Pilsnertest (261) - SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. 2013 vintage. So. I liked this beer very much as new. Remembering it as thick and full of flavours in harmony. As approximately four years old the flavours are struggling a bit with each other. It's a bit boozy and dry. Old coffee, liquorice and prunes with a disturbing papery and dry aftertaste. So the rating is with the new one in mind. I have one more which will be opened somewhere around 2023 where I believe we have another beer that very much could be a great beer.
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lello4ever (942) - ITALY - MAR 11, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Buonissima Imperial in stile americano. Aroma intenso di liquirizia e tostatura. Al palato dolce, corposa e avvolgente, cioccolato e caramello. Carbonazione bassa.
thellgren (1001) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Appearance is black/ruby. Taste is complicated: sweetish but also dry, not really bitter, but dry as lambic. Well, no roasted barley here. I expected even more sweetness since this style was the favorite of Russian royal court.
sjogro (3763) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle at THT March at Kwartje. Black with cream head. Deep roasted malts, very sweet, licorice. Big sweet, mild bitter. Full body, milky creamy feel, soft carbonation. Quite nice bit too sweet.
Maakun (5174) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at THT. Almost black with eige head. Lots of chocolate, raisins, light chili, dead leaves, fake chocolate candy. Lots of sweet chocolate and candy notes with soft fruits and quite some spices. Medium bodied with slick feel.
Svartvit (512) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the March THT. Pours close to black, small tan head. Very sweet, candy sugar, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate malts. Over medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, low carbonation.
kermis (12698) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at THT. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate, caramel, toffee and malt. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light full bodied with soft carbonation.
Nische (2145) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Roasted aroma with dried fruit, liquorice, raisins and caramel. Taste is perfectly balanced between dried fruit and raisins on one side and salty caramel, liquorice and roast on the other. Beautiful beer.
19Oracolo78 (179) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Birra dal colore mogano. Schiuma color beige fine e persistente. Al palato ben strutturata con note di malto torrefatto, cioccolato amaro, caffŤ. Finale lievemente amaro. Una birra abbastanza alcolica dove líalcol non si sente per niente. Una birra che non scende molto facilmente per la sua struttura ma rimane comunque molto piacevole.
maar (28) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle.
Aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, and sweet malts. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice, and caramel. Itís not too heavy, not too thin, it sits pretty damn good where itís at. Itís smooth and round and the mouthfeel is medium, and and just a bit sticky. Really enjoying this one.