Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep darkness with a mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and a bit of smooth yum stricken fudge. I like. The taste is smooth and creamy and rich, wow wow. I get rich oily dark roasted coffee mixing with a fair amount of burnt malts and dark roasted malts. Toward the finish it picks up a pleasing bit of chocolate fudge yumminess that makes this thing sing in harmony. Nice!! I didnít pick up any barrel aging notes but I donít really care, it was darn tasty as is.
doublebock (502) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with thin creamy head. Big oaky aroma with vanilla and chocolate. Slightly smoky and chewy malt flavor with toffee, star anise and port and a strong but subtle coffee finish.
mikem409 (1482) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours black with tan head. aroma of vanilla and toffee. taste is very rich roasted nut and fudge frosting
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, molasses, roasted coffee, vanilla, and faint oak. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. There is some minimal spotty lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with chocolate, black licorice, and light molasses. There is just a hint of fruity sourness in the background. The finish has vanilla, smoke, and faint oak. Itís medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation.
olio (6166) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl bottle as 8 Wired Batch 31. 11%.
Brewed on 31.01.2011, barreled(!) on 31.03.2011, bottled on 31.10.2011, bbe 31.12.2018.
Pours pitch black color with a small, rapidly dissipating beige head. Aroma is quite strong with coffee, dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, some mild hops appear also, lots of vanilla, mild bourbon and caramel. Some licorice and tar are there too.
Flavor of tar, vanilla, dark roasted malts, some caramel and cocoa powder. Sweetish dark chocolate and ash on the finish. Dry and quite malty palate with a subtle fruity finish.
laiti (5655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle @ home. Batch #31: 11%, brewed 31.01., barreled 31.03. and bottled 31.10.2011. BBE 31.12.2018
Aroma has lots of coffee, some vanilla and hints of vegetables typical to coffee beers. Flavour has coffee, some whisky and oaky notes, vanilla and somewhat salty licorice. Stuffy, somewhat sweet and sticky Ė but still very good!
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has big roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some spicy notes that are quite nice. The flavor is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oak, spicy notes, some earthy hints; all with a very smooth presentation. This was a nice treat that out performed some more well know beers at the tasting.
jkwood04 (3937) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle in a Trappist glass (Batch 31 though). Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some oak and bourbon, dark chocolate, lots of coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor a nice blend of everything. Smooth texture. A good beer.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chili pepper, chocolate, peat, coffee, roasted malt, and wood. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, wood, vanilla, and caramel.
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma has wood, vanilla lots of chocolate, some coffee. Black coloured beer with a brownish head. The taste is moderate bitter, full of chocolate, some sweetness, wood, vanilla. Quite full, really enjoyable BA RIS.