foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From draft. What I smell and see is a black beer with a thick brown head, smells like a lot of unfermented malts. Then I take a sip and it’s nothing but sweetness all the way through. Sticky, cloying sweetness that coats my mouth and throat and makes me shiver a little in disgust. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this. Any notion of balance was thrown out the window. It took me a while to sip down the 10oz glass. Afterwards I felt full in the stomach and like I was getting diabetes.
ruigo (1648) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice and oak in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full oily body. Taste is bitter with some notes of Port or Whisky. Overall, a very good beer.
VDuquerroux (728) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling black beer witha small beige head ; poor retention. Roasty coffee aroma, sugar, alcohol, dry fruits, wood, light herbal, walnut. Medium to heavy sweet warming ; light to medium bitter. Full body, oily texture, flat, warming lasting finish. Overall, powerful but not elegant ; nice aroma ; warming atmosphere ; difficult to breathe ; expensive...
brnandersen (2617) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle from Systembolaget, 16.5 version, poured in to a Snifter. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich, dark malts, wooden notes, tart berries, herbal hops, quite some bitterness, booze, oak, liqourice, chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter-roasted. Full body with a thick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry, roasted bitter with berries, oak and booze. Quite some liqourice. Big, fat and boozy. Almost vulgar. Still great.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Il_baro (2) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly complex beer. Due to the great equilbrium the alcohol (18.2%) is well hidden, allowing all the great and variegated flavours to happily invade your mouth. The beer is pitch dark and oily with low carbonation and a nut colored foam. In my opinion it’s a great ’conversation’ beer to be shared with friends after dinner.
SrSilliGose (3326) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
stout thank you adam chandler for the bootle! strong boozy mead port. sweet prune milk chocolate. grape drank and syzuryp on that lingering finish. boozy chocolately cough syrup. potent. great brew
HULK777 (503) - - SEP 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vanilla, dry cocoa, and milk mixed with Emser aroma. Taste is intense; very fruity. Lingonberry, vanilla, cocoa. Sweet, sour, spicy. Very sprawling, full with flavours that do not fully match.
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Lele (264) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 29, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
ASPETTO: nera impenetrabile, schiuma nocciola chiaro, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: evidenti e forti sentori di cioccolato, caffè, liquoroso (whisky e ciliegie sotto spirito) e vaniglia. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca sprigiona gustosissime note di whisky e porto. Subito dopo vengono abbondanti note di cioccolato, caffè e vaniglia. Il liquoroso però è sempre presente ed invade la bocca. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo decisamente strutturato. L’alcool è ben nascosto (sempre tenuto conto che fa 18,2º). CONCLUSIONI: una birra direi "mistica", saporitissima e complessa. Non scade mai durante la bevuta, ma dona sempre appaganti soddisfazioni. Consigliatissima.
martjoobolut (1789) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. I really liked this one, it had almost berry wine like qualities.
MarinaMarket (233) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible rich malts, deep coffee, molasses, tart sweetness of the cranberries. Beautiful. tasted at 69F.
ramboraffe (1337) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewdog, Göteborg. Thick black with small tanned head. Smell is a lot of chocolate, some coffee, ashes and alcohol. Taste is burned malt, burned sugar, chocolate and coffee. Dry with very big body, medium bitterness and low carbonation.