artmcd8 (1719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to changeup45. Poured from the bottle into a tulip. Vigorous pour brought out all the malty aromas. Smells of licorice and booze. I can tell this will be an enjoyable sipper. I wish I could try a BA version as well. Little head dissipates immediately. Great boozy aroma right before the sip. Some coffee in the flavor but mostly sweet fig/raisin up front. This is a delicious beer and a treat to have tasted.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
RasmusOtt (1237) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle form a trade with preisMJ - thanks! Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a tiny brown head. Aroma of dark sweet fruits like figs, prunes, dates and raisins. Also some roasted malts, molasses, caramel and sweet liquorice. Slightly oxidized notes as well. Taste has those sweet dark fruits as well along with some molasses, caramel, little heat and some chocolate. A nice little sipper indeed!
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Matt. Pours almost black with a nice and smooth, yellow-brown, frothy head. Aroma has lots of dark, dried fruits like dates and figs and prunes. molasses, sweet caramel malts. A certain alcohol precense as well. Taste is very sweet up front, but gets more roasty, chocolaty and with some hints of coffee. Licorice, lots of caramel and a boozy finish. Greasy body with a low carbonation. Hard to place in style, but this is candy!
Klimaet (268) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a shortlasting light brown head. Aroma is raisins, dates, slight fruity coffee, caramel malts, molasses, some bitter chocolate. Taste is slight spices, caramel sweetness, molasses, some bitter coffee, slight chocolate.
jdb288 (570) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just opened in 2014. A fun little experiment...poured midnight black with no head. Oily, syrupy and sweet. Lots of deep brown sugar/molasses notes still present. Caramel is here too. Not as much fruit present but some raisin/fig does poke through. Great beer that held up well.
Theydon_Bois (9729) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on the hotel patio in SD, 14/11/14, thanks to GT2 for hitting me up with this one in an IP.
Pitch black with a dirty tan covering.
Nose is earthy, dark fruits, bitter roast, dates, spice, leather, tar, burnt sugars, light charr.
Taste comprises bitter roast, toffee, spice, molasses, toasted brown sugar, figs.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close full of roasted notes and dark fruits tempered with sweet licks.
Decent enough impy, still holding up pretty well if a little sweet in places.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle -
I wasn’t sure exactly how to rate this beauty. According to BP, the style was an Imperial Stout???! Really? I really didn’t get any imperial stout characteristics, but did get a TON of barleywine-ish/dopplebock-like aromas/flavors. This beer was truly outstanding in nearly every phase that a beer can be outstanding.
Aroma brings waves and waves of leather, raisins, madeira/brandy, melted vanilla ice cream with some not so subtle chocolate. The flavor in this beer is so incredibly complex, it was very difficult for me at least to really nail down flavors because it kept changing through the 12oz. Some sips there were caramelized walnuts coated with semi-dark chocolate. Other flavors it was liquid leather and pipe tobacco. Other times it’d take on dark, overripe dried fruits like figs and raisins soaked in brandy or madeira....rich and deep. A sweet beer...one of the sweeter beers I’ve had in awhile. But the complexity...this will go down as one of the better beers I’ve ever had. Thank you to kinger for sending me this world class beer. If it’s not on your "must have" list...better put it on there!
charule (1218) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured almost black brown with ring of head. Aroma boozy licorice dark fruit. Light carb med bod. Tons o dark fruityness light bitterness.
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"a little hot...definitely a sipper. kinda like a World Wide Jr. molasses, smoke, licorice, sweet malt, chocolate, alcohol, etc...in the aroma and flavor. a little much at the start, i really liked it by the end as it reached room temp. "
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(old rating: 05/2012) Black beer, brown medium head. Heavy roasted aroma, molasses, chocolate/coffee, alcohol, wood. Same in the taste, with a little chicory sourness, and more red fruit (cherry, resins in alchohol). Silky mouthfeel. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (3969) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark brown with a small, dark tan head.
Aroma is smoky, chocolate and molasses.
Taste is incredibly rich...molasses, chocolate malt, smoke, licorice.
Substantial alcohol warmth and thick, dried, dark fruit tones....raisiny.....
Big and chewy..Excellent.