cgarvieuk (22715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 Bottle RBESG 07 ... Deep Deep black ... rich malts rich and fruity little bit meaty ...thick syrupy rich malts lots of depth and character rich fruityness and lots of roast malts. 4.0
TK 2 Bottle at home ... Deep deep black ... rich roast malts ... rich chocolate and coffee ... not as viscous as Dark Horizon and not such an alcholic spirit burn ... deep fruit malts in amongs the roast. This is a great sized bottle to settle down with. A beer this nice should be small and slowly savoured.
This beer sums up all that i didnt like about RBESG (though it was still a great day) Bottle stored at home allowed to settle well, served and savoured over half and hour on a much cleaner palate. At RBESG i could see the potential of the beer but dont think the beer was given the respect it was due or the time needed to full apreciate and savour this beer. 4-> 4.3
Tk3 TOMS Ultimate Glasgow tasting ... On reflection and compaired to th other on the day , while this is still a stunning beer it didnt hold up for me to some of the others. 4.3->4.2
Tk 4 : Quick swallow at RBESG No notes but 4.1
TK5 Draught at EBF Copenhagen 08 ... Deep black ... toffeee roat malt nose ... rich tofee ... sweet molasis ... rich sily and smooth ... little tobacco ... little honey 4.1
Interesting that its higest rating was in the Comfort of my own home. I do find that i tend to enjoy my beers more when im relaxed at home, not frantically looking at whats comming next at a tasting or beer festival
Tap at De Molen event .... 2007 version... Nice sweet chocolate nose ... soft smooth chocolate ... loads of toffee ... little hop ... very chocolaty
Tap at De Molen event .... 2008version... much less chocolate ... little meaty ... good depth ... toffee ... little chewie ... soft and smooth...bottle at home ... home tatsing 280111... very booozy bourbon ... rich malt nose ... sweet malty roast ... toastyed malts ... gain little bourbon ... nice ... but too much 4.0
bottle at home ... home tasting 250111 ... 2006 vintage ... deep raisins and plums ... rich dark toffee nose ... dark malts ... soft bourbon ... dark raisins ... nice but not stunning 4.0
bottle at home.. 2008 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... soft meaty malt .. gamey nose ... dark sweet roast .. meaty malts ... rich soft malt roast ... dark sweet malts ... juicy roast ... soft fruits ... big berry fruits ... nicve .. so going 4.1 .. held up nicly
Bottle at salty horse 2009 drunk Oct 2016... Dark black.. thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet toffee chocolate Roast malts nose.... Dark black chocolate. . Meaty soya chocolate Roast.. Heavy rich 4.3
Leighton (19914) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at The Stout Tasting, London - huge thanks to Ken for sharing this bucket list beer. Vintage 2009. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown foam head. Similar aroma to the regular version, with the addition of some vanilla notes, plenty of dark chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with bitter cocoa, definite alcohol notes, earth, further dark chocolate. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more dark chocolate, brownies. Deep and tasty.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013
2013-03-17, vintage 2007, 5 years old, 7-5-9-4-17=42
Pitch black color with brown head. Mild aroma of roasted malt, with some soap (disappearing later), dust, apples, oak cask. Full bodied, the mouthfeel is round and smooth; dark chocolate flavor, very rich, with an accent of oak; it still has a respectable sweetness; there is some liquorice and tar; correct bitterness, with some more roastiness in the final, and pleasant alcohol warmth.
Tasted in parallel with the same vintage of ordinary Stormaktsporter, the Kaggen clearly holds up to the age much better.
2011-10-16, vintage 2006, 5 years old, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Black color, with medium sized brown head, not persistent. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey; nice but less impressive than it used to be. Round body, smooth mouthfeel, with excellent chocolate flavor, followed by pleasant whiskey booziness that (compared to the 5 years old unoaked Stormarktsporter) provides the edge that the fading bitterness cannot provide; also some liquorice, tobacco and tar. Warming alcoholic final.
Very good but declining.
2009-06-16, bottle at Glenfiddich Warehouse N.68, vintage 2007, 10-5-9-4-18=46
The bottle is served too cold.
