Bottle from 2006. Pours pitch black with a small dark brown head. Notes of oxidized stout, porty notes, honey, dark chocolate, dark fruits, light smoke, currants, burned wood, ash, roasted malts. Held up pretty good!
0,25l bottle at home shared by Saeglopur, big thanks. Brewed 26.10.2016. black color, small dark coffee colored head. smells of bitter chocolate, light blue cheese notes, dried fruits, earthy, light honey, figs, nice smell. full body, light carbonation. tastes of honey, dried fruits, some fudgy notes, spices, bit of blue cheese, figs, spices, bit peppery, rather earthy, lavender. finishes lightly sweet with notes of blue cheese, honey and figs. bit weirdish, has a certain blue cheese note for me, that combined with the honey is nice but again also weird, also some bitter chocolate.
2006 bottle. Almost black color, with dark brown foam. Creamy aroma with dark chocolate, ash and roast. Thick bodied, but dryer as expected. initial alcohol is attacked by a flavor bomb, consisting of cream, roasted malt, loads of dark chocolate, ash, oak, beechwood and pineapple. Alcohol burn in the endless aftertaste. Complex and delicious beer, seems heavier than its promised 10% ABV. 8 4 8 5 17 = 4.2 2007 version, tap @ EBF 2008. Flower honey in the delicious aroma, combined with some oak. Licorice, honey and roast in the flavor. Lusciously sweet but still a great complexity. Licorice in the aftertaste. Again: excellent!
Bottle, 2016 vintage (huge thanks to jesper for sharing this). Pours black. Aroma and flavor are chocolate, roast, honey, heather, whiskey. Overall: excellent, woth the hype!
Backlog rating from RBESG 2008, grand tasting: Black, creamy golden brown head. Huge coffee, wood, strong vanilla, tobacco notes. Amazing blend finishing on orangezest and pipetobacco. Big, oily, solid. wow.
Five years in my cellar. 2008 Edition
Black color, minimal and quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma has notes of roasted and sweet malts, black ripe fruit, coconut with light wooden notes. Flavor with coffee notes, light roasted notes, sweet hints, notes of black berries. Roasty final, good alcoholic presence. Smooth and creamy on palate.
25cl bottle from a trade with omhper, many thanks Per!!! (2008 Version) Pours almost black with a huge most good lasting brownish head. Aroma of intense chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, some alcohol. Taste of strong dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood, liquorice, the alcohol in present, really nice beer, thanks a lot Per!