TomTron (452) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cavernous black with a brown head that disappeared. Aromas of burnt malts, coffee, chocolate and a bit of brimstone. Well can’t say this beer isn’t intimidating as hell, because it is. There is so much going on I can’t even begin to wrap my head around it. So much coffee and chocolate, as well as espresso coming through at times. But damn, this beer is powerful. The devil is in the detail....
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2006 Vintage, poured from a bottle at the 23rd Anniversary Party. Black, with a small, tan head. The nose is milk chocolate, espresso, dates, cinnamon, and dates. Very sweet flavor, with a perfect touch of bitterness. Lots of booze, but smooth and pleasant. Immense body, but a surprisingly smooth and velvety, luxurious mouthfeel. This stout is mindbogglingly delicious, smooth, complex, and smooth.
jandd1983 (3787) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Batch No. 10. It poured a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. The aroma was of dried dark fruits, chocolate, cherries, caramel and booze. The taste was similar to the aroma with more booze, chocolate, dark fruits, caramel and cherries. It had a medium body and low carbonation. Mighty tasty.
Ahuth (294) - - JUL 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17.1abv 2016. Bottle. Pours jet black. Smells roasty and chocolate. The plate is heavy and sticky. The taste is great. Roasty chocolate. Licorice taste. Very smooth and thick but the taste is great. Good beer.
OminouSC2 (423) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
17,1% ABV. And that is the only big downside with this beer. The alcohol taste is too dominant. Maybe it benefits from cellaring? Otherwise I love it. The palate is excatly what I want, a thick body, oily texture with moderate carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. You have aromas of soy, chocolate and roasted malt. Complex, but as I said, a bit to boozy.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery shared with my buddy Mick. Nutty ethanol and chocolate chip cookie dough in the aroma on a deep only black with a tan head. Rich full mouthfeel but this is hella boozy over roasty bitter chocolate, oats, toffee and tons of heat. These beasts are good but to me the high ABV detracts rather than enhances.
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice black. Coffee/chocolate and little tobacco aroma. Flavor is awesome, rich and smooth, like roasted espresso loaded with dark bitter chocolate and kinda sweet. The alcohol is well hidden among the massive flavors.
Sigmund (6636) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting. Vintage 2007, ABV is 16%. Black colour, small tan head. Intense aroma of fusel and soy sauce, also roast malts and tar. Sweet flavour, intense malty and roasty notes, also molasses and liquorice.
abemorsten (3508) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delt 0,33 l flaske på RBHD-treff på Bjørnøy mai 2016.ABV er 16 % og dette er 2007-årgangen. Røbrun til svart kropp med litt lysebrunt skum som blir liggende som en ring. Mye fusel og booze i begynnelsen, men også masse brunt sukker. Etterhvert kommer også noter av lakris, rosiner, honning, mørk sjokolade. Kompleks og meget innbydende, selv om det er fristende å også bare sitte å lukte også.. Smaker godt og søtt av røstet rosin, kaffi, og salt molasse. Flatt og silkemykt, men også alkovarmt. Dette var bra greier.
Holmen2 (2771) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at RB/HD at Bjørnøy 12.05.15. 2007-edition. Almost black. Brown head. Aroma and taste of whisky, oak chips, dates, coffee, liquorice and alcohol. Heavy drinking and long aftertaste.
gunnar (7745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Batch #3.2007. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of soy sauce, deep caramel and booze. Taste is thick and heavy malty, only weak sweet more treacle and soy