Marduk (7607) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 375ml bottle (Overpriced Beer Tasting 2016, thanks FatPhil). Pitch black color. No head. Looks viscous. Sweet, sugary, alcohol, chocolate cake, milky cognac in aroma. Sweet, licorice, ashy, alcohol, ashy, herbal in taste. Very sweet, dark plums, fruity, ashy in aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Walnuts in late late aftertaste. Quite nice. suurjuust (3504) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Overpriced beer tasting 2016. 375ml bottle, shared by Phil, thanks! Dark brown to black beer, no head. Nose is sweet-ish, ashy, booze, wood, some nuttiness. Flavor is sweet, eoasty, cocoa, chocolate, walnuts; finish is nutty, dry, some alcohol, lots of chocolate. Sticky, oily palate. Tastes way better than it smells. Rask0lnikov (1258) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
375ml bottle. Thanks, Phil! Almost black colour. No head. Alcocholy, nutty, rubbery, herbal, liqeurishy aroma. Lots of booze. Herbal, boozy beginning. Sweetness, herbs, booze. Toffee, vanilla, booze in the end. Alcocholy aftertaste. No carbonation at all. Heavy bodied, sweet, nutty brew. martjoobolut (4234) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours black. Aroma is sweet, massive chocolate, roast, some booze, licorice. Flavor is sweet and bitter, licorice, cocoa, caramel, roast, malt, burnt roast notes, soy, malt. Carbonation is flat. Overall: very good. Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle at home, #2905/3600, rake number 16KAY, 27/05/16.
Black with a moderate tan swirl that soon dis sipates to nyadda.
Nose is sweet malt, rich chocolate, mellow barrel, molasses, raisens, toasted coconut.
Taste comprises liquid fruit cake, light barrel tones, sweet malt, liquid chocolate, light charr, dates, raisens, light spice.
Hasn’t held up too badly at all ... a touch sweet and cloying but a decent enough sipper.
olsvammel (7220) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget (aged since release). At first the smell was awfull, smelled like a dead animal farted. But then it got better with lots of chocolate and caramel. Very sweet taste, malty with chocolate, caramel and fudge. Both the smell and taste improved allot when it got some air. Sweet liquid candy. TimE (5793) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2015
Pitch black color. Completely flat, big cacao nose with coconuts. Low carbonation tons of cacao and dark fruit, roasted malt. Sweet full body, but not over the top. Saeglopur (2154) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle shared by Gurthnar at Bratislava Slovak-Austrian RB Tasting, thanks!
MisoW (3547) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Black body, without any head.
Aroma of melting dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, some liquorice, dark fruits, booze.
Tastes of chocolate, coffee, some coconut, some liquorice, dark fruits, some yeast, booze.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes alcohol warming, with chocolate, cocoa, coffee.
Tasty. A comfortable, full sipper. Boozy, but also quite smooth, with a lot of tasty dark malts and some interesting other notes from the background.
Bottle at Shared Slovak and Austrian RB crew tasting 05/2015. Pours deep brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of licqourice, chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Taste is very sweet, licqourice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol is present, whiskey, coconut, cacao, soya sauce. Gurthnar (5820) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. This beer is one of the few boasting of several adjectives which actually delivers all of them. The color is very dark, almost black. Carbonation mostly escaped but that is OK here. It is really sweet but not disturbingly so. You get loads of caramel, coconut is present, whisky barrels as well and finally also light Belgian yeasty character. Complex but really nicely rounded and harmonic. Alcohol hidden well and easy drinking.