Proteus (98) - FINLAND - NOV 9, 2007
2006 bottle version. Opaque black, almost like engine oil with a small fading brown head. I had my doubts about this one, thaught it was overrated but after tasting it I must agree with the most of the raters here. The aroma and flavor develop during the tasting and you can almost say you’re tasting a different beer in the end than in the beginning. Sweet aroma of raisins, prunes etc. A deep flavor of caramel malts and even some rancid fruit taste but in a good way. Also chocolate and honey come out in the flavor. Very malty finish and palate, even some yeasts coming thru. Simply a great beer that you would like to drink more often! koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2010
Roast, wood, bourbon all in perfect balance. Very complex, with every sip there is something different to taste; chocolate, coffee, honey, bourbon, wood. deft (84) - SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2008
2006 version bottle at Rover 2008-02-08. Pitch black and a little brown head. Fudge, oak, chocolate, kind of sweet scent. Also coffee and some smoke. All of this in a very long aftertaste makes a perfect finish for a very pleasant drink. Lean back and enjoy! ephemeral8 (69) - denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2012
2007 bottle at Akkurat in Stockholm. Nose is caramelly, rich chocolate, hints of toasted coconut, fermenty umami, and oily roasted nuts. Some strange metallic fish scale notes. Mouth is rich and swells with alcohol in the mouth, especially compared to the unoaked. I definitely preferred all the vintages of those. Although this is quite nice, it’s a bit of gilding the lily for me. Also the fish notes are strange--my lasting impression is of a German Chocolate cake doused in fish sauce. ejay (67) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
Sephiroth (66) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2007
2008 [email protected]
Arms, Malmö Central.
Compact dark color with light beige head. Aroma of figs, dates, overripe raisins, malt. I could sit and just smell this for a really long time! Taste is similar and very powerful, aftertaste of alcohol. Medium carbonation. Full mouthfeel. A really nice beer. Not for a day in the sun, but great to share in a pub with some friends.
Big thanks to those who allowed me to sample this rare brew. It is nearly opaque in my snifter, and has good carbonation all things considered. Big aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and chocolate. There is some alcoholic heat, along with vanilla and chocolate. There are ripe fruits, oaky tannins, everything is more restrained than in some other BA Stouts. Silky smooth on the palate, and coating at the same time. I wish I had a whole one of these. Hypo_Luxa (59) - 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! AcctError46355 (54) - Sandared, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle. Wonderful colour. Nice taste of chocolate and some coffe. Loong and very complex taste; chocolate, coffe, vanilla among others. The second best beer I have ever had (after the oak aged Yeti from Great Divide). Cipressaia (53) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2011
Impressionante la quantità di aromi e sensazioni che riesce a restituire. Ma non è propriamente la birra che berrei ogni giorno. Not my cup of tea. LisaR (46) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2008
On bottle at Akkurat and Bishops Porterfestival, 2006 edition. Dark colour, aroma of chocolate, christmas, bourbon, coconut, ensialge. The flavour is sweet, round, butter, licorice, elderberries, bitter shocolate, metallic.