is licorice, leather, caramel, wood, port wine, hints of soy sauce, grains and alcohol. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Pleasantly aged, this imperial porter takes on both distinct barrel aging features as well as mellow oxidation. Enjoyable. Klimaet (2694) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of oats, chocolate, cocoa, some malts, oaky barrel notes, light butter, licorice, vanilla, dates. Taste is pretty dry chocolate up front, licorice, roasted malts, oaky notes, vinous notes. After taste is pretty skunky. tmrmwel (2156) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, with a creamy brown head. Aroma is mellow roasted malts, with bread and chocolate, as well as tobacco, dark fruits, oak barrels, and notes of red wine and coffee. Body is big and full, with a texture so thick it could easily be enjoyed by spoon. Soft to no carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, grain and bread, tobacco, cocoa and wooden barrels, as well as port wine, muscovado and some alcohol burn. Sweet tobacco notes in the finish. charlotte (5394) - rødovre, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black colour with small beige head.Aroma of port wine and salty liquorice nice and roasted with full body and heavy mouth feels and slight note of vanilla and chocolate.