suurjuust (3959) - ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2018
275ml bottle, 2015 vintage, shared by Phil, thanks! Dark brown beer, no head to speak of. Nose is banana skins, roast, molasses, dried plums, touch of vanilla, feels thick. Flavor is banana, roast, vanilla, plums, hazelnuts. Dry and woody finish, a smidge of petrochemicals. Complex, subtle, and ecen the petrochemicals fit this. Marduk (9014) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2018
275ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). 2015. Pitch black colour. No head. Sweet, caramel, raisins, chocolate, very ripe banana in aroma. Sweet, ski tar, very ripe dried banana slices, oak and dusty in taste. Ski tar, banana slices, sweet in aftertaste. Alcohol is there. Very nice sipper. martjoobolut (5562) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2018
Bottle (thanks fatphil). Pours black. Aroma is roast, malt, banana, tar. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, roast, banana, sticky, petroleum, malt. Finish has some warmth. Overall: great. JefVerstraete (3878) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2018
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks LazyPyro! Dark brown/black colour, dark brown foam. Very complex nose of dried fruit (plums), berries, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa. Wow, this is a fantastic beer! Iznogud (5072) - CROATIA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle, 250 ml, courtesy of Craig (thanks!). Shared with JFK10000 and Max. 2015. Dark brown with brownish head. Oily. Roasted malts, huge chocolate, cocoa, sweet, light sourish, grapes, dark fruit. Easy drinkable. Full bodied. Loved the chocolate and fruit combo and so drinkable. Fantastic.
LazyPyro (2029) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
275ml bottle, 2015 vintage. Pours thick black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, leather, roast malts, plum, liquorice. Taste is the same, sweet chocolatey, roast malts, dark fruits, plum, leather, liquorice, simply sublime, warming finish, doesn't seem like 11%. Full bodied, luxuriously smooth, probably the thickest beer I've ever had, fine carbonation. Wonderful. kryon (4052) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with low brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, hazelnut, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste has notes of roasted malts, brown sugar, chocolate, vinous fruits ansalon (4325) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2017
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, roasted malt, oak. Taste is chocolatey and roasted with vanilla and caramel notes and barrel character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. dzudohonor (369) - POLAND - NOV 22, 2017
no w końcu udało sie dorwać - dzięki Ben! Vintage 2012. W aromacie czuć, że będzie gęsto i konkretnie - spalone drewno z ogniska, lekki torf, lekka wanilia- no jest charakter whisky, do tego czekolada i trochę ciemnych owoców. Super aromat! Smak: wędzona śliwka to pierwsze co mnie uderzyło, wow bardzo przyjemne odczucie, słodka czekolada z ciemnymi owocami, lukrecja, kawa, dębina, wanilia, troszkę ziemiste, ciało średnie, w kierunku bardziej gęstego, fenomenalnie ukryty alkohol. Zdecydowanie GHKSR zasługuje na miejsce w Top50, jest to piwo nieprzeciętne, świetnie zbalansowane i oferuje masę doznań. Ktwse (5875) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2017 Wow. The hype. When I first got in a position to realistically get this, it sold out in 2 minutes flat online, and I was left feeling empty. Said and done, rented a car, took the family on a road trip, and visited the brewery. So glad I did because Alan is an amazing guy. Super friendly, super kind and so relaxed. Now... the beer... well, it pours black with a low tan head. looks good enough, but not top marks. Aroma is a different story. chocolate, coffee, and more importantly, whisky notes. Vanilla, bourbon, Scottish whisky, dark dried berries... complex and brilliant. Taste is incredibly smooth and velvety, but also too rich in muscovado and dried fruit for top marks. Super sweet, super smooth, super rich...! Body is rich and creamy, velvety, smooth, with soft carbonation.