Scopey (14215) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Richmondo, big thanks to Dan. It pours darkest brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is rich, oily, sweet, chocolate, fruit cake, vanilla, umami, sweet coffee, candied plums, toasted sesame and some soy sauce. The taste is rich, sweet, oily, sweet jam, dark fruits, prune, warming alcohol, earth, caramel, toffee, fruit cake and warming alcohol through the finish. Full body and chewy, oily mouth - feel. Well made, just far too sweet for me.
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in Richmond - big thanks to Daniel! Pours deep brown, mostly clear, with a slight town foam head. Scorched malts in the nose, some booze, dark cocoa, ash. Big sweet flavor with syrupy chocolate, some toasted toffee, mellow earthy bitterness, dark fruits, berries, raisins. Full bodied, syrupy and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with sugary chocolate, light bitter burnt earth, some stinging alcohol, brownies, more raisins, figs. This stuff is big and sweet. Enjoyable in small pours.
Holmen1 (5687) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Denne har jeg ventet lenge på å hente opp fra kjelleren, men heldigvis er den eneste måten p kvitte seg med en fristelse er å gi etter. 63 års bursdag er en fin anledning! Nesten helt svart, med lite skum. Intens aroma av knekk/mørk kandis, tørkede fruker, lakris, dessertsjokolade og andre lekkerier. Stor og balansert munnfylde, lite karbonert. Lang, søt og lekker ettersmak. Varmer skrotten på en kald januarkveld.
Countbeer (6534) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Small lively ashy beige head on topmof a black beer.
Aromas of some hops, darker fruits like berries (but not tart), soy, chocolate, sweets, roast, coffee, alcohol.
Flavour is soy, sweet, brown sugars, coffee, earthy, hint of peat, light spice/alcohol, some raisin, sweet and cloying...
Aftertaste is sweet, light bitter, soy, brown sugars, light woody/sweet dried leaves and some chocolate...
Low carbo, less watery than no.4 and a body between medium and full...
mikeyo1 (808) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. cellared since 2011. Pitch black with almost no head. Roasted and sweet aroma with coffee, dark chocolate, dark sugar, syrup, chilli, prunes and raisins, hints of blood. Alcohol is quite sharp in aroma but more so in the taste. Medium to big bodied mouth feel, low to medium carbonation. Taste is sharply roasted and cloyingly sweet with overall good and thorough vinousness. notes of espresso, chilli, raisins, prunes, caramel, dark chocolate, dark sugars, malt, licorice. Hints of fanilla. Lingering booziness, candy and syrup, leather, coffee and coffee bitterness.
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample @ BAJT. Pours viscous pitch black with a small mocha head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and sugary with roasted malts, toffee, dark roast coffee, green chilli, raisins, prunes, moist soil and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is viscous, cloying sweet, roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is heavy sweet and slightly bitter with roasted caramel, toffee, coffee hard candy, chocolate syrup, raisin and prune molasses, moist soil and alcohol. Awfully sweet and not much else. Hard to drink.
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big sweet beer with lots of chocolate, coffee, espresso, roasted grains and dark brown sugars. Quite full bodied with a very oily syrupy texture, lots of sweetness, coffee and some bitter chocolate bitterness. Lots of coffee, toffee and the bitterness at the end is very bitter chocolatey and slightly smoky.
Burnt sugars, vanilla, bourbon, really good beer.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, from 03.07.08. Pours dark dark brown with no head, small light brown ring, very vinous. Aroma is really sweet and brown sugar, rock candy, sirup, fudge, port wine, grapes, puddersukker, coffee, some yeast. Aroma is super sweet! Gets some balance from burnt sugar and toasty malts. Reminds my of a cold irish coffee! Starts out like Kahlua. Very liquor-like, definitely a sipper, some dry liquorice, slight cinnamon. Medium to full oily body with sweet port wine finish. Slight bitter roasty coffee and some dry toasty malts. Warming alcohol. Slight more cocoa as i warms.
Vestergaard (2086) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2008 thanks to LukasMH! Pours an oily, dark reddish brown with a small, oily head. Aroma has lots of brown sugar, syrup, port wine, booze, roasty malts, toast. Taste is extremely sweet. Lots of sugar, burned and roasty malt notes, coffee, slight rye, sticky sugar sweetness. Bitter finish with a big alcohol burn in the throat. Licorice. A true slow sipper! Very sticky and oily body and a low carbonation. Extremely tasty.
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.25 L bottle from Bieropholie in a nice tin canister, served cool in a tulip glass. Brewed 03/07/2008, BB 03/07/2018.
App.: Fairly deep brown-black with no head whatsoever.
Aroma: Sweet and very deep/dark, a little booze, goes deeper/darker than chocolate, coffee or molasses, almost black pepper, an odd bright note with some acidic black coffee, something that makes me think of bbq sauce (maybe smoky? Molasses? Spicy?).
Palate: Medium-full body, nearly still, a little syrupy.
Flav.: Quite a lot of coffee, very sweet, chocolate and molasses, a deep/dark/resinous note, more coffee, plenty of booze (not in a bad way though); sweet with a LOT of booze and a long finish of dark malts and coffee...lots of coffee.
Seems to have held up well.