DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle at the RBESG09 Grand tasting, sheffield. Alround rating: Huge black burnt malt character, quite a bit of soy character, nearly completly flat, oxidation tries to baalnce but ultimitly fails. Ljunkan (530) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle, big thanks to Alexander for this one. Pours a pitch black color with a small, almost non-existing head, which soon becomes a small ring of foam around the glass edge. Aroma is really powerful and nice; riesen (dark chocolate toffee), nuts, coffee, spices and liquorice. What a wonderful aroma ... Flavour is as powerful as the aroma with much riesen, dark chocolate, nuts, spices, coffee and liquorice. Fullbodied, thick on the palate, very smooth, almost oily/creamy mouthfeel, no carbonation. Warming, but the alcohol is extremely well hidden for 16%. A fantastic beer, all categories, and it feels balanced for a super strong imperial stout/porter. I love it! bierkoning (13810) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG Grand tasting 2009. Deep dark brown color, no head. Malt, just a bit of vennel, caramel and raspberry in the flavor. No carbonation whatsoever. Alcoholic, roasty flavor, vinous and caramelly. Still needs a lot of time to fully develop. Jonte (1496) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. Tre Små Rum. Gothenburg. Black colour with no head at all. Aroma: Roastiness, brown sugar, licorice, strong wine, alcohol and some chocolate. Flavor: Lots and lots of salty licorice, less sweet then the aroma indicates, a bit medicinal, some alcohol, some bitter chocolate, Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. No carbonation. Not very complex taste. Interesting, but one bottle for two persons was a bit too much. hirigalzkar (3292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. This was a real bomber... lots of salt licorice and chocolate liqour that hides the alcohol well. Another great beer from Beer Here!
Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with no head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, brown sugar, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet though with an acidic edge from the hard roasted malt with notes of soy sauce, wood, and alcohol, as well as light notes of oxidation, leading to a dry woody finish. A bit too much for my liking. Borresteijn (7595) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Black colour, no head. Aroma of sweet molasses, caramel, soy sauce. Flavour is soy, roasted malts, alcohol, a bit of coffee. Light bitter earthy finish. Fat mouthfeel. Ah, now I see the ABV, that explains a lot..A bit too much of everything in this one. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2009
2014-10-25, bottle from Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-8-4-17=
Black oily liquid with barely any head. Fantastic dark chocolate and leather concoction, rich; a bit old, but it’s maturing beautifully.
2009-05-16, bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009, 8-4-7-4-15=38
Black color, oily. Very nice American style aroma: roasted malt, hops, glue, phenol. Very strong body, a bit oily, roasted malt flavor, liquorice, chocolate; quite strong alcohol feeling, light sourness. The final, very bitter, is maybe a bit harsh. Too much.
Bottle, on Copenhagen Beerfestival. A black beer with just some tan bubbles as a head. Alcohol, coffee, some roast and a heavy maltyness, tending towards beefstock. Alcohol and sweetness in the mouth, with coffee and roasted malts drying it up. Beefstock and some licorice blend in. Flat, alcohol-warm and sugary. Warm finish with coffee and sweetness. A bit too much alcohol in this one, but I like it. Wise to have it in a nipsize bottle. (090516) Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle. [Beer festival 2009] Spare bubbly head that quickly disappeared. Spare display of lacework. Thick oily black color. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, chocolate, hint of smoke, liquorish, wood, dried fruit and alcohol. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and thick alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering thick oily roasted malty finish.