_angst_ (4560) - Göteborg, - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of Enjoyit. Pours pitch black with a small creamy mocha head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and slightly fruity with roasted malts, raisins, alcohol, cherries in brandy, pumpernickel bread, salty liquorice candy, charred wood, prunes and hints of grass. Taste is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, peppery raw vegetables, resinous wood, dark roast coffee, prunes, raisins, alcohol, figs, rubber, Christmas fruitcake, bitter chocolate, salty liquorice and pine. Mouthfeel is round, creamy, slightly boozy, tiny astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, bitter and fruity with roasted malts, salty liquorice, prunes, raisins, resinous wood, black tea, dark roast coffee, moist soil and orange peal.
Speko (234) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 300. Pours black with small beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, (plums). Taste of vanilla, cocoa, raisins, apricot perhaps. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
MrOrla (2418) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Christian. Pours deep black with a brown head. Aroma of choco, sweet malts, vanilla, light roast, wood, berries. Taste is sweet, vinous, coffee, light spice, light cellar. Dry wood finish. Nice.
rekvium (425) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, 2011 - thanks a lot Scheffel! Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, light sweet liqourice. Taste is heavy coffee, light liqourice, vanilla, melasses, body is a bit thinner than expected. Way better than expected, this is really good!
hackobock (3672) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
december 12, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with Dedollewaitor, thanks!
Black with a large brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, plum, licorice, leather, coffee, hints of tobacco, wood, dark berries. Taste is light sweet, roasted and a bit sour. Finish is slight salty, light sweet with plum and licorice, bitter chocolate, earthy and woody notes, some tobacco and a sourish finish. Medium bodied, quite creamy texture with a dry finish, soft carbonation.
There is a good beer behind the sour notes, unfortunately the sourness is too prominent and takes over too much in the end.
Rototo64 (70) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastique.superbe mousse qui donne envie de s’y plonger.. au nez, on est sur du chocolat au lait,café, caramel,vanille.on sent que ca va etre épais!!!!
En bouche, ben, c’est bien ça, épais,chocolat, épicé, café sur la fin, merveille de suce et d’amertume, définitivement une excellente bière de Noel, meme en plein mois de Juillet...
Erzengel (8024) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweetish malty beginning. Lots of sugary sweetness, sticky, hints of roast, lots of malty sweetness with caramelly-roasted parts. Not too bitter in the aftertaste, lots of sweetness, candy sugar, malt.
ElDesmadre (3309) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Plovmand, thanks! Lots of licorice in this one, as well as vinous woody notes. Strong pumpernikel aromas, some coffee. Full bodied, only light sweet, light salty as well which is really nice (licorice!). Moccha-like finish, light bitter, lots of black olives as well. Nicely hidden alcohol. I loved the flavour depth. Excellent.
geophagus (664) - Lubin, POLAND - MAR 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 0.33, few months after best before) Black untransparent colour. Brown, thick, medium sized, slowly falling head. Nice lacing. Full body, oily to syrupy texture, low carbonation, very smooth mouthfeel. Aroma: Very rich, medium to strong burned, light wood, sherry, licorice, dark chocolate. taste: medium sweet, light to moderate burned bitterness, licorice dark chocolate, coffee, very good hidden alcohol. Great balanced, realy tasty, rich in taste and aroma beer. Very strong but still easy to drink.
Stuu666 (11191) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is meaty. ginger, nutmeg, chocolate, taste is similar, fruity.
Svesse (7939) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pitch black colour with lasting, creamy brown head. Malty, roasted, slightly vinous nose with notes of strong black coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, blueberries and a touch of tar. Malty, roasted taste with dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice, blueberries, hints of tobacco and tar and a generous cocoa bitterness in the finish. Full body, quite smooth and mellow mouthfeel. Just a touch of sweetness, but mainly dry. Exceptionally well balanced, with alcohol well hidden. Lovely beer!