Patjeadam (146) - - JAN 13, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The first smell forebodes a strong alcohol and some sweets. But then the first taste, and it is so full of flavour and remarkably smooth. There are hints of jasmine and cranberries, but it is a very well combined marriage of rich taste. It is a party in your mouth and a very beautiful stout! On my favourites list now!
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Enno101 (63) - - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma:chcoalte, coffee, molasis, liquorice, roast malt and a lot of booze. Sugar, chocolate, toffee, coffee and a LOT of booze. This one is heavy.
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2016
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Batch 2, 18.2% ABV
At just cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as midnight with a short-lived lather of tannish cream. Highly vinous, fortified wine and plum grappa dominated nose; boozy and spicy, medicinal slightly dank and dirty. Hints at fell, rotting and fermenting fruit. Whoa, wow, what? It is harsh on the palate; sickly sweet like unfermented wort. Astringent and puckering in the back with a hot finish. Viscous, big body is sticky, gammy and cloying. Finish is amazingly short. Fruit sugars atop tawny port notes. Lightly woody with a strong hint of rancid butter and vanilla cream. Something burnt builds but in no way does it compliment. I could hardly get this one down. Nothing worked. The hype does not fit. Harsh and ill-defined. Disappointing! (33cL, BB 21/12/21, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam. Pitch black with an espresso head. Burnt salted caramel, brewed coffee, cocoa, sherry and a ton of sweet cherries. A bit sweet at first, it develops a nice fruity bitterness as you go.
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample 16.5% at Craft&Draft Amsterdam Netherlands. Thanks for sharing mariuspoenari.03.05.2016.Pour it dark color with medium brown head.Aroma leather,intense coffee,spirit on the back.Taste starts with roasted coffee beans,dark chocolate,vanilla,finishes with warm kick of alcohol,full body,perfect balanced,really to blow your mind.Perfect
Zlotta (1329) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ at 16.5% abv, courtesy of mariuspoenari, thanks a lot! Pitch black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, roasty taste of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits, followed by a long, medium roasty-bitter, alcoholic-warming finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good!
humpah (52) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes: Old Brewdog label bottle at Harry’s. 16.5% ABV version. Pours black colour with not much head.Malty, very bittery and thick/full body. Has some chocolate, some sweetness, bit of berries. A bit rough. Pretty drinkable even though it’s high on the ABV.
BazScott (53) - - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black, with a pleasant looking coffee coloured head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate. Slight initial bitterness, then a smoothness to the palate. Overall, a pleasant sipper for a relaxing evening.
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights with small beige. Aroma chocolate, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is sweet dark malt and chocolate.
Dermi (1051) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.5 % alc. vol. 039 EBBB 29/01/26. Pours black. Aroma: Coffee, resin, cocoa, chocolate. Taste:High to medium sweet, bitter, acidic tones. Liquor. Cocoa, fruits. Honey. Very weird. Complex. Alcohol is quite hidden compared to percent, still noticeable. Caramel malt. Overall strong taste, tight flavour. Very strong. Palate: Syrupy body, slick. I don’t get it, too sweet for me. Some carbonation.
Toomio (454) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just just. Onpas melkoinen olut.Alkoholia on niin julmetusti, että vaikuttaa arvioon. Maku on kuitenkin todella hyvä. Vahva ja voimakas.