Black color; the creamy head reduces quickly. At first it has a nice cheesy aroma; then liquorice and some roasted malts and ashes; it evolves as it gets warmer; very late, there are traces of vanilla and paper, tobacco, alcohol and very light paint remover. The cheese crust is the best part for this kind of beer.
Very good body strength, the mouthfeel is oily but not sticky, extremely smooth; possessive chocolate and roasted malt flavor, with a minimal sweetness to complement it; some vanilla appears only late, creating a dynamic effect; the liquorice too can’t miss this appointment; the subdued alcohol presence is vibrating. The final sensation in the mouth is still full, turning maybe too much on the roasted malts for my palate, but expected; and there is some pleasant espresso touch too, and tobacco.
I remembered a more complex brew.
2007-05-08, bottle at Akkurat, 30€, vintage 2005, 9-5-10-5-19=48
Black ink color; creamy head. Huge and wonderful aroma: glue, chocolate, sweet coffee, Xerès and Porto wines, wax, black raisins; deep, complex. Full mouthfeel; incredible; mix of flavors: ashes, vanilla, tobacco, malt, sweet caramel, toffee, rhubarb candies, medium dark chocolate, creamy; hint of liquorice and traces of roasted malt; alcohol warmth. Simply wonderful….
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2007 Nice black color. Aroma from honey and whisky, malty and with some tar. Flavor from whisky, tar, some ashes, malty notes. Oily palate, wonderful body.
Rasmus40 (18815) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is powerful and sweet, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted bitter finish. Great balance and very complex. Full bodied, soft and smooth. Brilliant. 090610
Koelschtrinker (18773) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Der angenehme Malzantrunk steigert sich in den Mittelteil hinein, in dem das Malz deutlich intensiver und vollmundiger wird. Stark schokoladig (herb) und würzig, wenig Zimt. Vergoren fruchtig, unglaublich Vollmundig. Nahezu perfekt! 14/14/13/15//15
Komplexer Malzantrunk, süßlich, deutlich röstig. Malzig bleibend, fast schon unglaublich komplex wie hier mit den Malznoten gespielt wird. Im Hintergrund fnden sich leichte Noten einer Eichenfasslagerung sowie des unbedeutenden Hopfens. Sehr leicht alkoholisch, malzig-bitter (zwischendurch), schokoladig werdend, langer dunkelschokoladiger Abgang. Hammer Bier! 13/14/13/14//14
Beerhunter111 (18544) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle from a trade with omhper, many thanks Per!!! (2008 Version) Pours almost black with a huge most good lasting brownish head. Aroma of intense chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, some alcohol. Taste of strong dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, liquorice, the alcohol in present, really nice beer, thanks a lot Per!
harrisoni (17715) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
2006 Bottle bought at GBBF 07. Black colour with a thin tan head. Intense choc aroma. Like the highest cocoa chocolate you can buy, plus a distinct heather aroma. A little bit of petrol and tar too. Opened with very little carbonation but carbonation is evident in the glass. I’ve had this twice before at GBBF and at RBESG and both times I was blown away by it. Serving temperature is very important. Too cold and you lose a lot of depth of flavour. Pours oily, clear dark brown. Heathery aroma is quite distinct. Lovely in mouth, but for me, the outstanding thing about this beer is the finish and is possibly the best finish I have tasted. Breath taking. It stops me in my tracks. As it warms up, the beer opens up and the aroma and finish are truly sublime. Gorgeous, lovely and I have another 2 bottles to hone my review. Heather gives it a final spicy kick. Worthy as my 4k beer.
saxo (17639) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at "den tatoverede enke". Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste wonderful. Lots of licorice, roast malt and chocolate mixed with honeylike sweetness and wood.
yngwie (16768) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, at the Rover, Gothenburg. (2006 vintage, 10%) Served in a Triple Karmeliet glass, which proved to be a nice choice from the barman. There’s just nothing to complain about regarding the appearance of the beer. It’s jet black, with a creamy, tan head. The aroma is smooth as hell, with lots of mocha doing a good deal of the job, but has company of a sweetish vanilla and marzipan scent. The alcohol can be detected, but is very weak. In the mouth, it’s very sweet in a good way, with flavors of mocha, some vanilla and a hint of alcohol and dried fruits. It’s very low on bitterness, and also on hops, but it’s just delightful. Sort of leaves me lost for words. (080710)