VertBaconStrips (1950) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pennywise flash back time. Black as something that is very black. Smells wonderful - espresso stuff, dusty red licorice, oats, dark creamy chocolate, berries, not really any espresso anymore, fruit cake maybe, light molasses. I dig. Gets more fruity as it warms... a ball warming too. Mouth things: creamy, medium bitterness, slick feel, tastes brown. MIld dose of molasses, brown sugar, no alcohol, prune, all around tasty. It’s time for popcorn, Futurama, a quick tug to midgets in firefighting costumes and then a short meditation.
VsXsV (1625) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big, fluffy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of dark fruit, licorice, light coffee, soy, bread and toffee. Some light smoke as well. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with a nice coffee/espresso finish with notes of vanilla, raisins and some booze. Full bodied medium carbonation. Nice stuff although a bit boozy. Would probably benefit from ageing.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thin fizzy head. Sweet chocolate, caramel, and light licorice aroma and taste with a thick sticky palate and a burnt cereal grain finish.
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Smells ginger, roasted malt, alot of figs and raisins. Tastes very fruity, figs raisins, chocolate, roasted malt, sweet, creamy, abit alcohol and the balance couple be better.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Malty nutty aroma, chocolate, caramel, prunes, figs, dades, coffee notes. Chocolate and hazelnuts aroma, licorice, dades, licorice, raisins, coffee, alcohol. Nice beer, but probably better in a year or two.
ekstedt (4913) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (375) ml from Systembolaget. Pitch black, medium beige head. Dark chocolate roasted aromas with notes of pumpernickel. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a thin tan head.
Aroma is vinous.....dark fruit, roast.
Taste is coffee, chocolate...fruit not as pronounced in the flavour.
Very good....nicely hidden ABV.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown, almost black, with some red tinges. Roasted malt. plain chocolate, coffee and nuts in the aroma. Rich, yet smooth taste, with notes of dried fruit, coffee and salty liquorice. Nice one.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Dark toasty rich malt aromas. Flavors follow as smokey, and roasted malt. One dimensional but pretty good.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with minimal head. Aroma is coffee, malt, slight alcohol as it warms. Taste is sweet malt, rich dark coffee, some bitter chocolate, light smoke. Dry sweet malt and bitter finish.