vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, - JUL 21, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Website:
Bought 3 bottles from Website after press attention.
I was startled by this. Aroma, intense chocolate and dark ripe fruit, sherry
taste. deep chocolate, fruit tartness, malt sweetness and a complimentary bitterness, velvety and low carbonation
Lingering chocolate and even vanilla too.
Beuatiful if rather strong brew.
cityzen (153) - FRANCE - MAY 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
D’un coté, c’est le genre de bières qui te donne envie d’une pilsener et de l’autre c’est un univers unique et tellement intense. Dans tous les cas, une expérience.
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una señora cerveza con un aroma muy especial a diferentes especias y toques herbáceos que se mantienen en el trago... su apariencia es petróleo puro y a pesar de tener casi 17 grados de alcohol está equilibrada y deja un sabor que permanece.
Seffle (443) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from SB, drunk 160206.
Batch 174. ABV 16.5!
Mahoganny body with a rather weak disappering brown head.
Incredibly full aroma with dried fruits, port, brandy, treacle. The palate is enormous with dried prunes, coffee, liquorice, black molasses ...
Of course very alcohol sweet but balanced, even though.
Why did I buy just this one bottle
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wrlangin (121) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle bought from specs in Houston. Drink at home in July 2015. The underlying stout was well balanced between toasted mall coffee and chocolate in the barrel aging was a perfect complement to the underlying stout. This beer was very enjoyable and I would absolutely recommend it to others.
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VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle shared with czar and company. Pours black. Aroma is chocolate, alcohol, fruits and wood. Flavor is chocolate, cranberry, fruits, coffee, figs, hazelnut. Finish is loads of fruits, spices. Mostly raisins. Lingering brown sugar, burnt sugar. Thick body, oily, velvety mouthfeel and weak carbonation. Very solid.
BlackBeerPG (256) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste: Big, bold, thick, boozy, oakey, cranberries, herbal, molasses malty.
Black/Brown and opaque.
Big woody alcohol nose.
heavy body with a dark tan, head with small lace.
Warming and as intense as they come.
chinchill (3983) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
Dark red brown with a minimal head (but from a gentle pour).
Rich sweet, inviting aroma. Overly sweet flavor up front but good balance eventually appears, and the late aftertaste is mildly bitter.
jspronck (155) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with beige head, aromas of fruit (cherries, raisins, grapes and berries) and toasted malts (coffee). Full-bodied, thick texture. In mouth, feels like mollasses and fruit. Can feel the ABV (16.5% on the bottle) but not overwhelming. Very sweet with a long dry and bitter coffee finish. Beautiful complexity. I remember thinking that this was close to a fortified wine. Very interesting.
Luvystypotables (1500) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt and whiskey, with a hint of caramel. Pours a dark black with a short lasting tan head. Taste of malt, caramel and pepper with a sweet whiskey finish. Thick full bodied feel.
maxbol77 (13) - SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark almost black with thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some sweet-sour fruitiness, nicely hopped, oaky, smoked. Sweet with tones of sourness with bitter dry finish. Complex and interesting beer, very tasty.