onystrom (1316) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JAN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color with no head. What a wonderful smooth palate. Very full flavored beer with lots of licorice. From my Backlog.
Ughsmash (7007) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750mL bottle, 2009 vintage, #63/153. Poured inky black with no head sticking around. The aroma picked up a blend of chocolates (skewed toward the sweeter side), vanilla, molasses, and honey, with complementary accents of oak and cognac.. great spicy cognac kick right on the back of the nose. The flavor found a little licorice to go with rich vinous notes, vanilla, and cocoa at the core.. wisps of smoke and charred oak laced throughout.. mostly sweet cognac and smoky cocoa on the long, belly-warming finish.. very tasty! Heavy-bodied with low carbonation.. coating and well-balanced.. awesome stuff!
ElManana (135) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black - No head. High oak, nice wood aroma, ashes, whiskey, tarmac, chocolate, roasted, oily body, rather high sweetness, vanilla, light alcoholic. No carbonation at all. Very nice.
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home … Bottled on 9 april 2009 bottle no 384/816 ...It pours pitch black with no head… wood, oak, cognac, roasted malt, strong coffee, dark fruits…. a bit flat no carbonation at all … it may have been fantastic if there had been some bobbles :) …
Homer321 (1012) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to Taylor. Pitch black. Minimal head. Nose of coffee and roast. Taste is slightly tart with dark coffee grains and a light astringency. Woody character adds a nice drying character.
Steve_0 (2234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at FoCo Stout Tasting 2013, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a small brown head that quickly dissipated. Roasty, bourbon, caramelly, toffee, dark fruits, and chocolate in the aroma. Taste deep roast, light bread, dark fruits, cocoa, coffee, tangy, and grapey. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad.
NielsenRatings (8278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Armin’s palace, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Woody, dark grape, plum, a bit spicy aroma. Goopy dark chocolate, brownie, pretty thick malty, vanilla, sweet dark fruity flavor. Nice one.
arminjewell (5721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, 2009 thanks to Markus! Thick black pour with no head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, nice oak, hints of earth, slight roast, nice vanilla, coconut, nice cognac notes, nice. Taste is a mix of cognac, earth, chocolate, roast, hints of vanilla, coconut, slight earthy notes, hints of spice, finishing sweet. Nice.
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown liquid with chocolate brown head. Aroma is mostly bitter with alcohol, hops, roasted wood, roasted chocolate and some coffee. Taste is medium bitter at first then chocolate and cocoa. The roasted feel lasts long in the aftertaste.
jbeatty (950) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, huge thanks to Mathieu87 for finding this for me, 11/10/2013. Pours deep brown, practically black, light tan head forms a nice cushion on the surface before dying to haze, thin ring of lacing apparent around the glass. Aroma is bitter dark chocolate,acidic coffee and charred roast, touch of licorice and vanilla, with dry wood, subtle fruity cognac rounding out the finish. Taste is licorice, dark chocolate moderately sweet, toffee under dark fruity barrel notes, long roast finish, deeply bitter. Medium thick body, flavors remain sharp and focused. Perhaps not as dark, chewy and roasted as some of my favorite treatments, but quite nice all the same, really glad to have tried.
VictorStr (997) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Underbar färg, svart med högt gräddigt skum som ligger kvar. Smaken är underbar, söt, rostad malt, kaffe, chocklad kanske lite ek? Balanserad ut till det yttersta!