harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Thanks again to Ruth for getting this in Florida. Black as hell. Big lasting tan head. Oily poiur. Pure espresso and dark choc on aroma. Not hot. Lots and lots of intense bitter choc and coffee. So you would expect me to like it. And it is good, very decent, but without that wow factor.
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy beige head and lacings.Roasted nose and flavor with notes of soy, charcial and fruit. Smooth and chewy. Phat. Really delicious!
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home - Thanks to Thomas. Pitch blach - brown head. Burned, cocoe, fruity, coffee, nice bitterness, coffee, nice bitterness, high burned, high bitter burned, red berries,
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tarheels86 at DC tasting.
Black color with a tan head and no lacing. Aroma of Irish coffee,with notes of vanilla. Flavor has citrus, burnt espresso, bitter chocolate, and a slight sourness. Thick and chewy body. One of the best beers of the tasting.
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC. Black with a very dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. Very oily. 120512
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of cedar, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, cedar, roasted malt, coffee, and nuts.
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle, thanks tarheels86. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grapefruit. Smooth medium-full body.
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: You canít get much prettier than this beer. A thick, black motor oil like pour with a surprising amount of mocha colored foam.
S: Pretty standard RIS aromas coming out of this one: coffee, bitter chocolate, licorice, and some dark fruits.
T: The chocolate is the most prominent flavor coming out of this beer. The coffee and roasted malt provide a bit of contrast and bitterness.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. A nice viscosity to it.
D: Not a bad beer. I guess my expectations were a bit high for this one, but the flavors were a bit underwhelming, unfortunately. Still a good RIS, but not the best.
rlgk (11551) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at CCB Day, Sštila 2012-07-07. Vanilla and chocolate aroma, chocolate, cocoa, figs, raisins, peat notes, hops, grass notes, some wood. Hoppy roasted flavor, tar, peat, smoked, salty, dark chocolate, cocoa, raisins, woody, dry, ash, really bitter. Oily and full bodied, and with chocolate finish, tar, cocoa, figs and tar. Quite a challenge, but a lovely beer!
bhensonb (11534) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Above and beyond. Pours black with a really dark tan head. Aroma is celery. Go figure. More than full bodied. Mild carbonation. Flavor is very dark burnt malt, coffee, light chocolate. Finishes less than dry, but very, very delicious. Smooth.