trapped (2115) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Stag’s Head, Inky black with small frothy tan head, mocha aroma with berries, low cvarbonation, bitter chocolate taste with strong alcohol undertones, thin body, long bitter chocolate finish with alcohol aftertaste. The strong alcohol content is difficult to mask, and leaves a taste in your mouth, but still a good brew.
Darwenus (844) - Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as good as Even More Jesus, but still outstanding. Pours completely black with no foam, and the aroma is bitter chocolate, chicory, coffee, burnt malts. The flavor is the same, but a little muted compared to EMJ. A little alcohol on the finish.
Mark_Eck (1737) - - JUL 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, full bodied goodness.
thedm (5548) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of brown colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and no lacing. The weak aroma was dark malt. The semi-flat mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt vinous and dark malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has licorice, mocha coffee and alcohol. Also some licorice. Flavour has licorice, mocha and some hoppiness in the finish. Feels somewhat sticky. Good, although finishing a whole bottle would be a challenge.
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Laiti’s, Helsinki. Colour is black with small brownish head. Aromas and flavors: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Pretty basic but nice strong flavors and nice drinkability. Can’t find 12% abv.
tiong (6253) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Belmont Station, Portland, OR. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of fudge, roasty malts, chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Taste is smooth, sweet and roasty with some coffee, fudge, chocolate, coffee and cocoa. Finish is smooth, roasty and heavy with chocolate, coffee, cocoa and fudge notes. Pretty tasty.
olio (8986) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a large beige head. Sweet caramel-syrupy aroma, some malts and wood with faint wood. Ashy flavor, some dark roasted malts, cocoa and coffee with mild caramel and subtle chocolate, coffee is quite faint. Disappointing.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a pitch black colour with a beige head. Aroma of dark rich roastiness, wet earth, licorice and some chocolate. Flavour of dark roastiness, floral hops, heavy salty licorice, chocolate, wet earth and some caramel sweetness. Full bodied. Oily mouthfeel. Heavy. Super rich and a very nice finish to this tasting.
Dorkenstein (393) - - JUN 25, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark fruit and smoke aromas, balsaic vinegar too. Taste is dark fruit, dark chocolate, balsamic vinegar, star anise, and smoked malts.