BlackHaddock (6561) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (2012) between five at the December 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting in Chez Sophie. Cheers Mat for another interesting offering. It poured reddy brown, a very dark brown actually, sadly no head at all. Aroma was of malts and dried fruits (dates, figs etc). Taste was rich dried dark fruits (again dates and figs) and coffee/chocolate cake. Alcohol noticeable but not ’in your face’ for a 19%ABV brew.
minutemat (4639) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from trade with Gunnar @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie. Pours deep reddish dark brown, no head whatsoever. Aroma of rich malty grainy dates, cola. Taste is oily, rich dark fruits, grains, dates, dark fruits, chocolate cake, warming, rich, boozy. For a 19% beer, this is surprisingly balanced.
daigoon (166) - - JUN 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 me bottle. Nearly black. No head. Some taste of alcohol. A nice dessert beer.
AlfSt (27) - - APR 2, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Massive, well-balanced and slightly sweet. Lingering rich, full flavored taste, flat foam. Hints of dried fruit, spices and dark malt. Perfect to Christmas cakes and desserts. Good candidate for storing a couple of years.
EHSRanders (2009) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with large creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet spicy flavor with worm alcohol finish. Creamy palate.
AaronTDubs (379) - - FEB 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby brown color. Almost no carbonation. Lots of alcohol up front in the aroma with some chocolate, fruits and vanilla. Rich, oily mouthfeel. Very sweet beer. Dried fruits, berries, lingering bitter toastiness. Very hot. This should be an undrinkable mess, but it can work nice as an after-dinner drink.
TubaEmil (8) - - JAN 16, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Karlsen (43) - Hønefoss, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dyp mørk brun. Aroma av malt, kramell, kaffe og olje. Smaker anis, nellik, karamell, heftig shit. Dette ølet utfordrer smaksløkene. Lager en story med smaker. Fantastisk opplevelse
Simonsen (1202) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske. Mørk karamell. Lite karbonert. Lite skum. Smaker kaffe,stjerneanis,nellik,lakris. Heftig mørk juleøl som må deles
gyllenbock (8171) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Tromsö, bought in July 2015. (vintage 2014)
Clear dark amber with no head. Sweet aroma and taste of dried fruit, caramel, malt, light licorice and some hints of nuts. The body was big. Warming alcohol in the finish.