oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Travlr! Black pour with a very minimal white head. Milk chocolate and booze lead to earthy dirt, toffee, caramel, and coffee. Thick rich palate with low effervescence. Oily and slick.
GT (9918) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330mL thanks to Travlr. The pour is a deep black pour with no head formation. Correct SRM at least. Nose is rich, melted chocolate bar. Taste is nicely boozy up front. A quick flash of whiskey, but mellows out in less than a second to wild amounts of chocolate. WTF? More chocolate forward than Southern Tier Choklat. No joke. But thankfully this is not a sweet beer, nor an overly thick beer. Excellent, thick palate. Bitterness too balance. No chalk, brine, olive, powder. Rich mocha and espresso and earthy roast meld with loads of semisweet chocolate. Great beer- definitely a treat. Chocolate lovers will be floored.
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 deep black red ... rich sweet toffee vanilla nose ... dark roast big toffee ... big vanillla ... big sweet whiskey rich smooth ... but loas of whiskey
bit to much but nice 3?9
Bottle at home for BENs 30th ... deep black... thin tan lacing ... soft deep rpast .. ssoft chhpocolate malts ... soft swet malts ... soft toffee chocolate malts.. soft fruits .. soft fruits ... soft roast ... soft cvhocolate malts... sweet roast ... ssoft spiriit .. niise weet finish3.9
Barrelbelly (743) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wooden aroma. Taste is sweet with coffee and chocolate. Aftertaste leathery sweet.
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Borefts Bier Festival 2011, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
Dark black colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted. chocolate, coffee, caramel, oak, whisky. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, cacao, alcohol - whisky. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. 
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ bbf. Small beige head on top of a very dark brown (but not black) beer. Great aroma of raw malts, dark chocolate, resins, (cedar) wood, whisky and sweet alcohol. Sweet taste, with chocolate, resins, soft sweet alcohol, wood and whisky. One of my festival favorites.
Benzai (12588) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Color: pitch black, opaque. Medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell wood, whisky, lightly fruits, roasty, coffee. Taste roasty, coffee, wood, bitter. Great taste! Medium carbonation, full body.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft @ 3th Borefts 2011. A pitch black colored beer, with a small beige head. The aroma vanilla with chocolate, fruits, wood. The taste of dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate bitter with sweets. Some spices with alcohol. The aftertaste is bitter for awhile with some sweet and alcohol.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Borefts Festival 2011, Bodegraven NL. Pitch black colour with a head that reminded me of capuchino. Smells whisky, sweet, vanilla and coffee. Tastes sweet, vanilla, hint of whisky - lovely. Creamy and soft mouthfeel with a full body.
Travlr (20269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BBF 2011. Nearly black, scant brown head. Aroma of burnt coffee, dark milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste has dates, raisins, chocolate. Nice.