GhostS (119) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
medium aroma - roasted coffee, burnt malt, smoked fruit wood (slightly burnt), dried black fruits, cognac notes, dried brown bread.
medium to strong taste - a lot of well roasted coffee (to burnt), burnt malt, pungent bitterness of something burnt (too much and unpleasant), tar, a bit spicy, a bit of chocolate with milk and caramel sweet, alcohol (cognac).
good, but too much of burning and pungent bitterness.
Nurmis (498) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours black with tanned head. Roasted malts, liquorice, some dark fruits. On the sweeter side. You can notice the abv, but not too bad.
Gramoit (465) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruits on the nose, smooth chocolate dominates the flavour with hints of toffee. Happy I have another one in the cellar!
mrjez (538) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2015 vintage shared @ Lingua tasting. Pours near black with mahogany highlights. Aroma of dark roast and dark fruits, plum, date, black cherry, discernible booze note. Rich malt flavour, very savoury, soy, anise, booze, plum. Has a warming feel, medium body, a touch syrupy with lingering bitter chocolate. A very nice sipper.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4806) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2015 vintage. A plum brown color with a tan head, raisins, soy, toffee, chocolate, and umami. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry finish. The taste is savoury dark chocolate and nutty. Very tasty malt forward beer that is clearly intended to be aged, now if only it was a bit more affordable...
AleRider78 (830) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice big frothy tan head and has a fairly dark brown appearance. Some sticky lacing remains. Aromas of roasted malts, some notes of chocolate and subtle coffee hints. Flavours of chocolate, cocoa, a little bit of vanilla and lots of toasty malts. Quite sweet. Alcohol is a bit noticeable but definitely not offensive at all. Smooth and slick mouthfeel. Quite a delicious brew.
Cunningham (7334) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black color with a fine head that leaves a fine lacing down the sides of the glass. Fine intensity in the aroma. Full body and a smooth carbonation. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Chocolate, mild fruity, some coffee mild roast. Lovely and balanced stuff.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]
Tranquillity (2033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Aroma like red wine or cognac. Prunes, tobacco and vanilla as well. Really complex. The body is black with a small thick brown head. The taste is heavily and thick of chocolate. Raisins, perfume and cacao. The finish is sweet like a port, but slightly too bitt r and sour for a 10. Overall heavenly.
ulrikolsen (527) - DENMARK - OCT 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. Aroma has dark malts, toasted malt, liquorice and notes of coffee and chocolate with a hint of grassy hops on top. Taste is quite complex with roasted malt, notes of burned caramel, liquorice and coffee with some sweetness and notes of grassy hops. Finish is balanced sweet and complex dark malty with some winey notes.
LLaurin (358) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is rye bread and some sweetness like honey and some coffee. Colour is very dark brown to black with small but nice head. Taste is also very bready with some honey notes and also coffee. Palate leaves rich honey notes and even some caramel notes.