bartlebier (3815) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boxed 500ml bb2023, paired with heated BBC Question Time Brexit discussions... - Dark plummahogani pour, crema. Extremely savoury, umami-meaty, near horsemeaty aroma over the dark malts candy chocolate beans...very slowly opens up to Turkish lokum, cured furniture, burnt carame, brandyish fumes but no Belgian-style phenols or esters. Bit of a burn in the flavours as well, mainly abv-powered. Silky mouthfeel, chocolate powder, indeterminate candy and again those beef jerky meats among the Mon Chérie and liquorice root... Smooth, with a warming burn on the swallow. - Very complex and mature flavours here to be re-discovered over the boxed BB months.
portwood (264) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet chocolate, molasses, cherries, licorice. Soft carbonation, thick mouth feel. Espresso, rum soaked cigar, slight bitterness, dryish finish. Delicious stuff! Nose is a bit restrained and a touch too sweet on arrival keeps it from being the perfect beer in my book. (bottle bb 2024)
Tognetta (914) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totalmente negra, turva, espuma marrom de boa formação e persistência. Aroma em ordem de intensidade: álcool, café, framboesa/cereja, toffe, amadeirado, complexa. Paladar de médio amargor torrado, médio dulçor caramelado. Corpo licoroso e baixa carbonatação. Final de longa persistência, trás um defumado leve, mantém o café sem esconder o álcool.
Pilsnertest (237) - 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 (916) - 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 (957) - 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 (3553) - 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 (4925) - 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 (409) - 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 (12485) - 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.