rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a nice rich beige/yellowish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, creamy, cocoa powder, vanilla, licorice, fruity notes, cocoa powder, hay, peat notes, whisky notes. Malty roasted vanilla flavor, creamy, nuts, peat, caramel, cocoa powder, licorice, warming alcohol. Really nice beer with good balance.
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of my father. Pours blackish dark brown with a rather big creamy mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving a thick lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, oatmeal cookies, caramel, bourbon, vanilla fudge, high quality dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, mineral rich soil, alcohol, burnt cereal and charred wood. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, charred wood, roasted nuts, bourbon, vanilla fudge, mineral rich soil, alcohol, sweet liquorice candy and burnt cookies. Mouthfeel is round, soft, boozy and near full bodied. finish is bitter with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, charred wood, vanilla fudge and bourbon. Very good version, bourbon really comes through and adds to the beer.
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a minimal beige head. Aroma is sweet fruuty roasted malts boozy. Flavor is as aroma, very nice and has a good longkived bitter finish.
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black color. Dark brown head. The nose exudes bourbon, dark chocolate, brownies and oak. Very boozy nose. Low carbonation, the bourbon hits first followed by a wave of dark chocolate, dark fruit, treacle. Boozy, dry, rounded, tongue numbing and incredibly delicious. Big warming finish with lots of bourbon, dark chocolate notes. Really well balanced through out. Never tries to be over the top. Heavenly beer that I love after a stressful day at the office on a cold November night. Thank you Emelisse.
DwarfeD (698) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home. Black with a small brown head which disappeared quickly. Full body with almost no carbonation. Coffee, cocoa, vanilla, roasted bread and bourbon.
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[10/12/13] Draught at In De Wildeman in Amsterdam. Black with tan head. Great aroma with dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. Sweet flavor with chocolate, lots of vanilla, wood, bourbon and a drier finish, a bit burnt with some bitterness. Pretty full-bodied, pretty silky.
ken1 (800) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice creamy mouthfeel, and a good roasted flavor with notes of caramel and coffee. Color is almost black with a brown head.
deyholla (5974) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at In De Wildeman. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has dark grains and dark fruits with a backing slightly boozy barrel note. Flavor has dark grain and bitter dark chocolate up front with backing dark fruits and a hint of barrel.
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Black - brown head. Licorice, bourbon, fruity, minerals, wooden, whiskey, raisins, some bitterness, high malty, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, nice malty.
thebeertourist (4661) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Black colour, light brown dense head. Delicious vanilla marcipane and chocolate aroma. Also hints of oranges. Well-balanced sweetness. Pretty much perfect.