TBone (17699) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2004
Bottled (BB 10/2004)yngwie (17078) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2006
Very dark ruby, almost opaque. Good creamy expresso head. Aroma has licorice, dark choclate, molasses, wood. Full-bodied, smooth and sweetish palate: licorice, roasted coffee beans. Warming a bit alcoholic long finish, which brings some bitterish tones. Polish masterpiece!
Bottled at RBESG-06, GTN. Dark brown, filtered porter with a tan head. Sweet and roasted nose with alcohol, chocolate, coffee and some licorice. Nice. The flavor and finish has too much alcohol, but after all it weighs in at 9.5%, so it is expected. The flavor is roasted and with coffee as well. Full body and a coffee-bitter finish. (060826) jtclockwork (16691) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle - FYI this doesn’t come up in searches due to foreign characters- pours dark brown tan head - nose and taste of smoke, chocolate, dark malt - medium body brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 18, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown color with some reddish/amber notes to it and a finger of off-white head.
S: Initial aromas are booze and metal, one might say pennies. A lot of dark roasted malts and a touch of dark, bitter chocolate. There are some dark fruit notes to the beer as it warms up, particularly prunes and raisins.
T: The flavor is fairly harsh. Lots of bitterness and lots of roasted malts. A rather intense metallic flavor to the beer with a hint of cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Not much in the way of the dark fruits that were present on the nose. Alcohol comes through quite strongly as well.
M: Medium in both body and carbonation.
O: Too boozy and harsh to be all that enjoyable. The metal wasn’t doing much for me either. FatPhil (16382) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2007
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 500ml bottle gift from Tranquility - Thanks, thanks, thanks!
Dedollewaitor (16178) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Jet black, espresso head. Aroma heavy and sweet - a berry, perhaps raspberry or strawberry, but in no way light, hints of mocha coffee. Hugely roasted malty taste - burnt on the tongue, but also fairly sweet, a wicked treacly combination, with a tempting tang of both coffee and ginger. Lovely long burnt finish. For something which had the potential to be so brutal this is very sophisticated with no annoying sharp peaks at all. Definitely succulent. And the 9.5% is completely hidden - marvelous! This does compete with Koff porter - wow!
Rerate of 330ml bottle (6-5-7-3-13=3.4) also shared by Tranquility - thanks!
Sticky sweet in all aspects, but with enough burnt malt to make that forgivable. Alcohol breaks through, which detracts slightly from the taste, this would be fantastic, and could possibly compete with Koff Porter, if it was 7%
Rerate: 330ml bottle (?, Poland) BB 2010/05 Drunk 2014/04 (7:5:8:4:15=3.9)
Plumb raisin aroma, some tomato later, alas. Black, persistent tight tan head. Beautiful toffee taste, definitely aged, but succulently sweet and smooth. Very pleasant roast, no harshness because of the sweetness which mellows it lovely. Good one still!
Odense tasting 29 sep, 2007: Black with creamy lasting head. Chocolate & other roasted malts makes it appearance. Strong coffee taste... Smooth & soft. Medium bodied. Very drinkable & nice.. Benzai (15926) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at Dean’s sticky floor tasting. Dark Brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through. Smell dark malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate and mocha. Taste dark and roasted malts, chocolate and bitter. Medium to full body and a decent carbonation. Very nice actually. MiP (15920) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2008
Bottle, 9.5%. Sweet and roasted aroma. Black colour. Big stable light brown head. The flavour is quite sweet, has a hint of metal. Roasted liquorice notes and a burning/warming alcohol finish. Why so much alcohol? bhensonb (15347) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Aroma of dark malt and a little dark fruit. Dark brown color transmits some ruby notes, and the tan head is vigorous and lasting. Starts with a dark fruit quickly followed by carbonation and then very strong toasted malt. The malt tends to compete with the hop. Interesting stuff. gunnfryd (14971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2006
Bottle RBESG-06, GTN. Black colour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted, coffee. Flavour is roasted, caramel, fruit, hop. Light bitter finish.