Travlr (23613) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu. Black, beige head, Aroma of vanilla and chocolate liqueur. Taste is smooth and creamy truffles and brandy. Very nice.
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. BBE 2018. Special thanks to Markku from Pikkulintu! Colour is deep black with slightly brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Dryness, chocolate, some tartness, red wine elements and roasted malts. Extremely interesting.
jookos (6241) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
,sla. Pitch black. Light soury oakyness, vanilla, good chocolate and coffee. Dry nose, with milky notes. Full bodied, oily. Some sweet dried dark fruits, berries. Overall a very oaky oily IS. Soft, overripe dark fruity though also.
olio (9941) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090516.
Pours dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some fruity notes, dark malts and cocoa. Flavor of chocolate, cocoa, dark malts and fruits. Probably not in the best shape.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is jet black with creamy tan head and some fairly large bubbles. The nose has notes of wood, a fair bit of berry sweetness and anise. Notes of whiskey, roasted malt, and a tinge of alcohol. The wood is a bit lighter in the taste, more sweet with strong berry and anise flavors, a root beer quality with light roast. Very smooth and creamy with a gentle carb and an easy to drink finish.
Hermod (7226) - Vantaa, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ St. Urho´s 16.2.2012. Poured black with a brown head. So far so good. Aroma is bread, medicine and sour berries. Flavor is more medicine, anise and roasted malt. Very very oily mouthfeel. So overly sweet, I couldn´t hardly finish it.
tiong (6902) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Gloria, Kuopio. Originally rated on 19.12.2009. Okay imperial stout, barrel aged notes come through a bit too much and taste has strange notes of vegetables.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bartender discussed the #1-#3, said they are base beer (“Dessert Storm”?) aged in bourbon barrels (Wild Turkey?). The #1 is 2 months aged, #2 6 months, and #3 10 months.
#2 - Black, oily top with large bubbled small beige ring. Light oat and chocolate in the nose, moderate wood and cake. Flavor is ultra sweet but very light, cake-like with marshmallow at the front, dark chocolate mid, and root and anise in the finish. Creamy body, well integrated, but it does lack a complimentary malt.
tkrjukoff (4332) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick pitch black with a bubbly brown head leaving lace. Excellent sweet bourbon barrel, dark fruits, vanilla, sweet, fidges, port, roasted malts and alcohol aroma. Fullbodied sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is in my alley, period. Very sweet, roasted malts, very fruity, slightly sour, chocolate, port and warming alcohol. Sweet fruity roasted fullbodied palate. Finish is so lean with sweet, roasted and bitter tones well mixed together.
lusikka (7793) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle @ Ravintola Gloria, Kuopio. Rated @ 11.12.2009.
Pours a pitch black colour with a tiny brown head. Very strong aroma of chocolate, licorice and bourbon. Sweet flavour of chocolate, caramel malts and licorice. Bourbon is definitely there. Full bodied with an oily mouthfeel. One of the best beers in Finland.