BeerandBlues2 (7408) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours opaque with a large, frothy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with prunes, figs, and licorice notes and earthy, spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with moderate hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (7939) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BoBoChamp, thanks! Pours completely black, huge thick brown head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate peppermint candy and vanilla. Taste is rich, thick bittersweet chocolate mint and vanilla. Very tasty.
allesmetkaas (70) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes 2012. Bottle shared with kermis @ 3 sma rum. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is intense coffee, dark chocolate and fruits. Taste is sweet treacle,coffee and chocolate
Hansen (5424) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s black. Has a dark brown head, fully lasting...fully lasting like in forever. Dark aroma, roasted, port-wine, soy-sauce. Lots of flavor, roasted nuts, laqurice, real harmonic, roasted bread too. Syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Zita (3443) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, roasty, light coffe,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9119) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Roast chocolate and vanilla in nice balance. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(From notes 15 Oct, 2012) Bottle. Large, thick brown head. Beer itself is pitch black. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate and smoke. Flavors are great; coffee, sweet malt stuff, chocolate and bitterness. Mouthfeel is very creamy. Finish is long and bitter.
I believe the Port is noticeable, as there was something different about this I can’t quite put my finger on. Hoppyness is nice in this one. Fantastic beer.
77ships (2145) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. white wax bottle split with Kraddel // 2010 Vintage I assume // pours like it should, pitch, pitch black with a solid reasonable sized mocha head // smell is thick, mocha, roast, very chocolate heavy, clear booze and almost vinous touch // very bitter taste, quite heavy on the roast, lots of mocha, pure black chocolate, lots of liqueur chocolate in here with the booze coming through heavily, thick near vinous molasses, long lasting bitter aftertaste combined with booze // tad syrupy and lower carb. // neat stuff
kraddel (839) - deurne, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanx to 77 ships for splitting this with me !
smells warm, pours black with a dark brown, steady foam.
taste is again warm, chocolat, boozy, very nice carbonation! aftertaste comes late and contains chocolate again. wanted to try chocolate-based stouts for a time now, so this was a very pleasent surprise !
joes (66) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Black beer with a good, dark brown en firm head that stays for quite a while. Aroma of roasted/burnt malts, black coffee, salt licorice (even some soy sauce), hints of vanilla and dark dried fruits, sweet red wine or porto. In the taste I find almost the same as in the aroma, but the chocolate/coffee comes more to the front. Quit sweet in the beginning, with burnt bitter in the aftertaste. I would like this with a bit more body (sirupy), but still a very good beer.