vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2014
#3000, backlog bottle at akkurat. Black pour with tan head. Sweet chocolate, roasted, whiskey, deep aromas. Very smooth. Creamy. Chocolate whiskey, oak and roasted flavors. mcberko (18930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Vintage 2008. Bottle sent from teorn88 (thanks so much, Matteo!) – been trying to hunt one of these down for several years now! Pours jet black with a very small tan head. Nose brings out lots of woody oak, roasted malt, and maybe some dry powdery cocoa. Flavour is fairly complex, with lots of oak and wood, medium roasted malt, and maybe some dried overripe fruits. Very woody and oaky, which are the flavours that dominate. Extremely soft palate, with low carbonation – no hint of oxidation. This is surely excellent, but number 1 in the world? A treat to have, but this is massively over-hyped. HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Many thanks to Joey for sharing these. Cocoa, smokiness, medium sweet, chewy texture, delicious stuff with great rounded character. I’d probably give it closer 5 if I felt more comfortable giving a higher score to a beer I’ve literally tried less than 4 oz of. hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 4-28-2012 at Fort Wayne, IN Gathering. This bottled beer courtesy of jsquire, pours a very small head, opaque almost black body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is wood, smoke, bourbon, and vanilla. The flavor is dark fruits, vanilla, a lot of bourbon, and smoke. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, wow another great sipping and complex beer! The various flavors come together very well to make for a very good tasting beer. This beer is well worth trying and a beer I want to have again. JimmyBoy74 (636) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
En liten smakportion hos Närke Kulturbryggeri. Fantastisk Doft och smak. Först blev det jag lite förvånad av smaken men så exploderar den!
biggsbowler (629) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle '06 - thanks Staffan - Pours a dark black with a tan head. Some viscosity and a nice body. It's a little peaty and some kind of woodiness. The taste is a smooth, rich chocolate with dark fruit. It's kind of mind blowing that I'm speechless. Have a Merry Kaggen Christmas!!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone KansaiBeerLvrs (5363) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2013
2007 vintage, 9%. Bottle courtesy of Per & shared at Christmas Tasting. The pour was a purple viscous thick pour with a brown head that lasts. An intense nose with hints of licorice with an even better flavor. Tons of chocolate, woodsy, coffee, no booziness but lots of warming. Woodsy thick molasses like mouthfeel velvety. An amazing beer, the nose is hard to pin down but each sip reveals different flavors & the aftertaste lingers while continuing to reveal new tastes. Umami, meaty wonderful stuff. Everything about this beer lingers from the smell, to the taste, the aftertaste & the head of foam. It’s become very reddish after warming up for a few hours while the taste gets smokey. This white whale of a beer lived up to the hype & was even better than the 2009 Dark Lord I had. Hypo_Luxa (67) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2013
Long pour into the glass produced a bit of head.
Licorice, port, molasses aroma.
Amazing mouth feel! There is heat but no burn. Very soft and subtle. Velvety sweetness that zaps the sides of your mouth and leaves your mouth watering. Amazing! PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87. In ’The Bishop´s Arms’ Malmö. Taken from notes.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla.
TASTE: dense chocolate, some bitterness, oak, some alcohol, amazing beer! NilsHenrikBo (25) - Västerås, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle 2009 in tulip glass. Thick black, creamy thick head. Roasty balance chocolate aroma, dark fruit, vanilla. Hints of leather and tobacco. Balanced and long lasting taste with smooth finish