oh6gdx (25563) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as RIP3. Quite much black colour with not too much head. Aroma is roasted malts, some alcohol, caramel malts, some toffee, vanilla and slight hoppyness. Flavour is toffee, caramel malts, some fruits, roasted malts, mild liquorice as well as some smoked wet wood. Quite nice.
rlgk (18748) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
SBWF 2010. Named RIP 3. Black beer with a small head. Malty vinous aroma, figs, raisins, chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate. Vinous flavor, figs, chocolate, raisins, oily notes, licorice and tar. Great beer.
Svesse (7965) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 (Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2 Oct 2010) RIP3. Black colour with creamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of strong black cofffee, soy sauce and dark bread. Malty, roasted taste with black coffee, cocoa, soy sauce, raisins and a touch of vanilla. Generous coffee/cocoa bitterness. Full body, slightly oily texture. Fairly sweet. Alcohol well hidden. Lovely porter in excellent balance considering the high abv. (8/4/8/5/16=4.1) Rerate: (Bottle, 9 Dec 2012, RIP2) Opaque black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruit, molasses, treacle and hints of ashes. Fairly vinous. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, cacao, dark rye bread, liquorice, molasses and a certain cacao bitterness in a vinous finish with a warming touch of alcohol. Full body, almost oily mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Better on tap, but still very nice.
olsvammel (6454) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at SBWF 2010 (Snickeriet - Monks Cafe). I think it was RIP3 I tried. It poured a very thick black liquid with no foam. Very intense flavour of chocolate and coffee. Also a very high sweetness. A lean back and sip beer.
omhper (23912) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival. Near black, no head. Tar, chocolate and molasses dominates the aroma. Sweet and full bodied with dense mouthfeel. Some salt and tobacco, lots of molasses. Salty bittr finish. The alcohol is well hidde, but it feels rather basic and shallow. Molasses gets in the way.