Douberd (2337) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Taster at Zeebra II.
The pour is thick and black as motor oil and creates a small but thick dark brown head on top of the beer. Quite good retention for its size, leaves a thin circle of foam around the glass.
Aroma has lots of chili peppers and even more cinammon that seems to fade at first, but rejoices after a bit of swirling the glass around. Cardamon as well. 4
First taste is of the spices, with cardamon coming first, followed by a bit of cinammon, molasses and just enough chillies to be notable but not to burn, at least not initially - there is a soft burnijg on the back of the throat. Really nice with the condiments offering something different.
Full body, silky texture on it, carbonation just right.
Overall this was great, worths the hype.
Naka (707) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black like motor oil with a milk chocolate colored head. Aroma is cocoa, raisins, molasses, and dried cherries. Flavor is coffee and black roasted barley with vanilla. A strong warming alcohol. Some dried sweet dark fruit in there, too. Great rich mouth feel. Finishes warm and bitter.
Leveejr (107) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with khaki head. Smells of chilies, chocolate , cinnamon, and slight vanilla. Taste is big cinnamon and chili, bitter chocolate and light vanilla on aftertaste. Smooth carb and awesome mouthfeel. Excellent
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hackobock (1438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC 2014. Pours dense black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, lots of spicy notes with cinnamon, vanilla, and chilies, light dried fruits (apples, figs), coffee and tar. Taste is medium sweet chocolate, cinnamon, a slight chili heat, finish is light/medium bitter, dry spices and medium sweet. Medium/full bodied with an oily texture, soft carbonation.
AHSlowhand (43) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2013 from bomber. Chocolate butterscotch and bourbon on the nose. Chocolate lacy pour that is dark as night. Nice vanilla and bourbon from the start. Such a thick dark chocolate taste. Super chewy mouthfeel. Amazing!!
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle (2014 vintage) thanks to bytemesis! Pours inky black with a finger of tan head. Nose is melted milk chocolate, sweet cocoa, cake, chili heat, cinnamon, spice. Taste is dark roasty semi sweet chocolate, cake, vanilla, cinnamon toast, mocha, medium chili pepper spicy heat. Finish is sticky sweet cocoa, hershey kiss, milk chocolate, spice, lingering nice balanced pepper heat. Fantastic stuff.
EamonTheGreat (145) - USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was the 2014 Huna. Sampled this side by side with 2014 Dark Lord. So cinnamony and hints of chilies. The aroma is amazing with cinnamon shinning through. Vanilla beans are slight but add a great depth to this beer. The 12% ABV is hidden amazingly well. Soo smooth. This is an incredible imperial stout. So much depth of flavor. Can't wait to try the double barrel Huna. This is on of the best beers I've ever had the pressure of trying. A++++
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mR_fr0g (3365) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2/5/2014 yellow session. First beer of the day! Thick black treacle viscous pour with a relucant tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, raisin, soft roast. Flavour is massive brown sugars, figs, raisin, tart cherry. Full bodied, smooth palate, viscous on the tongue and light mineral chalk. So much depth of flavour. Verry very smooth. Some wood and tan leather.
mcmd (314) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
just realized haven’t rated this before. Rating based on 2013, though an off year still an incredible beer. Pour is pitch black and thick with a burgundy mocha head which settles quickly. Aroma is dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, and pepper..in a good way reminds me of Dr Pepper. Taste follows suit matching the aroma with all flavors blending well throughout the palate - love the slightly tart umami quality in the mid palate, bitter chocolate in the finish, the pepper is perfectly done with prominent flavor and only a hint of heat.Palate thick and chewy sticking to the glass and the tongue. Amazing beer even in an off year.
jdb288 (534) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle. Pours deep brown/black with some slight tan head, caramel bordering...head fades quickly. Aroma is cinnamon, faint espresso and milk chocolate. Taste is like a chocolate cinnamon roll sprinkled with mild chili flakes. Cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate all very present along with the warming chilies in the background. Adds volume and kick without ever being spicy. Just an amazing mixture of awesome here.