Skinnyviking (9670) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle at the courtesy of Nick. High fluffy long lasting light brown head leaving nice long lacings. Hazy very dark red brown body. Mild dusty choccolate roasted malt aroma with a hint of liquorice. Liquorice choccolate citrus caramel roasted malt flavor with a spicy dry note. Long carbonation. Long aftertaste. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark burgundy that can be deceivingly dark in the glass with it’s darkness inducing and thus contrasting tan,sudsy head. Smells fairly sweet and bourbony with cookie-like spices intertwined throughout. It seems to smell a lot thicker than something of 7.2% abv. Flavors are balanced with nutty notes, lots of caramel, and other malty characteristics, some vanilla maybe and some cookie spices. It is medium to full bodied but seemingly thicker when you think about the alcohol level and it still remains pretty luscious considering that and I actually think the combination of spices here, whatever they may be, is done quite well and surprisingly harmonious. Not too shabby. I could do with more prickly and pronounced carbonation though as the rather unlively mouth makes it taste a bit flabby and muddled after a while...but still not too shabby. sebletitje (10282) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2011
Couleur brune, col épais ocre.
Arôme, malt, froment, nez fruité avec comme indiqué de l’orange amer avec une touche d’épice. Je note aussi un mixe entre la réglisse et caramel le tout couvrant une amertume fruitée.
En bouche, une bière intéressante qui marrie le malt caramel allant sur une note sucrée avec l’amertume orangée. Tout comme l’arôme une touche de réglisse se démarque et est complémentée par un fini fruité.
Encore une bonne surprise venant de br. Trois Dames. vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Pours very dark with a crimson hue and a tan head that looks like it has craters all over it. The aroma has cream, dark fruit, berries, roasted malt, green apples and spices. Medium body that’s quite light for an impy stout and it has mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with star anise, roasty malt, cinnamon, berries and mild alcohol. The finish adds some powdery spices and chalk. Nice beer that is somewhere between a regular stout and imperial stout with spices added. This seemed to have a bit of age on it, but aging gracefully. thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAR 14, 2013
pours dark with thin light tan head and some lace, aroma is light chocolate, bread, earthy. medium body, sweet, dry and sticky finish
gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2015
Baran 060914. Dark brown colour with a btan head. Aroma is roasted malt, dried fruits, nuts, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, dried fruits, coffee, nuts, chocolate. Easy drinkable nice beer. Arve_Christian (5215) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2016
ON bottle from Drinks of the world, Zurich a couple of months back. Dark brown almost black color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity; roasty, coffee and malty. Medium/full body & complexity. Some sweetness, good bitterness balances well. Enjoyable fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Le Tonneau Verre, Yverdonyespr (47002) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2010
Very dark color, almost black; nice creamy head. The aroma has dusty bread, roasted malt, roasted nuts. Not heavy, but the body is well structured; balanced mix of roasted malt and chocolate; it gets more bitter and dry at the end, where maybe it’s possible to feel some of the bitter oranges used; for my liking, the malt is just a bit too burnt in the end. Well brewed.
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Bov. Pours hazy deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity hoppy and roasted malt to slight caramelish. Mild spiced, subdued fruity and lingering caramelish. Smooth malty finish. Vague spiced and subdued fruity. bierkoning (13592) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, appel syrup and a hint of chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweetish flavor with pure chocolate, roast and hazelnuts. Roastbitter aftertaste. Pleasant, well balanced brew.