Senka (862) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Offered a snifter by a friend. Exceptional beverage. When compared to other stouts - this one stands on his own. Alcohol is hidden, and all you can taste is a variety of malts: coffee, caramel, nuts - all is there. If you have a chance to try this brew - do not miss it.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, and a dark black pour, medium body. Quite a salty bitter edge to it which detracts from the rest of the beer.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with a thin quickly disappearing tan head.
Aroma: Fruit cake, liquorice, bready/biscuity notes, spiritous/vinous and grassy.
Taste: Medium/high sweetness, medium bitterness, low sourness, liquorice, roast notes, treacle with a developing bitterness. Alcohol warmth evident.
Palate: Thick texture, mouthfeel and body. Low carbonation, alcohol warmth is evident throughout , its quite astringent with a long malty bitter finish.
Comments: This one was the 15.2% ABV version, the alcohol strength was certainly not evident it was well masked by the other elements of this beer. A very tasty and decadent brew. No glass lace.
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Very excited about finally trying this massive beer. Pours a pitch black with dark brown light bubbles as head. Huge sweetness in the aroma, molasses, vanilla, booze, bourbon almost and some raisins etc. Taste is very full on the palate, vanilla sugary sweetness, raisins, a little bit of powdered chocolate. Hides the 17% remarkably well. Cost me quite a bit but worth it what a beer.
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ricfelix (2) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Definitivamente um achado, cor escura como óleo sem espumada (nada mesmo). Na boca é licorosa como um vinho do porto se destacando notas de ameixa talvez um pouco de própolis. É uma cerveja única!
thebrymanosu (39) - - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Holy cow! This beer was described as "a crazy powerful stout." It did not fail the hype. The alcohol is heavy, prominent and extreme. This beer has so much going on with it, it’s difficult to pinpoint one particular flavor that you can focus on. My wife described this beer as tasting like prune juice, gasoline and barbeque sauce. While all off those flavors are there, with age they most likely will settle down and create a very subtle compete bodied stout with an extreme alcohol content.
Ughsmash (7331) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured inky black with a surprisingly short-lived, fizzy head. The aroma picked up warm licorice and molasses joined by lesser coffee roast, vanilla, and soy.. huge and malty overall, and despite the punch I could tell it packed, it hid the booze well. The flavor found well-roasted star anise, soy, and fresh vanilla bean at the core, with peppery alcohol and odd, prickly carbonation laced throughout.. finished with rich, warm, roasty malts.. again it hid the booze well. Heavy-bodied and syrupy on the palate, with the little hit of spritzy carbonation.. this came together very well.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with no head.
Roasted nose with notes of smoked sausage, alcohol and berries.
Smoky flavour with sweet, fruity notes. Dry finish.
MisoW (2216) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, apples, sweet, some hints of alcohol. Taste of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, sweet, medium bitter, nice finish. Average carbonation.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2889) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2500 yen from Asahiya. 17.2% batch 57 A thick viscous pour like motor oil with a slight purplish dark brown head. Thick meaty umami aroma, some fig, plum or dark fruity notes to it. Wow, super sweet almost candyish at first followed by the alcohol burning down my throat! In the aftertaste I get roast coffee beans & some hints of dark chocolate. As I drink it tge sweetness starts to reveal extra layers of depth. Really interesting stuff, worth the money as a special treat. Think of it as a port rather than a beer because at 17.2% it has that kind of flavor profile! To be sipped slowly & enjoyed...