thebeertourist (4777) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Black with a creamy, light brown head. Intense bitter chocolate aroma with fruit and roast. Tastes vanilla, iodine, roasted malts, chocolate- Islay whisky blended with chocolate, a great combination. Warming alcohol. Full-bodied. A masterpiece of a beer.
Borresteijn (4618) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Borefts BF ’10. Black colour, no head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, dried dark fruits, bourbon, soy sauce, hard roasted malts. Flavour is coffee, sweet, light soy sauce, dark fruits, hard roasted malts, coffee bitter finish but overall too sweet imo. Medium to fullbodied, slick mouthfeel.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to askofficerfriendly for the share. I guess we are on a thick blackness kick. Pours a dark midnight black with a small tan head. Nose is smoke, black, peat, earth, asphalt, smoke, and toast. Flavor is similar with lots of bitter from the char. Oily mouthfeel and earthy booze in the finish. Not bad.
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2010 Bottle @ CBF 2010. The aroma has roast ,chocolate, some peat and smoke. Black coloured beer with not much head. The taste is bitter, has some sweetness, some roast, chocolate, coffee fruity tones, some peat, touch of booze. Quite bitter, bit soy sauce and salt in the end. Very dense and smooth. Great beer.
Beer4000 (4433) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Deep dark, almost black body with a small brown head. Aroma of coffee, mocha and dark malt with a moderate hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, some roast, chocolate, dry fruit, bitterhops, wood and warming alcohol. So unbelievable balanced and nice.
Countbeer (4369) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown lacing on top of a black body.
Smell is a strong mix of: liquorice, roasted malts and ingredients, hints of cream.
Taste is a great viscous mix of coffee, toffee, liquorice, caramel and roasted malts.
Nice bitter aftertaste.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 2nd BBF. Black colour, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, fruits and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, heavy chocolate, fruits. Heavy and dense bodied.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at FONEFAN in Masters Division Celebration, The White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Brown. Aroma of warm wood floors and paneled rooms (haddonsman); bretty chocolate (harrisoni); sweet leather armchair taste (hughie); some dryness. Yes, I very occasionally lick my leather armchairs when I am in my cups.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head, nice lacing. The aroma is roasted, chocolate and licorice. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is fat and bold with some alcoholburn. Overall a nice and bold beer, but with a high alcohollevel.
dEnk (3773) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2010 Draft @ De Molen. 100% solid black pour, huge, extremely dense creamy dark brown head. Beautiful and impressive. Aroma is butter, liquorice, salty/silty, oyster/soy sauce, band aid and ve-tsin. So this is umami?
Flavour is bitter and salty/silty of oyster/soy, salt liquorice, also hops, coffee, peat, spelt. Extremely creamy and full palate, clinging on for ever.