KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a murky jet black with an average (1-2 finger) cocoa brown creamy head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and large collar with extremely excellent sheeting of lacing which engulfed the entire glass.
The aroma was bold and robust of burnt dark bread malts, a moderate dose of resin hops and a strong leathery yeast with notes of bakers’ chocolate, dark roasted coffee, licorice, vanilla, ash and a powerful alcohol presence.
The taste was bold, roasty, bitter-sweet and very malty with a touch of bitter chocolate early on, becoming powerfully bitter and hoppy with a huge dose of dark roast coffee, a bit of smoke and an intense alcohol finish. The flavor stuck around what seemed like an eternity, with a bold alcohol coffee bitterness left lingering on for quite some time.
Mouthfeel was almost full in body with a dry, oily and rather creamy texture and an almost medium carbonation.
Overall this was a very strong tasting brew with a multitude of flavors all blending together, thus creating one exceptional beer. Although I thought the big alcohol presence took away slightly from the fantastic flavor this brew has to offer...
colui72 (605) - HONG KONG - JUN 27, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
It pours thick black with a nice brown head, good lacing. Strong aroma, of roasted malts, smoke and vanilla. Damn tasty in the palate, with a complex mix of roasted and smoked malts, whiskey, vanilla, coffee, cocoa. Not much taste of booze, sticky on the lips, full bodied and with medium carbonation. A winner! Fantastic ale!
llkc (1379) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft: ristet malt chokolade kaffe sød
smag: chokolade malt ristet kage lidt nød
melush (2576) - SPAIN - JUN 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl.
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, coffee / Malta tostada, chocolate, regaliz, cafe.
ffaoe (406) - 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 (710) - 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 (949) - 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 (8597) - 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 (715) - 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 (109) - 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 (297) - 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!