Hansen (8601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Black beer. Has a light-brown head, diminishing. Heavy complex aroma, lightly roasted, chocolate, raspberries, solvents and lightly cider-wood. Harmonic. MacBoost (1924) - Victor, New York, USA - APR 6, 2016
275ml bottle. I guess since the Brits have small cocks, they make smaller bottles of beer too. Anyway, I chugged the entire thing in under 5 seconds. It was roasty, oaky and thick. Pretty tame. THANKS RICH!!! Zita (6326) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
light sweet toasted aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle 2008 Vintage. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hopy aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Chocolate and coffee notes. long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. markextrae (4450) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
2011 vintage bottle got shared at my local bottle shop, out of nowhere, one top want. poured a pitch black colour with a beige head on top. nose is filled with roasted malt, so much roast. deep sweet bakers chocolate, sweet dark red fruits, still some bitter ground coffe, sweet chocolate covered raisins. slight vanilla sweetness, charred oak, tobacco, amazing smooth mouthfeel. lovely. and from england! amazing stuff
Scottishchris (723) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Catchup rate. Pre-load prior to Jonski lunch (make of that what you will!). Bottle via eebria. 2013 vintage. Ok so this is the big one. Everyone raves about it, so it had to be done. Black, brown head. Big malty chocolate fruity coffee. Full thick body, soft fizz. Boozy but well hidden until you get up. I think it is the subtlety that gets this one the rates - not too full on, just really good and complex. I did like it a lot and very happy to share it with the main man. Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle shared with Desverger. Many thanks Reuben. (2011 Vintage). Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, oak. Full body. Very smooth on the palate. Soft carbonation. Smooth finish with alcohol notes. Very delicious. spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Had the pleasure of trying this a few times over the last few years. This is quite the beer. The aroma of a good english stout that is black as coal. Taste is rich, thick and chocolatey. Hits your palate with this a big punch of a stout but doesn’t feel or taste like a 11% stout. Look forward to trying this again. Cheers! Desverger (12259) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ed, shared with Niller, Hammel, DK (2011 Vintage) - inky black coloured pour with thin tan head. Aroma and taste is sweet and roasted malty, big bold chocolate notes, some dark fruit, soy, some subtle burnt malty sugar notes, so smooth and luxurious on the palate, wooden oaky nuances, subtle vanilla trace into the finish. Outrageously immense. Love it, rood (92) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2015
2012 bottle. Pours thick. In aroma a lot of cacao, brown sugar, muscovado. In taste beautiful sweet cacao, nice bitter from the black malts but like in a good espresso bitter, muscovado, minerals, salty, and a beautiful earthy flavour. No barrel effect perceived. The beer is beautifully balanced. Very very nice in palate, nice balance between sweet, salt, bitter and velvet mouthfeel. One of the best RIS I’ve drank ever ever.
Thanks berntholer for sharing this great one.