danlo (2196) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Cheese & Wine shop, Darlington. Black-brown in colour, foam tan head and aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, coffee & chocolate. Taste is sweet malty, molasses, liquorice, chocolate powder, dark fruity notes, coffee and earthy boozy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, lingering dry sweet malty grassy roast bitter finish. Very drinkable.
angelkostvo (1069) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, some dark fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet, slightly bitter, you can taste the alcoholic. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
piotrek8080 (57) - Kraków, POLAND - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate, roasted malts aroma. Thin, lacing foam. Deep black color. In taste roasted malts, chocolate and medium bitterness.
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as used engine oil and as viscous as such when swirled around the glass. Thinning tan pad atop gives way and there is little evidence of life. Complex nose; rusty and dusty with hints of kelp, Balsamic glaze, damp swarf, vinous, plummy notes, driftwood and peppery spice, and a hit of alcohol that awakens the olfactories. Quite plump, sweet and fruity on the palate. Massive wine-like depth; vinous, spicy and warming, drawing at the saliva glands. Prickly carbonation needs to be shaken off where a smooth, big body presides. Rich, plummy fruit meets umami Balsamic and Bovril notes, mineral-like and meaty. Dark chocolate underneath as is some very earthy, top-soil notes. Long, long linger of everything in a generous meld. This is a great Winter warmer. Slow-sipping at its best. A few bottles for the cellar I think. Loved it!! (50cL, BBE 03/19, Gyle 2490, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
PriorL (3055) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, vanilla, alcohol.
TASTE: alcohol, little fruity, coffee, nice!
daniele (7523) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiuma media intensi sentori tostati caffe cioccolato lieve liquoroso erbaceo intensa discreto amaro buona secchezza abbastanza complessa
skortila (5106) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has coffee roast malts mainly. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white lace. The taste is sweet, has molasses, honey, some fruitiness, little roasty edge. But roast is more present in aroma.
Stuu666 (9526) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at James’s. Pours black, sweet and chocolatey, dry roasted malts, rich.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, molasses, liquorice. Flavour is big liquorice, roast, a bit sharp, molasses, caramel and chocolate.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, tfs Menno. Aroma is quite roasted, some caramel, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, full bodied and with a nice balance. Great brew.