SNL (495) - - OCT 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour, microfoam chocolate head.
Malty nose, slightly sour. Taste is a little sweet, smooth long finish, slightly bitter.
Full body, soft carbonation.
lightbias (362) - USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
So Iím looking for a glass, and I find my snifter from @NewGloryBrewing and I know itís the one for me tonight. Itís just the right size for something as hot as a 12% and fits in my hand like itís meant to be there. I peel the cap from the neck and open a formidable aroma. The boozy bite in the air is easily driven to a second impression as the heady scent of burnt sugar and overripe plums is potent. - I tip the bottle and the thick, oily brew cascades into the glass in a stream of dark mahogany. The head is rich cocoa in hue, foaming at the surface with an aggressive pour, and receding in moments. The surface of the beer is rimmed at the inside of the glass with the deep chocolaty froth; islands of delicate foam drifting atop. Beautiful. - I sip, bringing just a taste to my lips at the edge of the glass and pulling slowly, deeply at the thick brew. The flavor causes an immediate reaction...eyes close, deep intake of breath, the draw of the liquid through my mouth, over my gums; a slow swallow, completing the experience. An exhale brings the true essence of the aroma; dark malts evoke flavors of spent leather, dark fruits and molasses. A glimmer of vanilla in the finish eases the flavors, brings them together and they melt in my mouth. There is nothing about the experience from this bottle that makes this difficult to drink despite the ABV. Itís delectable, aromatic and sexy as hell. If there was a Dark Horse that Iíd pick up regularly, this would most definitely be top of the damn list. Fabulous.
bjakk (543) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - OCT 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark no head. Alcohol, caramel, liqruish, burned bonbon, tar in the aroma. Alcohol, sweet burned sugar, with strong bitter burned aftertaste.
yiannnos (1195) - , CYPRUS - OCT 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Coffee, chocolate, roasted malt aromas. Rich body, roasted malts, chocolate. Nice
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank 3 October with Thierry and Bram in the train after beer day with beer geeks. Nice beer, soft, light coffee.
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkest brown, oily tan ringed head. Nose is rich chocco slightly smoky. Initial taste is soft roast, biting and meaty. Carbonation is smooth and rich, mouthfeel is met overbearing Neat reduced bbq sweetness on the finish and lingers slides down a more spicy sweetness. Very rich. Very delicious.
Bottle, Garvie Cave, 2009 version from Dark Lord Day haul, 1st Annual Edinburgh Christmas Tasting
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, chocolate and licorice. Taste of licorice and chocolate, coffee, dried fruit. Sweet and thick, bitter. Nice
GlasgowTAD (841) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ancient bottle. Pours viscous, opaque black in colour with not much head. Aroma is molasses, coffee, cocoa and slight leather. Taste is coffee, cocoa, slight tart berry, slight ginger heat and a touch of molasses.
mgajdaczewa (1136) - Katowice, POLAND - OCT 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
W aromacie uderzenie gorzkiej czekolady, pralin i lekkiej jagody, naprawdę zacnie! W smaku podobnie, choć do czekolady dołącza spora goryczka i cudowny orzechowy posmak na finiszu. Piwo pełne, lepkie, typowy sipper. Świetne!
PiwnyMarek (574) - £omŅa, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dobre, choć zbyt alkoholowe w smaku. Aromat intensywny, wygląd spoko. Ogůlnie dobry RiS, ale nie rewelacyjny...