italianjohn (2906) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour thin beige head and light sticky lacing .... aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate malts and caramel malts ..... taste is of roasted malts, chocolate malts, licorice, caramel malts and def light to medium bittering hops .... some light smoke flavor is detected .. mouthfeel is oily and slick, nice medium body with a soft carbonation ..... finishes with a short dry bitter bite ... well put together and excellent abv hidden well
jmgreenuk (7836) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at De Molen. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a thin broken tan head. The aroma is fruity, a little malt and some alcohol. The flavour is medium bitter with a little liquorice, roasted malt and some resin too. Considering the ABV, the bitterness was well controlled and the palate was smooth and sweet.
dfinney23 (2934) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, vanilla and a touch of coffee. Somewhat syrupy.
solidfunk (7696) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of booze and chocolate in the first sup here. Pours black with ok head, some lacing. Has nut and hops as well. Syrupy texture with some roast caramelized malt at end. Finishes bittersweet. Bottle.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Minimal beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa, light cognac. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy/grapefruit, light vinous. Medium-full body, some stickiness, remarkably smooth.
esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Really dark stuff, almost black with a reddish hue. Thin creamy head. Aroma has loads of malt, charred barley and fruity nectars, slight alcoholic touch. Malty flavor has salty licorice, some soy sauce. Slightly worty and sugary finish, but it has rather nice bitterness. Medium to full body, rather oily and low carbonated texture. Good, but somehow boring,
Erasmus_ro (2539) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted, some liquorice and smoke as well as wooden notes. Light alcohol. Taste is roasted, a lot of liquorice, light smoke, semi-sweet. Perhaps even a bit sour, light wooden notes. Finishes quite dry and earthy. Some fruitiness as well. Complex. Light feeling of ethanol, but fortunately not the flavor. Medium, sticky, not much carbonation.
Gorgosh (432) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Det heter att skillnaden mellan succé och fiasko kan vara hårfin. Här är den brända sojan så till den milda grad övertung att den stundtals hotar att välta hela skeppet på fel sida hårstrået. Håller sig på rätt köl tack vare en massa annat trevligt som väger i motsatt riktning.
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When you get to this end of the spectrum, you’re splitting hairs if you think you could compare something of this quality. Sure they may be some beers that are better but seriously this is as top as they come. Dark black with some brown colouring under the light and a thick, nice lacy, brown, lasting, head. Smells of deep and delicious malt with roast, chocolate, dark berry (red grapes - prune) which adds a sourness, vanilla, lots of liquorish, and some alcohol spirit elements like a rye with spices that adds to the body as well. Smooth silky full oily body with no carbonation. Tastes similar to the smell; very sweet at first with a bitter lasting finish. Tastes of liquorish and dark fruit with sweet and roasted malt – smoky/ash, soya sauce and wood. The finish is dry and woody with some lingering alcohol. Need more of this in my life.
Pyrmir (5602) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brow with small tan head, lasting lacing of the glass. Aroma with lots of fresh hops, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Taste is round and massive, roasted, chocolate, coffe, hops in a sweet tasteageddon. Wonderful