MisoW (2411) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of plums, raisins, roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste is sweet, coffee, plums, vanilla, chocolate, warming alcohol, raisins, cherry. Nice bittersweet finish with lot of plums.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home watching RWC 2015 - France v Canada. Bottled June 2014 at 11.8%. Black, bubbly brown head. Aroma is strong soy sweetness, dirty and sweet, light smoke, touch of petrol. Body is medium to full, smooth, rounded. Taste is semisweet, rounded, tangy. Chocolate, smoke, soy, light whisky, woody salty finish. No booze showing up. It has a nice balanced flavour despite the off-putting nose. A really nice flavour actually.
jaghana (4828) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl, a gift from my Summer Santa thanks ! A dark beer with medium copper head. Nose is very intense on fig, oak and black chocolate, creamy like. Aroma is exceptional on dark malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak, prune, smooth, complex, extremely well done, not too sweet as some high ABV imperial stout. Very long aftertaste, powerful, excellently balanced, sweet vanilla and fig notes than long dark coffee notes.
Geiserich (3771) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Black color, thin creamy brown head. Aroma is smokey, whiskey, dark chocolate, vanilia, tobacco, alcohol. Flavor is smokey, roasty, molasses, rum plumes, sugar, oak barells, cocoa powder. Complex and rich brew.
GlasgowTAD (737) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with slight brown head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, raisins, bourbon. Taste is vanilla, slight bourbon, cocoa.
jbeatty (1222) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to TimE, 06/02/2015. Pours black, thin cream tan colored head fades to a fine haze on the surface, leaving some lacing. Aroma of chocolate with cacao nuttiness, caramel vanilla cream rounded with a touch of coffee, hint of spice in soft roast with wood, leather in the finish. Taste is on the sweeter side, at odds with the aroma, sweet dark chocolate with big anise notes, some soy/cola, barely balanced by coffee and lingering bitter roast, whiskey and heat to finish. Medium light body, could use more heft to round out the flavors and be very good. Tasty enough though.
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pibar, Lausanne; batch 201, bb 20/06/24
Black color, medium sized head. Intense aroma; there is mellow chocolate, dark malts, hints of tobacco and leather (not oxidized), a bit of booze. Lean body, the sweetness is cut in half by the high alcohol content; dark malts, dark caramel flavor, a bit chocolatey; the light coffee presence adds a bit of complexity; the alcohol can be clearly perceived.
The flavor is better when the beer is colder (sharper), the aroma develops when the beer gets warmer.
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bloody fantastic. One in the cellar waiting for love. Dark but sweet, a beer for one barbecue.
Ferris (8487) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark roast and sweet boozy notes and some chocolate. Deep jet black with a decent beige head. Sweet syrupy and dark chocolate with a bit of a boozy finish. Lots of roast and syrup.
mcberko (10071) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings lots of roasted malt, fudge, cocoa nibs and a touch of coffee. Flavour is quite rich, with cocoa nibs, fudge and a touch of coffee. Thick and sludgy, with a chocolatey body. A little much, but still lovely in small amounts.