Alexus (240) - Stavanger, - FEB 11, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared bottle @ Cardinal. Black as black can be, packed with aromas. I really can’t describe this beer as my mouth got violated by all the flavors who wanted to join the game. The alcohol is well masked by all the flavors! It’s a really special ale which should only be experienced by all beer-geeks. A truly great collab. brew!
MattiasA (339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog, bottle via Systembolaget. Nice experiment, although can’t get over the feeling that all three brews are better as standalones.
greenclansman (676) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong and intense whiskey beer. Thin but full of flavor. Not my type of beer but for sure an exceptional brew.
ryepig (19) - - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa per ocasions especials ja que la seva graduació no permet abusar-ne. Millora ostensiblement en matisos quan agafa temperatura ambient.
Evelio (2) - Asuncion, PARAGUAY - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Es una cerveza muy oscura, completamente negra. Compleja, mucho aroma a café, notas tostadas y shoyu. Cuerpo ligero aunque tenga un contenido de alcohol alto. No me parece fácil de beber, una cerveza para aquellos fumadores de puros.
yiannnos (672) - , CYPRUS - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black colour. Aroma and taste is dark chocolate, coffee, alcohol, very nice.
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske 0,25l drukket i Skibotn 25 Des 13. Svart. Middels høyt mokkafarget skum som flater helt ut. God aroma. Litt røstet malt & mørk frukt. Smaken er syrlig frukt med en god fylde. Blir enda syrligere etter hvert. Avslutninga er tørr sjokolade.
dixebra (5) - La Felguera, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella 0,25l . En el Cabanon. Color negro potente, un petroleo muy llamativo y que no defrauda. Fácil de beber pese a su alta graduación alcohólica. Muy recomendable para después de cenar.
Imperial_Scout (355) - Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours motor oil black with a thin tan head. Nose is sweet caramel and dark chocolate. Sweet smooth body with bitter notes. Taste if sweet molasses fig and dates. Booze warmth but well hidden.
beholder (25) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 17, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is more than outstanding. Mathematically speaking it’s like outstanding^2.
Appearance: Pitch black, you won’t see anything on the other side of the glass, so don’t even bother looking. I took a photo of it and checked in GIMP and it was 0,0,0 in RGB meaning it was pure black. And it really is. Head was dark tan, medium in size and dropped pretty quickly, leaving no trace neither on the glass or the beer.
Aroma: Roast, coffee, roast, chocolate, roast and repeat. And so intense! Amazing aroma, and you can barely smell the alcohol (and it’s 15,2% abv!). And even that little hint of alcohol does absolutely nothing to the aroma, if anything, it gives it more power.
Taste: Very rich in taste, with lots of roasted malts, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of alcohol is present but it’s nice, pleaseant and warming. And again - taste is very rich, very intensive and in your face. Pure awesomeness.
Mouthfeel: full bodied and almost flat.
Overall: Another bottle please, this beer is insane and that’s the way I like it!
Enjoyed for a very long time from a teku glass. Beer was served in room temperature (highly reccommended!)
Moebbels (210) - FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Body is pitch black and oily with a quickly disappearing brown head. Nose has deep sherry notes accompanied by coffee, chokolate and molasses. Taste is intense, beginning sweetly and finishing in a brandy-like warm, bitter finish that lasts forever. Carbonation is quite low and the palate is rich, oily and luscious. This is a nice big beer for slow enjoyment with a good friend.