LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2015 A very interesting beer. The colour is beautiful, the nose is wonderful, full of chocolate and raspberry. It’s a strong beer but well balanced. My only issue is I found it too sweet for my taste.
Habanero (2872) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black, opaque with a little, creamy and tan head leaving some good lacings. Aroma of roasted malts with smokey notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Full bodied, creamy texture and flat to soft carbonation. An excellent brew.
TheCametron (1913) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle brought over by Ben on the great Prague excursion. 25cl number much like the one in the picture. Pours Black with a dissipating Tan coloured head. A massive beer with customary roasty chocolate notes. Soaked in alcohol and with an extremely well measured dose of wood. A bit of vanilla. Thick, rich and satisfying. Delicious.
malrubius (1934) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From old tasting notes - Near black with flat head. Sweet woody vanilla fruity aroma. Roasty fruity chocolate and vanilla. Soft carbo. Excellent.
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head that fades. Aroma of licorice, chocolate, wood, boozy lliqueurs. Taste of roasty chocolate, molasses and wood. Thick and sweet. Nice
kappldav123 (5279) - GERMANY - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 18cl, nice label. Looks good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma. Starts strong, a bit alcoholic, more and more malty-earthy, notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Finish warming-malty. Good one!
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.18l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Bottled 2009. Nro: #957. Colour is black with very small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Aging pretty good.
RobertDale (3856) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small 2009 bottle #690. Thanks Steve! Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, and wood. Very nice to sip on.
bytemesis (3832) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little bottle, #550, huge thanks to Fonefan! Pours opaque black, medium super creamy tan head, sloooooowwww dissipating, leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich and chocolate, roasted malted, cigarettes, bourbon. Flavor is about the same, medium sweet, bit of anise, chocolate, tobacco, light bitterness, oak. A bit sharp. Pretty full body, creamy mouthfeel. Some abc burn. Interesting beer.
blankboy (6359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 5700th rating! [Bottle (250ml? Anyway, it’s a little guy) c/o Glouglouburp. Vintage 2009, No. 834.] Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a spare bubbly off-white head. Wonderful aroma of roasted malt, soya sauce, alcohol, dark fruit, coffee, vinous notes, hops, salt, some caramelization and more -- lots going on here. Flavour’s just as good, and surprisingly fruity and hoppy, along with soya sauce, chocolate, some red wine and again, much more. Alcohol is pretty much hidden. Average bodied. This is a gem, 4 years old and totally delicious.