TimE (3301) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Thin, dark brown head. Dark fruit dark chocolate, slightly sweet nose. The mouth is very full body. Decent but not outstanding.
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle takeout from Friends of Ham. Drunk many months later. Woody, coffee aroma. Massive taste of course.. lots of dark fiery malts, chocolate, coffee and bitter spice. Smooth and surprisingly drinkable for the ABV. Lovely stuff.
yiannnos (912) - , CYPRUS - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Irreale. Black colour, chocolate, molasses and coffee flavours and aroma
DutchDrebus (4266) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Borefts 14. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells liquorice, roasty, chocolate, nice. Tastes liquorice, roasty, salty, chocolate, coffee, nice. Full body, soft carbo.
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black beer, thin beige head. Nose is roast and coffee, some chocolate and licorice hints in there. Flavor is big and roasty, coffee, chocolate, sweet notes, firm hoppy-roasty bitterness in the finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, lingering roast, sweet hints and alcohol. Smooth stuff.
mkel07 (3641) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique September 2013. Everything that you want in a beer is right here, great flavour and aroma, complexity and a big solid body.
Stuu666 (3243) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours black, nose is chocolate, fruity, taste is dry chocolate, sweet.
Meilby (8038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caramel, floral and grassy. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, warm, chocolate and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is full.
yngwie (13948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It pours a black body under a dense, finger-thick dark beige head. Roasted malts, coffee, some dark chocolate, licorice and wood on the nose. Alcohol too. It’s full-bodied and lightly warming, with a pleasant carbontion. Quite sweetish. Roasted malts, hoppy pine cones and resins, toffee, molasses and some hoppy bitterness. Lasting finish with alcohol and roasted malts. Pretty nice this one, but it’s a bit unbalanced. 140717
humlelala (1031) - DENMARK - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33 cl bottle courtesy of minutemat; BBD: January 2015) Pours black with big, deep toffee head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is toasted malt with notes of coffee and toffee. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium body and a dark and roasted, bitter finish. Flavour is dry, dark, roasted with cofee notes. Alcohol is well integrated.