Cybercat (3773) - Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, smoky aroma has notes of molasses, yeast, caramel, coffee and licorice. Pours a rich sable just a whisker above night black with a thick, very persistent tan head that "pillows" as time goes by. Flavor is - superb. Smoky, molasses, roast malt, quality coffee, nutty, woody and caramel flavors battle for the attention of your taste buds. It has a surprisingly strong component of hop bitterness, rather sharp and green-woody, the only weakness in the otherwise outstanding taste. Smooth, firm texture has good fizz and leaves an oily, smoky, lip-smacking finish. OK, how does one say "cheers" in Russian?
Theydon_Bois (11449) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, 04/04/15.
Pitch black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is rich chocolate, spice, earthy roast, toffee.
Taste comprises dark fruit notes, chocolate, molasses, toffee fudge, peppery spice, toasted brown sugar.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, drying close.
No game changer but a decent enough impy.
andrewturba (1147) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a opaque black with a moderate sized tan head that slowly settles and leaves a little bit of lace. Aroma is peat/smoke, dark dried fruits, burnt sugar, mild roasted malts. Flavour is dark dried fruits, roasted malts, chocolate, peat, smoke, mild bitterness, licorice and a dry finish. Fantastic beer!
Reimer96 (1444) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black with a small brown head that leaves good legs on the glass. Aroma of anise, roasted malts, cocoa, smoke, campfire and black licorice... Great Aroma. Taste is peated malts, roasted malts, black licorice, burnt sugar and a smooth bitterness on the finish. Complex and balanced with a bit of a cloying mouthfeel likely due to the addition of sugar.
cgarvieuk (16229) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at chrisO.. Deep black... Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet chocolate roast malts nose.. Dark roast.. Dark chocolate... Dark chocolate malts massive malts
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer with a rich beige/brownish head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, raisins, figs, chocolate, cocoa, some licorice, milk chocolate. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, licorice, chocolate, cocoa notes, floral, some toffee and vanilla.
Gerbeer (2198) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with huge tan head. Aromas of light smoke, cola, dry roasted malts and dry coffee. Flavors of heavily roasted malts, dry dark chocolate, sweet black coffee, molasses and a little alcohol. Everything works really well. Excellent.
nihtila (1301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22.11.2014. Looks like dark cola, brown head, oily texture. Roasted nose with herbal notes, slight sweet syrup, light liquorice/anise, overall nose is nicely sweetish liquorice. Taste is roasted malts, liquorice, strongish alcoholic feeling in a good sense, chocolate and coffee.
hawanna (2510) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle
chocolate, roasty, coffee, caramel, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schwarz, beiger Schaum. In der Nase typisch: Kakao, Schokolade, Kaffeenoten, Malz. Am gaumen Kakao, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch, sehr cremig und mundfüllend. Top.
Klimaet (472) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark dark brown with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla, light hops, figs. Taste is pretty roasty, dark bitter chocolate, dates, figs, vanilla, some nutty notes. Medium carbonation, semi thin body.