Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, average carbonation, sweet hoppy finish.
zacgillbanks (2806) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Bottle from BrewDog website, aged for 3 and 4 years. A black oily beer with very floral hoppy, red fruity and orange blossom flavours followed by black chocolate, blackcurrant, liquorice and a coffee, roasted finish. Amazing!
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craig’s. Black with tan head. Ashy roasty aroma, hint of bubblegum, toffee and resin. Taste of chocolate, bubblgum, licorice. Quite thick amd sweet with a bitter finish, slightly salty. Nice
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
NIce and very strong. NIce aftertaste a little too bitter but nice in every aspect.
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Batch 352...12-19-10
Black with a solid, dark tan head.
Scent is yeast, a slightly burned aroma...chocolate.
Taste is malty, vanilla, chocolate, orange hops.
Very soft and smooth.
laiti (6425) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ home, rated on 23.04.2010
Aroma is rather hoppy with fruits, some nettles, gooseberry bush and hay. Flavour is somewhat sweet and rather hoppy with fruits, ash and hints of hay. Kind of reminds me of hopfenweisse.
twindog (266) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma sweet citrus hops with a hint of roastiness. It’s very unique and hard to describe. This beer has a lot of character. There’s a lingering roasted malt flavor as well as fruity citrus hop notes. It’s complex and great
gunnar (5975) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with Abemorsten, batch # 409. Pours almost pitch black with a small creamy tanned head. Aroma is light roast, vanilla, chocolate and some distinct hops. Taste is smooth, easy roast ,some nice piney bittering hops,traces of liquorice, lingering light bitter and dry end. Good beer, oh yes.
kevinator (1141) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve had this a while and it held up nicely. The hops aroma was less but the roasted malt was very present, even a little spice. Really nice dark color with very little light making it through. Very little head. Crisp palate with good carbonation. Great balanced taste. Roasted malts, pepper, hops bitterness. The Belgian character of this brew was not very prevalent, however. Great collaboration. It’s a shame they aren’t making this anymore.
kindacold (213) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drinking an aged bottle of this. Batch 378, bottled 2010. Pours almost opaque red/brown, no head. Smells of syrup, molasses, dark fruits, sugar, with a bit of alcohol. Taste starts with a massive bite of hops, dark chocolate, and alcohol. Gives way to bitter coffee, charcoal, hints of molasses, and spiciness. Some salt as well. Spice and bitterness lingers on tongue.