neongolden (1994) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2016
(Sample on tap @ Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, May 12 2016) Pours black with a dark beige head and spotty lace. Aroma of semisweet chocolate, vanilla, heavy roast, burnt wood, whiskey, coffee and dark fruit. Flavour is medium sweet and quite heavily bitter, with chocolate, lots of vanilla, whiskey, burnt coffee grounds, roasted grain, dark fruits and oak. Back end has a fair amount of roast and char with light hops for bitterness. Long aftertaste to it. Full bodied, creamy carbonation. Super balance. Tried to order one and got a second DL variant glass instead, thanks to a kind soul for offering some of his. Bullit (4803) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap, 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen. Black colour, thin dark brown head. Nose is roasted malts, vanilla, wood, coffee. Flavour is roasted malts and coffee, bit of vanilla, some dry wood. Finish is fairly bitter and dry. Good stuff. Habanero (4908) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours opaque black with a small, beige head, leaving a fair lacing. Aroma of whiskey, roasted malt, plums, vanilla and dark chocolate. Sweet flavor that ends up with a little malt bitterness and alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A great impy. zvikar (6575) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks DSG. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of toffee, glue, red wine, wood, caramel, honey, vanilla, some coffee and wax, flavor is sweet with some wood, toffee, red wine, plum juice, full bodied, great one Borresteijn (7595) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2013
33cl Bottle from De Molen Beershop. Black colour, light-brown head. Aroma of loads of booze in the beginning, bourbon, sweet soy sauce, hard roasted - ashy - malts, molasses, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is sweet, less boozy than expected apart from the slight burn in the finish, bourbon, oak, soy sauce, molasses, coffee, hard roasted malts, firm bitter roasted malts in the finish. Full-bodied. Good, just a touch from great. This one really needs to mellow out a bit more imho, although I usually like RIS’s fresh.
sic1314 (4773) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2013
Poured deep brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee. Full body, flavour of sweet caramel, roast malt. Might cellar a bottle and see how it develops after a couple of years. fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle n. 0679 from the De Molen shopolio (10672) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2013
Black color with generous head. The aroma is initially very nice with a whiskey impression, but less interesting later with a vinous touch along dusty and milky roasted malts. Good body strength and smooth mouthfeel, not thick; strong flavor of roasted malts, some dry dark chocolate shavings, and a pleasant whiskey character; strong bitterness, and the alcohol too is quite strong; evident liquorice in the end.
Excellent as usual.
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 5lickv1c (113) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
33 cl bottle. Vertical tasting with 666.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Nutty aroma, roasted malts, bourbon, licorice and chocolate, lots of molasses too. Very sweet sugary flavor, molasses, chocolate, faint licorice and syrup.
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.
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Pours bitch color with a small head. Aroma of bourbon, licorice, roasted malts and vanilla. Flavour of vanilla, licorice, roasted malts, chocolate and mild cherry notes. Very smooth and tasty.
On tap. Very complex and sweet aromas. Dark fruits and honey, a bit of coffee and a lot of chocolate. juanenka (267) - valladolid, SPAIN - JAN 18, 2014
Botella. Presencia negra opaca con espuma compacta marrón. Aroma torrefacto,frutos secos, queso y notas ahumadas con algo de madera. En boca licor café y madera bien integrado muy sedosa con largo final seco y licor dejando buenas dosis de chocolate.