TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Very dark brown head that disappaites fairly quickly. The nose is huge with massive brownie and chocolate fudge notes jumping out. Charcoal hints with a touch of burning bourbon is behind it. A bit boozy in the nose. The mouth is heavenly. Thick, but not cloying, tons of dark chocolate dark fruit, with a touch of bourbon and vanilla. However the bourbon and vanilla really shine at the end, an almost reversal of the nose with chocolate playing a significant but not dominate part. It’s boozy pretty much from beginning to end, which is amazing given that I am drinking this in 2014 and one of the beers used, Mackmyra Jubileum is from 2009. Honestly the booziness is so pronounced it distracts a bit at the end. It’s hard to know when this beer would peak, but otherwise the flavors have melded pretty well together. Overall very enjoyable, but not a masterpiece.
bytemesis (7938) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
180cl bottle thanks to _angst! Pours pitch black with a small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly to a ring leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, touch of coconut. Flavor is similar, rich and medium sweet with strong roasty notes, vanilla, anise, cocoa, oak. Light bitterness. Fairly hot, especially on the finish. Full body and silky good mouthfeel. Quite the interesting little sipper!
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(thanks omhper!). Black colour ,small head. Aroma is liquorice, syrup, vanilla, alcoholl as well as some ripe fruits to go with it. Flavour is very similar, but a bit too boozy for it’s own good.
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget enjoyed at home. Deep brown almost black colour. No head. Smell from coffee vanilla chocolate and alcohol from the whiskey. Taste brings it all back.
olio (9939) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18 cl bottle @ wPBF’14.
Pours deep dark brown, almost black color with a minimal head. First thing on the nose is vanilla, coffee and dark chocolate follow with caramelous malts and tar. Flavor of tar, vanilla, hints of honey, burnt malts and dark dry chocolate. Almost oily texture, smooth bitter chocolaty palate. Very refined and complex. Excellent.
TBone (17047) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 18cl (WPBF)
Opaque black color, tiny off-white head. Roasted cocoa aroma. Full-bodied. Roasted, cocoa flavors, Mackmyra whiskey alcohol flavors. Tasty but less than single beers.
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
18 cl bottle @ wPBF’14, no BBE info
Aroma is sweetish with vanilla and cocoa. Flavour has whiskey, cocoa, vanilla, some woody notes and slightly salty licorice. Pleasant.
pushkinwow (2753) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle from bursprak, opened on Christmas Eve. Dark black with a beige head. Tannin, oak, vanilla, bourbon, balanced, dry, chocolate. Mild carbonation and moderate body, boozy, smooth, easy to drink but a little thin on the finish. Tasty though.
MikeJslc (778) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, thin tan head. Aroma: chocolate, roast, licorice, toffee, vanilla, nutty notes. Flavor: big complex malty flavor with dark bread crusts, chocolate, roast, licorice, burnt sugar, vanilla, bourbon. Full bodied and mildly sweet in balance. Very good.
thewolf (12370) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours opaque black with no real head. Aroma has vanilla, oak, liquorice, tar, roasted malts. Low carbonation, fine dry and quite oily mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet sticky vanilla, quite some liquorice, mild warming viniousness. Light caramel crunch. Lingering malty bitter finish.