Derek881 (1231) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. It had a thick black color with an above-average sized creamy and slightly foamy tan head that had modest retention, but excellent cling and great lacing. Its aroma had a rich malt presence with strong notes of chocolate along with tones of coffee, molasses, and caramel, along with a grainy hop undertone and notes of wood and dark fruit. The beer had a somewhat sweet taste initially with flavors of chocolate, coffee, light caramel, and a good blend of dark fruit and raisin, that gave way to a bitter grainy effect with a touch of alcohol. It was a fairly wet beer, a touch creamy, with good carbonation and fizz, It was somewhat dry with an alcohol presence at the finish and a dry, but full, mouthfeel.
ffaoe (395) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong chocolatey aroma. Pitch black in color with nice head. Rich roasted and caramel malt flavor up front, finishes smooth and balanced between malt/hop.
tsd08460 (658) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: roasty, smoke, caramel, chocolate, coffee
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle dated 12/30/15 dark brown black body with a nice 2 finger mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate roasted malt caramel coffee and bourbon. Taste is creamy oats dark cocoa malt vanilla. Nice warming feel in the finish. Nice brew.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle. Low fluffy light brown lasting head. Pitch black body. Creamy roasted malt caramel coffee liquorice aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitternes, low carbonation and a long finish.
cmacklin (673) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a large, long lasting, frothy, beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice and coffee with warming alcohol in the finish. Full body with a rich, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent.
crim (103) - POLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mało amerykańskie ale ogolnie bardzo fajnie kawowo, waniliowo, czekoladowe piwo z niezłym balansem i fajna dosyć gęsta struktura, bardzo deserowe i genialnie jak na 10% ukryty alko, raczej polecam
Slubgob (289) - West Hartford, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into wine glass. Pours dark with a creamy quickly fading head. Strong nose of coffee, prime, port, caramel. Almost like mocha coffee in the mouth, thick creamy and roast. The barest hint of alcohol. Long, lingering finish of more roasted chocolate, coffee, and a bit of sweet. Goes down too easily, could be dangerous!
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/IV/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: II/18/15 (2016-338) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, big irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very roasted, mocha, cocoa powder, dusty, bit peppery, smoky touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sweet, pretty roasted, caramel, alcohol, smoky touch, coffee. Aftertaste: more alcohol, dark chocolate, roasted, charcoal, sweet, caramel.
angel77 (2167) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Botella 66 cl tomada en el momento en el Kraken 01..04..2016. (r666). Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores maltosos algo tostados con buena dosis de amargos finales. Cuerpo medio con 10 Vol que sedejan notar desde el principio. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.
kraddel (5725) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Smell is roasted malts. taste is rather bitter, roasted malts, bit of spicyness ( peppers ??? ) Not bad .