kingstoni (2149) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle as Xbeeriment #44. Black color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, nuts and notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium bitter finish. Oily feel.KingCecil (2086) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Bottle.... It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head.... The aroma is wood, roasted malts and some smoke....... The flavor is very roasted, smoke and chocolate..... long roasted flavor finish..... Yorker (2032) - Holstebro, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, and chocolate – with a slightly bitter finish. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Aroma of anis, peat, coffee and chocolate. Pours black with a medium foam. Tastes nice and roasty. Roasted malt, some dark nuts, and a slight mocha finish. Nice and dark. Foffern (1963) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2011
Aroma: dark chocolate, roasty coffee, hint of smoke
Appearance: Dark brown to black, hazy. Small beige head, disapears fast.
Taste: More of the roasty malt with a coffe touch. Dark chocolate.
Palate: Heavy body, feels very thick and creamy (In the beginning I felt I could drink this with a spoon), low carbo. Long medium-heavy bitter in the end.
Overall: A very tasteful and heavy stout. On the edge of becomming too bitter in the end, could be just little bit more balanced, but overall a beer that tastes as good as when you open the bottle as after an hour in the glass.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Pours dark chocolate brown, almost black, with a one inch off-white head that recedes to a decent collar and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is very peaty and smoky, like Scotch, but not nearly as overpowering as some of the Scotch-aged beers I’ve had. There are plenty of roasted malts and a fair amount of citrus hops.
The taste has an initial sweetness from the malts mixed with the peat notes. There is some cocoa powder and black malts in the background though the finish is a duel between the oranges of the hops and the smoke from the malts.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation - dry and smoky in the finish.
This is an excellent stout with the peated malts really adding some complexity. I’ve normally been very disappointed with "Scotch-tasting" stouts but it’s pretty subtle here. Highly recommended. kathouse (1933) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Beer pours black with a tiny white foam. Citrusy hop aroma provides a dank musty aroma when combined with the peat malt. Flavor provides a sharp hop bite. Black malt bitterness and excessive hop is an undesirable combination. Finish is acrid and pungent. Like the person its named for. Oops, is that too much? zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle at #44 shared at the 5000 tasting - a little grassy, chocolately and boozey with a touch of cream. Raisins and a hint of detergent on the nose. Linnet (1892) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Ar: smokey, licorice, coffee, burnt pork, alcohol, ashy.
Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing.
T: medium bite, mid-sweet, salty, smokey, licorice, smokiness well integrated.
P: medium body, average carbonation, warming, bitter, and salty finish.
O: enjoyable. Japalo (1887) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2017
Black Small head. Still carbonated. Best bedste april 2012. Intens roasted malt. Dark dried raisin prunes flavours. Slight smoke. Low bitterness. The citrus gone. The age AS done miracles for this brew. Complex. Very drinkable.