Haslinger (876) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2009 bottle. Thanks Kegbear. What a way to start my St. Patrickís day drinking. I have been waiting to try this beer for years. Literally. I am very excited by its heavenly aroma. SO good. The first taste is definite chocolate. Like walking into Willa Wonkas living room. Fantastic. The chocolate fades into some fruit. Almost wine but sweet. The aftertaste is some alcohol that you feel in your throat for awhile. Incredible
Fritz123 (1346) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared awhile ago. Poured into a small snifter. Deep brown, nearly black with a tan head. The aroma was solid with dark chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, vanilla beans, oak barrel and bourbon. The taste was sweet milk chocolate, carnation sweet milks, vanilla beans, chocolate chip cookie dough, and dark plums. Mostly balanced but it was very sweet and boozie. Not exactly smooth. Full body and chewy. I donít get the hype but it is very good.
Paigeturner (98) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Huge beer al around. Big roasty malty aroma. Some subdued hops. Vanilla and licorice and alcohol all big and balanced. Thick rich mouthfeel. A sipper for sure.
ebone1988 (420) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2015 Sample at Great Taste of the Midwest. 2015 vintage. Aroma is sweet, very sweet malt with vanilla and chocolate. Appearance is black, thick, brown head. Taste is sweet malt, licorice, vanilla, soy, booze, great. Mouthfeel is thick, oily, great carbonation. Overall, finally got to try it and, while I donít understand the hype, it was good nonetheless.
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is dark fruit, booze, vanilla, rich chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is extremely smooth chocolate with dark vinious fruit, barrel character, and light vanilla. Medium/full body.
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the 2014 vintage. Black pour with almost no head. What head exists is a brown. The aroma is potent with alcohol, charred meat, smoke, coffee. The flavor is remarkably smooth. Iím really surprised how sweet this beer is. Itís much more drinkable than I was expecting. It packs a punch. It has a soy sauce and teriyaki vibe. Almost no aftertaste which is also surprising. It dies really quickly.
ctipping (271) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed 11/25/2011. 22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter. 2010 vintage. Standard stout appearance. Jet black. The small head is actually surprising, considering the ABV. The sugars are damn near visible as it streaks down the glass.
Intense aromas. Coffee, chocolate, booze. The booze actually smells great, despite that itís practically burning my nose. Fruity aromas as well. Not as roasty as I would expect.
Tingly alcohol throughout the taste. Incredibly sweet. Coffee flavors and chocolate malts through the middle. Slightly bitter in the finish and an alcohol burn that lasts for a few moments. Itís a pretty complex flavor, but itís immensely sweet.
Pretty well carbonated for a 15% stout. Pretty boozy, too, though. And the sweetness just makes it so hard to drink. Small quantities is the most I can muster with this thing.
My views on this beer have changed dramatically since originally trying it. It is what it is. Too sweet for me, but itís something I would have enjoyed in my novice drinking years.
schmuckweizen (10) - Miami Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008/Black Wax. From notes in 2010:
Strong aromas of roast, bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee. Black, almost jet color and tan head that dissipated to lacing rather quickly. Flavor is right in stride with that aroma! Holy Hell!!! What an amazing impy stout.
dnicolaescu (1319) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 Vintage. Dulceață enormă de ciocolată dar și nite aciditate de stafide acre.
ShivanDragon (2299) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Camping Ratebeer 2015, Blauwe wax editie. schenkt zwart met kaki kraag en goede plakkerige rand achterlatend. Aroma van gebrande en geroosterde mout, vanille, chocolade, koffie, siroop. Smaken zijn werkelijk enorm dik/romig, vanille, chocolade, volmoutig, zoethout, alcohol, zacht/romig, dik, donkere fruiten. enorm dik en zoet maar wel complex en lekker ! puur genietbier voor over de gehele avond...
malkyore (285) - - JUL 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle from some dude at me roommates work.
This pretty much drinks like a port. Itís so sweet itís like... Woah. Pretty much imagine drinking a jug of molasses full of enough alcohol to fuel a drag racer... Itís pretty crazy...