NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Kulminator. Deep, thick black appearance with a rich, deep brown head. Excellent lacing. Rich anise, thick dark chocolate, roasty, lightly charred, mild vanilla aroma with some dark fruit notes like plum and fig. Very smooth flavor for 13%. Somewhat sweet, charred dark chocolate malty, somewhat ashy, mild anise, a bit earthy flavor with a burnt, somewhat earthy finish. Way too smooth for 13%.
GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle of the 2010 vintage thanks to Vaiz. Solid black with a decent beige head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is heavy on the coffee, with some chocolate, licorice, anise, vanilla and fig. Luxurious oily mouthfeel, full bodied, long bittersweet finish. Taste is dark chocolate, prunes, coffee, licorice, treacle. Truly awesome.
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle @Tampa Weekly thanks to -pours dark brown with a disappearing tan head. Aroma is leather/licorice-medium malt, wood. Taste is leather/licorice-medium malt, wood, earthy hops.
rvdoorn (13) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
finally I took the time to drink this one. 2009 version. A blend with hel en verdoemenis from the molen.
Look: the beer pours a black color with a small dark brown head.
Smell: coffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, leather and tobacco.
Taste: roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, cocoa, charcoal with a nice bitterness arising from the hops which is balanced with some brown sugar sweetness.
Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: the first of the BD series is one of the better ones,what a great beer! Although whatelse could be expected from a blend of the two best breweries in europe....
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick dark and dirty with a multi shade of brown head. Nose is big roasted coffee, chocolate, oak, light grass. This has a big malt backbone. Taste is sweet up front and the bitter teases a little before blending in with the sweet on the finish. Mouthfeel is crisp,yet smooth and soft. Long aftertaste. Heavy decadent body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The smell is roasty, malts, chocolate, coffee, and burnt malts. The look is dark, black in color, with a thick beige colored head. The taste is slightly burnt, definite roast, malts, coffee, and dark chocolates.
kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with PaulHegedus - thanks! Sticker says 9.2% ABV. Motor-oil black with a nice brown head. Aroma of coffee and brown sugar. Coffee, cocoa, sugar, and a little caramel and vanilla start off the flavour. This leads into some slight spice and licorice, with some bready malt, and finally to a slightly bitter finish with warming alcohol, with more sugar too. Very good!
Zandrsn (2) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
A wonderful full bodied stout with chocolate, coffee, and nice rounded mineral flavor. Hops and sweetness finish it out perfectly.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to TheGuy! Rich dark black pour, small lasting disc of carbonation and an aroma of dark chocolate, raisins. Flavor is slightly sweet port, more dark chocolate, brown sugar, plums and finished with a little earth peat. Solid imperial stout and way too drinkable at 13% ABV.
chrisv10 (9690) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, brett, chocolate, red wine and vinous. Flavour is roasted malts, little peat, red wine, chocolate, coffee, little caramel, medium sweet, vinous and dark fruits.