adamah (214) - - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of chocolate, dark fruit, and roast. Dark black pour with thick head. The taste is sweet and woody with a boozy burn at the end. Medium to full bodied, would have liked it to be a little thicker. The astringent finish isn’t that great either.
VsXsV (3818) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, pumpernickel, fruity hops and roasted malt. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of coffee, chocolate, toast and citrus. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite nice, well hopped. Reminds me of many danish imperial stouts.
MarcoDL (3696) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 What an extreme explosion of awesomeness! Rich, diverse and as fulfulling as a heavy meal.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours black with a small brown head. big dark fruit: raisins, dates. caramel, roast, chocolate. extremely fruity, slight alcohol in the nose. medium-heavy sweet, medium bitter. full body, creamy feel, soft carbonation, a little warming. hides its ABV incredibly well.
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large, lasting tan head.
Nose shows heavy roast, some sweet bready malt, a little roasted coffee and some nutty malt.
Similar flavours. Heavy roasted malt balanced by some sweeter bready malt, peat and caramel. Some piny and grapefruit-like hops and a bit of booze in the finish.
Could use a thicker body.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Extremely deep, marginally translucent garnet body, thin to medium light brown head. Roasty, sweet nose with coffee bean and chocolate; ashy. Rich, sweet body, with nostril-warming alcohol. Dense and chewy with coffee bean, chocolate, and dark fruits. Slick and rich.
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a poor head retention; roasted malts, notes of fruity hops, black cherries and licorice; some chocolate tones appear while the beer gets warmer; some sweetness below; solid malt backbone, thick and with a robust bitterness, very tasty, pretty dry with notes of ashes, licorice and black chocolate in the finish and some warming alcohol as well
vanvenlo (1652) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slowbeer ontap (22-Jun-13) Big wood aged sweet plum roast malt. Black colour decent head and lattice suds lacing. Sweet roast choc coffee malt wood spirit plum flavour. Tangy bitter plum smooth wood roast finish and aged roast wood malt aftertaste.
Lunkie (1735) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bitter hop malt aroma. Dark brown colour with Piotr head and lacing. Malt bitter spice flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
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DocJitsu (1559) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nearly opaque very dark brown, with cola brown glints around the bottom edge when held to the light. A stubborn caramelized-colored, root-beer float-type head is noted. I’ve never seen a beer lace the glass this much. Dark chocolate, olive, and a bit of wet ashtray smoke on the nose. Mouthfeel is coating and moderately viscous. Very little carbonation, which is preferred for this style. Some sweet lactose at the beginning, yielding quickly to a bit of a sour olive, then back to creamy lactose on the back of the tongue. Coffee bitterness and smokiness underlies all of it.