durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Rich, nearly black pour with a tan head. Nose of toasted nuts, complex coffee, chocolate, toffee, huge fruits--plums, prunes, raisins. So much going on here. A big, big beer, but not boozy or overwhelming. Palate was lighter than expected for the ABV as well. So tasty.
Lectvay (15) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Bittercreek Alehouse, next to Even More Jesus. Great. Less roasty, a little sweeter. Delicious.
VastActiv (1690) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Quite massive.
ttroha (109) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of chocolate and coffee and hops.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bihops Arms Örebro. Black beer with a nice brown head. Vanilla, coffee, malty, licorice and dark fruits. Similar flavour. A really nice fullbodied beer.
Dazz3 (1430) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Tastes rosted malt, dark chocolate, roasted malt bitter finish.
hbchrist (54) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried two bottles to be certian. No lacing at all, pours black as sin and twice as opaque. First bottle was so boozy it tasted like alcoholic syrup. Second bottle was more interesting, but the alcohol still dominated any other flavors, and could hardly smell anything. I like this style of beer, but this particular brew fell flat for me. In the interest of fairness, however, my neighbor, who loves bitter hops, thought this was the bomb. Surprising, because he doesnt care much for malty, heavy booze brews.
wisdomsolo (157) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at A&W. Has a decent toasted and nutty aroma. Flavor is smooth and a bit dry. The flavor is a bit weak on stoutly characteristics. The first glass I had had a nasty metallic taste, bartender replaced it but the new one isn't much better so I'm going to attribute it to the beer.
Miked1687 (476) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at pizza plant. Dark brown Black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is mostly chocolate syrup and some roasted malt. Very smooth syrupy body with tons of sweet milk chocolate, dark malt, And coffee. Good stuff.
jhp40219 (207) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’Shea’s Irish Pub. Pours black with a small brown head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma and taste of dark chocolate, heavily roasted malts, coffee, and dark fruits. Long finish of roasted malts and dark chocolate. This doesn’t taste like a 11.5% beer. I wouldn’t think this was over 6%. Alcohol is well hidden. Full bodied, chewy texture, average carbonation. Excellent beer!
Scrapersnbeer (1260) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smokey aroma of dark fruit mash, soy, and alcohol. Closest in appearance to actual oil as any beer in awhile. Taste of bitter chocolate and spiked coffee. Full, creamy body like an latte, with spiked espresso of course. Like one of those frozen coolatta’s, only sub the sugar for soy sauce, and again, spike it. A punishing experience.