VastActiv (7490) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 16122011. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Hints of bourbon, coffee, sweetness, vanilla and roasted malts. larsniclas (7194) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at SBWF11
Pitch black. Small beige head.
Milky chocolate in both aroma and flavour.
Oaky vanilla. Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
From a 33 cl bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Malty, dried fruits, chocolate and some vanilla aroma and flavour with a bit of bourbon notes. olio (10469) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.laiti (8508) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Pours dark ruby red colour with medium head. Aroma of berries, malts, mild friuty notes and some vegetables. Flavour berries, mild fruits and sweetish malts.
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ration (2261) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
Draught @ Gastropub Nordic
Aroma is fruity with strawberries and hints of roastiness. Flavour is somewhat hoppy and slightly tart with vanilla, bourbon and some roastiness. Nice, much more character than in the cognag version.
Tap. Pours dark brown/black. Aroma hops,dark malts. Taste on the dark lager/porter feel. Not Bad. mjs (7590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2011
(Draught at Pikkulintu, 20111213) The beer poured almost black and clear. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had whisky, vanilla and hint of roasted malts in the background. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were vanilla, whisky, ash, roastedness and bitterness. Aftertaste had vanilla, roasted malts and bitterness. Initially the barrel hid the beer flavours and aromas but when the beer warmed up it was more balanced. Svesse (8742) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 7 Oct 2011) Black colour with foamy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with toasty malt, dried fruit, raisins, oaky bourbon aromas and a touch of vanilla. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, mild flavours of bourbon and vanilla, and a fairly dry finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Medium body. Excellent beer with a well balanced wood character. olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2011
On tap at SBWF 2011. It poured a dark brown liquid with a pale brown head. Lots of wood and whisky on the nose. Chocolate and dark malts. Milder taste. My personal favorite amongst the Svart versions. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
More or less pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, mild alcohol as well as some roasted malts. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, bunch of wood and some slight roasted notes.