PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, lots of chocolate, creamy, alcohol, mocha, vanilla, bourbon like.
TASTE: light smoked, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla.
wutangfinancial (194) - CA to VA, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Geokkjer, Meilby, and yngwie! Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. The nose is oak, maple syrup, and dark fruits, almost prunes, and some caramel. The palate is ashy, woody, roasty, with bitter chocolate and dusty mouthfeel. Medium body, off dry finish.
brokensail (15570) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Geokkjer, Meilby, and yngwie for sharing this bottle! Black in color with a bit of khaki head on top. Dark fruit forward nose on this one. Roasted malt, coffee, ash, and whiskey. Oak, some dark chocolate, and toffee. Flavor is a bit on the bitter side. Lots of roasted malt, some charred oak, coffee, and dark fruits. Dark chocolate, a hint of ash, whiskey, and maybe a touch of smoke.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon, and liquorice. Flavour is bourbon, coffee, and roasted malt.
Japalo (1769) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Batch 52. No head Black. Bourbon aromas blended with roasted malts. Sharp alcoholic taste and flavours. Round soft oak finish. A brew for beer lovers of the first degree.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep black with a hint of a thin brown head. Big sweet roast, a bit of plum and oxidization on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, lots of sweetness and a big hit of booze. Boozy, warm and roasty, lots of chocolate and roast into more booze on the finish, cocoa and a touch of bitterness.
jtclockwork (14584) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Ryan at Paul’s. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, oak, vanilla, sherry, cherry wood, red wine and coffee. Medium body.
madmitch76 (21503) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd October 2009
Black stout, frothy tan head. Semi soft and surprisingly light palate. Dry and minerally wood with bitter chocolate. Finishes with rich malt and some hop coming through. Okay but a bit dry and the wood could be sweeter.
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Olutrevintola Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Black pour with a light tan head that disappears quickly. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee and whiskey aroma. Vanilla heavy flavour with chocolate and coffee. A slight sharpness and alcohol in the finish.
MotherBrother (891) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour opaque black, with a slight lighter hue around the edges, and a very small tan head.
Aroma is packed with coffee, chocolate and whiskey. Oak, vanilla, soy sauce, licorice?. smoky and ashy notes as well. The whiskey and oak is present all the way, with hints of tobacco towards the end.
Taste is quite sweet, with a burned and slight bitter aftertaste.
Medium and oily body, with a semi-flat carbonation.
This brew, was the one introduced to me, when i got into craft beer a couple a years ago. Still going strong...