Nisse666 (7978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2011
Sample from bottle at portveckan at BAJT 2011-10-19 Göteborg
- No dates on the bottle!
AP: pitch black, no head
AR: roasted cofey, vinos, peppery, almonds
F: vinos, licorice, maderia, roasted malt, medicin, very bitter, high warming factor olio (10548) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
25 cl bottle @ Pikkulintu.FatPhil (17078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2011
Rated on 20110729.
Pitch black colour with no head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, liquorice, soy-like salmiac and some coffee. Flavour of liquorice, salmiac and tacky syrup. Surprisingly easy to drink despite the high ABV.
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Averaging 2 ratings, giving preference to the one in a more rating-conducive environment.finol (3500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
250ml bottle (RBESGG2011, Grand Tasting) - "danish thimble" (6:4:5:3:11=2.9)
Black, but flat. Burnt aroma. Too much so. Sticky. Bitter bite, as much from burntness as anything else. Too burnt, astringent. Finish has at least some coffee to save it from being not worth drinking.
Rerate: 250ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, Olutopas Pikkujoulu Aftermath)
7+ Super rich barley-wine aroma.
4 Basalt, no head.
7 Super salty taste. Heavy roast too, but salt dominates. Alcohol is only covered in the sense that the salty bite is the bigger one.
4 Salt on the palate too, sweetich and sticky as well. Finish full and not as overpowering as it is in the mouth. Rich on the burntness but not too astringent.
13 Unnecessarily strong, but just keeps itself sippable. Shame about all the salt - weird.
Bottle at Bishops Vasagatan.
Pours heavy black without any head.
Sweetm heavy, lots of licorice, salmiak and chcolate.
Resemblances with Sam Adams triple bock. Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle 250ml @ home
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2011
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting @ Harlequin. pitch black with no head. Strong malty aroma, caramel, burnt sugar,alcohol. Sweet malty taste, caramel, molasses, some soy. Pretty alcoholic. Nice but a bit to extreme. laiti (8513) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. No BBE infotiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Aroma of roasted malt and alcohol with hints of sugar and coffee. Flavour of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet sugar, salt liquorice and hints of dark coffee. Full-bodied and dryish palate.
250ml bottle @ Pikkulintu, Helsinkilusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2011
Pours pitch black with a minimal head. Massive aroma has notes of alcohol, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and liqourice. Slight hints of vanilla and oak. Taste is quite roasty and malty with notes of alcohol, coffee, chocolate and caramel. Smooth, warming finish. Great, full bodied and well balanced.
250 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki.SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a black colour without a head. Aroma of roasted malts, licorice and alcohol. Flavour of roasted malts, licorice, floral hops and even some chocolate. Quite burning mouthfeel with a roasty, licorice finish. Alcohol comes through a bit too much. Still good.
Flaska för 8 euro (kostar över 500 kr på Bishops Arms i Stockholm).
Beksvart och helt skumlöst. Fantastisk doft av mörk choklad. Otrolig stor smak av söt lakrits. Ganska torr och het med tydliga toner av russin och svisker. Mycket, mycket gott!