mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Incredible aroma and taste of carmel and vanilla with a dark pour and satisfying mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
djd07 (6616) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during Black Sunday. Pours a black with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, ash, char. Thick mouth, chewy chocolate, coffee, burnt wood, maple, nice vanilla, really enjoyed this one.
bytemesis (5175) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with thanks to Homer! I really hope I haven’t sat on this one too long. Pours dark black, large creamy dark brown head, lingers for quite a while leaving thick sticky residual and lacing. Aroma is roasty malts, lactose sugars, coffee. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, lots of coffee, a touch of vanilla, some chocolate. No maple to be found. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness into the far finish.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared with the Quebec City crew. Pours an opaque black with a resilient brown head. Aroma is roast, ash, chocolate, maple. Flavor is chocolate, maple, ash, lactic. Finish is maple, wood, oldish, roast. Lingering...maple! Full body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (738) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Coffee ground smell. Full bodied with low carbonation. Coffee roasty dark chocolate taste.
Countbeer (5601) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Trevor: Served in a Duvel glass:
Dark almost (pitch) black pour which leaves a pitch black beer in the glass with a medium sized brown foamy head. Looks good!
Aroma has loads earthy coffee roast tones with some cacoa, chalk, coal, wood roast. Quite a complex aroma. Very nice.
Flavour is good coffee roast with some dark chocolate, bitters, earthy tones, some malt roast, coal, wood roast and a hint of something like light vanilla.
Aftertaste is roast, coffee, nuts, malt roast, some light earthy tones and coal.
Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel, more towards a full body and a light creamy light watery texture.
Very nice beer!
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, loads of coffee. Smoke, roasted malts, vanilla, charcoal. Bitter flavour, hops, coffee and smoke. Bitter coffee finish, cacao. Nice!
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Shared by Sebletitje. Thanks!!)
knickskicks (999) - - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour, tan head. Nose is coffee, maple syrup, cocoa. Taste is copious chocolate syrup and maple syrup, very sweet, coffee, some vanilla. Creamy full mouthfeel.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, moderate roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, vanilla, vanilla beans, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours very dark brown with a thick beige head offering a good retention and nice lacing patterns. burnt chocolate bar, vanilla, cherries and blackberries, sweet molasses and fresh cream - not necessarily cloying, cedar-like woodsiness, then again it’s probably maple.. also some licorice, grass, resin, slightly cakey, ashes. moderate to low carbonation, full body - oily and sticky, sweet grassy-slightly resinous-ashy finish. nice one. enjoyed!
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Triad bottle share at Foothills organized by Mike. Heavy on the sweet vanilla beans. Minimal maple sweetness. Moderate dark chocolate syrupyness, if that’s a word. Annnd we’re back to the vanilla.