mcberko (13003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at PIB 2016, pours a red-tinted dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma brings out lots of dark fruits, some sherry oxidation and a touch of roast. Flavour is along the same lines, with lots of dark fruits and sherry oxidation. A little off but still pleasant. Okay.
rlgk (17127) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Delirium Cafe, Brussels. Opaque black beer with a nice beige head. Cocoa aroma, chocolate, licorice, fruity, raisins, caramel, some tar. Roasted chocolate flavor, licorice, caramel, raisins and figs, some warming alcohol. Ful bodied and quite nice.
czar (7372) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at mondial de la bière, mtl. unclear dark brown pour with a very nice reviving light beige head, nice lacing. lots of burnt caramel maltiness, coffee roastiness, sweet coffee, burnt sugars, never ashy though, star anise, other spices, some wooden ones as well; clean yeast. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily; warming if not a bit boozy spicy finish. a rather spicy and burnt caramel-driven stout.
Bill Becker (751) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
600 ml bottle with a production date that I can’t decipher.
Pours a near pitch black with an inch of tan foam. Minimal lacing.
The smell is fruity, roasty, very sweet from the malt and cane sugar. I can’t not mention how up in my nose the alcohol is.
Roasted malt, chocolate, sugary sweet malt, hints of licorice in the taste along with a strong alcohol presence. Something tells me that this isn’t the freshest bottle out there but perhaps that’s a good thing.
Full bodied with medium carbonation.
Despite the strong alcohol notes, I’m enjoying the slow sips that I am taking.
Jorn69 (2551) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Hoppy Loft, Brussels 20160506. Roasted malty, caramely and sweet, sweet coffee. The finish is roasted and sweet.
mauroruellas (770) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coloração negra fechada,líquido licoroso,espuma bege mediana com baixa manutenção;aroma complexo,apresentando malte torrado,passas,notas mentoladas,defumadas e amadeiradas;sabor igualmente complexo,único,encorpado,aveludado,alcoólico,com torrefação e chocolate amargo em evidência,corpo alto,amargor um pouco abaixo para o estilo,álcool muito bem inserido se mantendo no retrogosto,final longo e acalorado. Excelente cerveja,vale a fama.
fillepolo (475) - SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Tap @ delirium hoppy loft. Pours a dark colour beer with a creamy head. Roasted malts and sweet coffee some vanilla. Dry finish
nazbion (276) - Tübingen, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours deep black with thin creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, spices, toasted malts, coffee. Taste is bittersweet, a bit woody. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Balanced, alcohol well inserted.
Arve_Christian (4637) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, oktober 2015 as Ithica. High aroma intensity; roasty, leather, choclate, malty, dried fruits. Full body and high complexity. A little om the sweet side, god bitterness- balances well.very enjoyable
JK (5626) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, heavy palate. Some anise, toast and heavily roasted malt. Alcohol is noticeable but does not hurt the flavor.this is surprisingly good.