Tmoney99 (12208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Dilly Deli. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 black with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma with licorice and chocolate. Sweet molasses and roast malt flavour with a unique spicy/herbal note and a little alcohol.
HenrikSoegaard (11853) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in London. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
imdownthepub (11661) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Mini Cask at The Royal Oak, Wantage. Jet black with tan head. I feel totally unworthy about describing a beer like this, so itís just my experience I am putting down. There is a massive roasty flavour kicking off at the start, liquorice, bitter coffee. The beer smooths in to a tarry note, quite heavy on the palate and distinct alcohol note. The palate was cornered then as there was no way I could taste anything else for an hour. Marellous experience, many thanks to Paul of The Royal Oak.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-pours a rich dissipating brown head and black color. Aroma is initially dark malt then more smells subsequently of dark malt-chocolate/molasses, roasty/peat, vanilla/wood, dark fruit. Taste is lots of dark malt-chocolate/molasses/caramel, roasty/peat, vanilla/wood. Some sharpness. Half way through some coffee comes out. RIS/porter-like. Full body. Not an everyday beer for me, but quite enjoyable. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.
thewolf (11588) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you Skortila/ceasar]
Pours deep brown with a small, staying, frothy, beige head. Lovely woody aroma, nicely roasted, chocolate, raisins, tobacco and coffee. Medium carbonation, fine lightly creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is rather sweet and sugary. Coffee, roasted, chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla. Warming alcohol sensation at the end. Very nice sipper, but it just a tad to sugary for my liking.
Pinball (11585) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
botlle shared by morten, thanks!
dark black, no head.
aroma is boozy, wood, raisins, well balanced. fruity.
flavor is licorice, malts, roasted stuff. delicious beer.
Ratman197 (11500) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured an opaque dark brown with a small diminishing brown head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, vanilla, carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of chocolate, light vanilla, light caremel and a hint of wood with a smooth bittersweet finish.
FatPhil (11490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge)
3 Burnt ashy aroma, noxious volatiles too, boozy. Generally quite unpleasant.
4 Very dark red, small tight head settles to a tan ring.
3+ Retronasals so hot that I think if I were to sniff out onto a naked flame Iíd be like a flame-thrower. Taste very ashy, and solventy too. Not just alcohol, but acetone.
2 Sticky palate, OK carbonation. Godawful finish, very ashy and astringent. Drying. Burning in my mouth from the combination of pure booze, astringent ashiness, and unbalanced bitterness. This isnít unbalanced - itís the exact opposite of balance. Anti-balanced.
7 A way for idiots with too much money to get drunk. Sorry, but even your average eastern european malt liquor is way more drinkable than this. Utterly devoid of anything which I recognise as essential to a beer. For a laugh, I poured out a pissy pale lager, to see which one I prefered to drink, and, to be honest, this was better than the really bad pale lager. For even more of a laugh, I blended different ratios of the two, and at about the 50/50 mark, it was an almost tasty drink (2.4-ish).
bierkoning (11394) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Black, opague. Malt, apple syrup and vanilla in the aroma. Very sweet flavor. Malty, woody, vanilla, licorice, ash, laurel. Rather alcoholic, still quite drinkable.