mar (5027) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black pour with some light froth. great nose of roasted malts and some slight chocolate and licorice. very easy on the palate with a great roasted flavor with a finish of chocolate. a very big coffee flavor in the finish.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 10.5%. Creamy roasted aroma. Black colour, very small light brown head. Good sweet flavour, cream, nicely roasted.
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle thanks to Porter-Otto and Åsa) Pours black. The aroma is of caramel and dark chocolate malts. Bit vinous with notes of dark fruits like blackberries, plums/prunes and raisins. Dark bread and coffee stays in the background. Light alcohol warmth is also present. The flavour is of salty liquorice, coffee roast, dark fruits, dark chocolate and some hops. Light sweet and medium bitter. The mouthfeel is light oily with an alcohol dry finish. Wine, alpha acid and coffee/dark chocolate hints in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied. Nice.
Bov (10614) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 24, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - pithc black with a dark beige foam; grilled aroma, dark cherries and coffee, prunes; full-bodied and creamy palate; very bitter hoppy finish with more coffeish notes - very impressive and pleasant
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ the Horse school WSF-08 afterparty in Opstal.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft. (240508)
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite simple impy and lacking the grace of many weaker ones. I mostly just taste and smell liquorice in this and there was something unpleasantly medicinal/liquerlike in this, maybe it is just the combination of anis and liquorice that rubs me the wrong way.
downender (7053) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 Bottle from Utobeer. Cola coloured with a minimal tan head. Sweet aroma of milk chocolate,prunes, figs and some hard to place spice. Flavour had more sweet chocolate, along with roasted malt, vanilla and a touch more fruit. The finish had plenty of warming alcohol and a lot of dryness. Drinkable, but I preferred Harvey’s by a long way.
goozen (3417) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle: Opaque black stout thats have its bitter moments and some chocolate, coffee and hints of plume.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from Fin. Been looking for this one for ages—really kind of you to get this for me mate! Shiny black pour, sandy tan head. Cocoa, mahogany, chalk and cinnamon aroma. A little whiff of quinine around the edges. A sip: Mmmm. Red velvet cake. Coffee laced with rum. Chaser of chalk dust. Surprisingly light body for the abv. Lots of flavor and deceptively drinkable.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ WSF 2008. Near black with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, overripe fruits and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate notes.