Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjerluttonm (6763) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, chocolate, oak, vanilla and coffee finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Dark red-black, small head. Deep aroma. Cough syrup, some artificial fruit. Barleywine notes, rich cherry. Tart, dark chocolate. Alc reasonably balanced. Interesting. mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out notes of bourbon, spiciness, and roast. Flavour seems off a bit, with notes of cough syrup, other medicinal notes and light barrel notes. Something seems badly wrong here - how is this in the 100th percentile? Decent, but lacking. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to bytemesis. Deep brown pour with khaki head. Some lacing, even the next day. Roast, chocolate, dark fruit; coffee, soft vanilla and oak. Light marshmallow. Sweet, with warming, moderately bitter finish. Full body, slick texture. Overall: on the mellower side of treatments for this beer, but a nice sipper. Ferris (16521) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle - Little booze and nice roasty sweetness. Deep brown black with a decent light brown head. Roast, chocolate, light barrel and a nice finish. Not as good as the big brother, but still good.
Borup (15350) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, coffee, chocolate, oak and alcohol. teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 28, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours totally dark with no head at all. Only some big bubbles spread in the glass. Aroma is huge: lots of roasted notes, coffee, licorice, oak and dried fruits. Alocholic warm too. Taste is similar: very malty in the beginning, turning to a soft bitterness and ending with a soft warm sensation of alcohol and oak. Palate is silk, full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty brew Zekada (427) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Draught at Mikkeller, Black sensation. Smell has some chocolate, vanilla and malts. Pours black with a small beige head. Taste has some vanilla and some chocolate. Thin palate, yet oily. Nice beer, very pleasant. XaenDovet (1281) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle! Classic black. Aroma of vanilla, wood, raisin. Taste is bittersweet. Long dry finish. Creamy. GothGargoyle (2588) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Dark brown/black with a good chocolate head. Aroma is liquorice, de Molen yeast, dark fruits, blackcurrant, anise. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, smooth and complex on the palate. Taste is liquorice, blackcurrant, chocolate, anise, subtle hint of leather.