Gentle_Ben (52) - Rutland, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black an oily with a tiny coffee head. The nose is toffee, malt, chocolate and a pleasant hint of hops. To taste this is deliciously complex with an amazing malt bill throwing up coffee, caramel, smoke, vanilla and dark fruits. The hefty alcohol is tempered by a good dosing of hops. Incredibly drinkable and a marvellous imperial stout.
Beachmaster (462) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 4, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught. Pours a deep mahogany with a moderate tan head that persists. Nose is dark roast malt and a touch of hops. Taste is bittersweet cocoa and dark chocolate. Very well balanced with a creamy mouth feel and an extremely long finish. Outstanding.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber: This one pours an inky dark brown color. There was a small darker tan head that didn’t linger too long. It has a good nose. A bit sweet and a little boozy. Chocolate, coffee, faint vanilla are the main culprits. The taste is good. Just a little sweet. Chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, faint raisin(?). Some earthy hops balancing out the malts. Nice.
crim (160) - POLAND - FEB 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromat: kawa, czekolada, palony słonecznik, iglaki, trochę ciemnych owoców;
Smak: gładkie, dosyć gęste, z dosyć mocną goryczką grejfrutowo-ziołową, posmak kawowo, czekoladowo, grejfrutowy;
Podsumowując dla mnie to bardziej imperial black ipa, dobry aromat chmielowy, ogólnie dobre piwo
johndoughty (5002) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. My first from this brewery and what a start.Black with virtually no head. Malty and powerful but not overpowering. Trace of liquorice. A seriously dangerous one.
hackobock (3558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
February 11, 2016. Bottle at home.
Black with a medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma roasted malts on top of a sweet base with caramel, sweet licorice, some soy notes, hints of ash, dark chocolate, dark bread and ink.
Taste is sweet, with a quite light bitterness, sweet caramel, dark berries, licorice in the finish with bitter ash, coffee and chocolate, some inky notes as well. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, slight oily texture.
Nice, quite easy drinkable.
bbbeer (745) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium brown head, aroma roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Full body, mildly harsh alcohol. Flavor is on the sweet side, chocolate and cola, toasted stuff. Nice flavors and complexity, a little hard to drink.
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Mom found lurking in the cabinet; who knows the rightful owner. Its pours out almost black, with a foamy dark, brown head that lasts forever with thick lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, molasses and booze. Light hoppiness at first in the flavor but that mellows into some roasted malt with espresso and then lingering warmth. Okay but unbalanced.
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This reminds me of New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk, but without the oak and without the liquor qualities. It pours jet black, there’s practically no head. The 12.5% ABV is up front on the nose, along with licorice, blackberries, dark bready malt. The flavor is clean up front but closes with a huge, strong, roasted-to-burnt malty wash and a little bit of tingle.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE :pitch black beer. Almost no head.
NOSE : chocolate, alcohol, vanilla.
TASTE : mocha, chocolate, Coffee, alcohol