datrael (476) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 22, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2017 Vintage 2011. W aromacie figi, rodzynki, fenole, śliwki suszone, ciemne owoce, drewno, nuty beczkowe. W wyglądzie brąz wpadający w czerń, piany brak. W smaku orzechy, śliwki, czekolada, kakao, ciemne owoce, czerwone owoce, słodkie, lekko kwaskowate, nuty drewniane, które z czasem zaczynają dominować. Pijalność całkiem niezła jak na moc tego piwa, szczypiące wysycenie, każdy łyk rozgrzewa. Dobre piwo, o wyraźnie beczkowym profilu SimonBlok (555) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: chestnut brown with medium beige head. Aroma: red fruits, plums, roasted malts, vanilla, calvados, oak, caramel. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. some slight acidity. Notes of red fruits, grape, vanilla, oak, spices, cinnamon. Palate: medium bodied, oily yet sticky texture and soft carbonation. rosskyle (682) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2017
12oz bottle. Dark plum color with an offf white head. Spicy dark fruit aroma. Spicy plum dark fruit toffee flavour with a sticky sweet finish. Heavy body. A lot of complexity.
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Bottle at Cambrinus in Bruges with commonshawn, rosskyle, samalito, and dubtully. 2012 edition. Quickly dissipating head on a deep, dark brown ale. Heavy cloudy nature. Nose is assertive and leads you to believe it?s big on alcohol. Dark fruit is very prevalent. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Taste has plenty of chocolate and a healthy dark fruit balance. Sweetness present. Mouthfeel is silky and smooth. Hard to find the alcohol which could prove dangerous. This is what Surly Darkness wishes it could be on its best day. Exceedingly drinkable and instantly makes me want another. Nische (2195) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2017
2011 bottle, consumed at home. Pours very dark cola brown with a fizzy beige head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, prunes, spices. A little bit boozy. Taste is slightly bitter with burnt caramel, roast, chocolate, liquorice and some dried dark fruit.
msbernac (2572) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Aroma-dried fruits, caramel, alcohol
Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam
Taste-medium sweetness, medium sourness, lightly bitter,
Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Overall-very good indrekr (527) - ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2017
Vintage 2012. 8/4/8/4/16 (4,0)
Appearance: dark brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam. Aroma: plum, bread, spicy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness. Palate: full body, thin-creamy, lively, astringent, medium bitter finish.
Vintage 2011.7/5/8/4/17 (4,1)
Appearance: dark reddish-brown, tan lasting foam, lasts. Aroma: malt, alcohol, toasty. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, long finish,medium bitter, salty. tarmok (1431) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2017 2011 8/5/8/5/16 clear redish brown liquid with tan head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, bread, dryed plum. Tastes same, medium+ sweet, light bitter, light sour. Full body, creamy feel, average carb
2012 8/4/7/5/15 clear brown loquid with fast disappearing tan head. Aroma of alcohol, bread, chocolate, plum, rye. Tastes same, medium sweet, light bitter, light sour. Full body, creamy feel, average carb, astringent, long fin Turboninja (710) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2017
CacheManyHose (713) - HONG KONG - FEB 1, 2017
Grand Reserva 2010. [email protected]
, Tampere, Finland. Medium/strong, soft aroma with dark fruits like plum and cherry, some licorice. Dark red color with no head. Strong, soft, balanced taste with raisin, cherry, some licorice. You really can taste the softness and maturity. Medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with plum. Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Overall, superb, almost too soft and matured which also affects negatively to its distinctive character.
Bottle from Brewcraft, drank at home. Pours an opaque dark brown with thin fizzy beige head. Smells of dark fruits, plenty of figs, plum, apricot, moderately raisiny, bready malt, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, lots of warm booze, nice deep leathery note, tiny bit of mushroom, light stony/mineral bitterness, thick and aged with a plum/fig tartness. Taste is burnt roasted dark malt, sharp dried fruit tartness, lightly bitter herbalness, very sharp finish - a bit thin compared to the nose. Body is very smooth, a bit acidic, faintly chalky, dissipates delicately. Aroma is rich and complex, a bit raisiny. Big and boozy but still manages to be fine/delicate.