dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, chocolate, molasses, coffee, spices, this, that and more.
Flavour is deep and roasty, with molasses, chocolate, huge espresso, quite bitter and roasty, yet creamy. Lazy rate, awesome beer.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I brought this one to stakem’s fish fry. One of my personal favorites, this particular bottle was from the original release.
A - Pours jet black with a nice one finger tall tan head leaving small, thin trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of chocolate, chill spice, dark roasted malt, coffee grounds, tobacco and a tiny bit of vanilla. This one has muted quite a bit from when it came out.
T - Starts off with a ton of dark roast quickly giving way to a mix of dulled chocolaty sweetness, day old coffee grounds, light chili spice and some wet tobacco. Not as muted down as the nose is, still very nice. A touch of booze comes in at the finish, combining with some of the dark roast to linger on the pallet for some time.
M - This is definitely a big beer. It has lost some of its trademark spice over the years in the bottle but it still has a nice thick body and bold flavors with a good amount of carbonation.
O - This one was definitely showing its age. When fresh, this beer is nearly impossible to beat. I will never turn down a glass of this beer. It is truly one of the best stouts out there.
erickok (5283) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black bodied with firm tan head. Looks great. Creamy, lots of flavour vanilla, chocolate, spices bread. Very smooth body warming backup. Faint hotness, but nothing burning. Does make a very rich taste. Sticky body. Very flavourful. (75cl bottle, at dEnk house tasting)
Vaiz (4247) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at mini-dEnk tasting. Pitch black pour, solid creamy deep dark tan head. Aroma of super smooth roasted goodness. Super slick, ultra smooth, huge bodied and immense well balanced great brew. Lovely.
jandd1983 (3791) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a pitch black color with a small off-white head. The aroma was malt, coffee and green peppers. The flavor followed the nose. This was a really good beer.
VsXsV (3905) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Opaque, black liquid with mahogany/red hue and really tan/brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, chili (ancho), fresh coffee, licorice, wood and some ash and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of chocolate/cocoa, fresh coffee, deep chili flavours and vanilla. Absolutely delicious. Full bodied with nice carbonation and really creamy, sticky mouthfeel. Super balanced and well made. Lots of chocolate/cocoa, vanilla and some deep chili.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a Frothy dark Brown head. The nose is dark fruits, roasted malt, cocoa, molasses and coffee. The taste is molasses, burnt malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a nice bitter hoppy finish. This beer has several different layers of complexity as it warms. Including The pepper warmth. Medium creamy mouth feel. Very good – worthy of the hype.
andrejes (32) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 75cl, aroma chocolate, coffee, vanilia, cinamon what a great smell.
Black like oil, stick head red/hazelnuts. Medium sweet, light bitter good taste never have before. Full Body, oily sticky. For me the best IS of the world i ever tasted!!
ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2013 Date: March 24, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: DalzAle tasting Description: Opaque black pour with nice brown head and lacing. This was smooth, chewy, chocolate and fudge. Like a liquefied fudge brownie, just delicious. Thanks Caleb for sharing!
Re-rate on November 16, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. This had way more spice than I remember. Moved down taste, palate and overall by one each.
Bacterial (2811) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by CLevar - thanks Caleb! Super thick, tan head, deep dark black. Smell is a touch sweet, toffee, chocolate. Coats your mouth in rich, chocolate goodness! Fantastic.
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