BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with small mocha head. Aroma of heavy sweet chocolate and fresh maple vanilla coffee. A complex smokey pepper coming off the nose, too. Wow this smells incredible. Hige thick mouthfeel like an imperial. Taste is like chocolate milk. Slight coffee bitter finish. Very light on the vanilla and maple. Vanilla comes out in aroma and flavor as it warms. Very sweet but not cloying. Alcohol totally hidden. Wow. This is really fantastic. It probably won’t get as much love since it doesn’t say "imperial" but don’t be fooled. Only knock is I was hoping for more coffee. Please brandy barrel age this, CCB. Pleeease.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
djd07 (5026) - 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 (4081) - 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 (1708) - 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 (441) - 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 (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, 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 (3488) - 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 (828) - - 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 (37673) - 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 (5159) - 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 (1507) - 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.