TET (1300) - - MAY 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 39, BBE AUG/14. A black beer with a medium, dense and beautiful creamy, brown head. Aroma is great, stong chocolate and roastiness are nicely balanced, liquirice, some coffee and milky sourness. Taste is roasted, salt liquirice, some chocolate sweetness, herbal bitterness increase in the aftertaste and dries the mouth. Full bodied, smooth and very pleasant to drink. Very balanced IS with enough of nuancess, velvety smooth drinkability finished the pleasure.
Martinus (2527) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear black colour, red hue, firm tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, red fruits, liquorice root, laurierdrop, cacao. Sweet malty flavour, quite bitter, liquorice, hops, black coffee. Sweet finish, chocolate, coffee, salmiac (salty liquorice) and milk chocolate. Nice brew!
(50cL bottle @ home)
blutt59 (5907) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, dark brown to black color , really nice balanced mix of roasty coffee, chocolate and earth tones, good beer
kaser (1768) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious. Bottle pour at home. Black with tiny brown head. Massive cocoa chocolate Carmel taste. Thick. Then threw a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. Great dessert
Shark_Pants (66) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma vanilla, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, charred steak, vanilla, gravy. Really good mouthfeel, nice & thick but not too chewy. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
culchiem (2037) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma is firm roast malt. Flavor is light burnt, dark candy, some alcohol on a long toast finish
humlelala (813) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: January 1st 2014) Pours pitch black with one finger toffee head that recedes gently leaving ample film and thick creamy lacing in the glass. Aroma is initally bourbon and iodoine, which - as the brew warms - gives way to more gentle yet rich notes of molasses, toffee and bread with a hint of vanilla. Creamy texture, soft carbonation bordering on flat, full body and yet a surprisingly dry finish with an astringent touch from the alcohol presumably. Flavour is a bit of iodine, roasted malt and driness with more hints of bitterness than sweetness. I get how this could be complementary to a sweet desert.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
hparasuraman (1) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Excellent beer although a bit pricey..love the aroma of the beer..8wired have some wonderful beers in their collection and istout is definitely among the best!!
nlc (58) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Very creamy, coffee, alc 10% but you wouldn’t notice it, But now after 15 min I do. Good job guys. Not really my favourite but this beer does kick my ass. Though, a bit expensive, value/money wise. (NZD13.5 / ?8.15)
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours black with a small creamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is dominated by chocolate fudge and coffee with some hints of dark fruit, vanilla, wood, and dark bread. Taste is roastier than expected from the aroma and it mixes great with the rich chocolate fudge, coffee, and dark bread. Long finish leaving an oily palate and a roasty, burnt wood taste. Thin to medium body. Awesome.