TimGustavo (5) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, licorice, molasses, and an almost smokey smell.
Thick black color with a beige head.
Caramel, licorice, and molasses notes in the taste. A tiny bit of toasty oak as well. It’s smooth, but I couldn’t drink more than one on a sitting. Great beer overall!
jerseyjohn71 (238) - corsicana, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
good stuff,, a bit hot on the avb ,, taste,, but good,, caramel, coffee, nuts, chocolate, roasty, toast, resin, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, alcohol, cough drop, soy sauce, black, clear, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
bytemesis (3829) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2012, thanks to Bacterial. Pours inky black, large creamy brown head, slowly dissipates leaving nice clingy lacing behind. Aroma is quite roasty, chocolate truffles, molasses, tobacco and a touch of anise. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, rich and flavorful, lots of chocolate and molasses, anise is fortunately muted, some tobacco as well, dark almost burned roasty malts. Not a lot of acidity, which is nice. Lingering molasses and anise in the mouth. Not getting a lot of wood aging influence, but a really nice beer nonetheless. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel.
Cunningham (5076) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruity, coffee and hoppy.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, berry fruity, coffee and port.
Overall impression: Smooth and easy drinkable although its 11% abv. Fine dessert beer. Portwineish.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with RobertDale.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with StFun, cheers buddy!
Not sure how old, but it was from a cellar cleaning so several years I guess.
Black with a brown head.
Aroma: honey, roasted, milk chocolate, licorice, wine gums.
Taste: cocoa, roasted, salty licorice, milk chocolate, wine gums.
Tasty with round flavors from the aging I would guess.
suprchunk (2445) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge creamy milk chocolate head atop a black colored liquid. Roast and coffee aroma. Taste is chocolate with some roasted malt notes. Earthy and dry finish.
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour and a nice fluffy head. Aroma is complex malt, raisins, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste follows with the addition of some hop bite. Pretty amazing stuff.
GothGargoyle (1504) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, prunes, figs, dates, molasses, subtle hint of leather. Full bodied, slighty syrupy mouthfeel, nicely balanced. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, soy sauce, figs, prunes, hint of sarsaparilla.
Ferris (6232) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Molasses, liquorice and soy sauce. Inky black with a small light brown head. Tons of liquorice and booze. As much as I am not a liquorice fan, this works.
dEnk (4097) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ another tasting. Aroma is huge molasses, liquorice, roast, salmiak, slight burned coffee etc. LRAB.