Bosco (160) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, black cherry color.
Finely laced short head.
Kind of like popping a piece of chocolate into your mouth.
cattaneopapa (146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Bierbistro. Toronto, Ontario. Alc./Vol. 10.1% Pours an opaque black colour with a small mocha ring shaped head. Aroma is complex; mainly boozy with notes of dark fruits and plums.
Taste: Begins sweet and chocolaty then starts to become boozy. When you think it’s getting overwhelmingly boozy, the dry coffee finish blows your mind.
MarkoNm (439) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black color, topped with average tan colored head. Retention is OK.
There is a pleasant roasted malts aroma, as well as little coffee and bit more chocolate.
The taste starts chocolatey, followed by heavy roasted feel and coffee. A bit to coffee-like for me, but still nicely enjoyable.
TappanGordo (70) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle into a glass. Pitch black in color. Dark head. Coffee and chocolate heavy in the flavor. This is an awesome beer.
MayumiH (52) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Promising dark black colour and aromas of dark chocolate and roasted malts deliver the flavour i expect to taste. Very nice indeed. When i was drinking tho, this drunken idiot approached me and he spoilt the experience of this lovely beer. The price you’ve got to pay from time to time if you’re a woman drinking alone at the pub hey? :(
Gurthnar (1534) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma rich, alcohol, fruity, raisins, fruity. Slightly less roasted. Pitch black colour. Taste is really full, chewy, quite alcoholic, strong roasted malt, tobacco. Fruity. Very good.
Lukaduke (2045) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank through a 6 year vertical of these bad boys and every single one was enjoyable in its own way. Lots of variations from year to year but all had a nice brownie batter backbone with complexities of dried blueberry, kola nut, anise, caramel, roasted cocoa beans and traces of coffee.
heavy (2116) - Split, CROATIA - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nov. ’13. A 0.33 l bottle from Vrutak store, Zagreb. It poured almost completely black, clear (I think) body with small to medium sized brown head. Aroma revealed licorice, a bit of dark chocolate and some alcohol. Flavor was interestingly not alcoholic, which at 10% is simply amazing. It was only lightly sweet, with some bitterness from roasted malt, not hops. Chocolate, licorice, coffee, cappuccino, some wood, a complex brew but with subtle components below the dominating chocolate. Of course, full bodied and creamy on palate. In the finish much less complexity survived, licorice with a bit of dark chocolate, similar to the initial concept of nose. Very good beer, wow, two jackpots in a row - I didn’t even heard of this gem before. This one needs to be enjoyed really slowly to get all the flavors well.
Matarrayos (4) - SPAIN - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage (winter 12/13) 35,5cl bottle. Color is very dark brown, almost black, it keeps a nice brown foam that sticks to the glass walls but disappears after a few sips. You can smell the alcohol, alongside with sweet notes of chocolate, a little caramel and coffee. Taste is pretty licorice, roasted and sweet with a soft but long-lasting cocoa-coffee bitterness aftertaste. Medium body with very low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. I really enjoyed it.
martin00sr (503) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown, small brown head. Aroma is bursting with coffee, chocolate and licorice. Flavour has coffee and dark roasted malt with a well balanced bitterness. Long, bitter finish. Good one.