jamesie1857 (1423) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - NOV 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from brewery shop in Brugge - a black body, almost oil-like, with a dirty looking thick brown head which last some time. The nose is chocolate, liquorice, blackcurrants, coffee, very complex as new notes hit the nostrils. The taste is the same, a bit of vanilla, cherry and some spices come through as well. Oily in the mouth, a boozy warmth at the end. I like this a lot. Shame I didn’t buy more than one!
hackobock (1455) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spetember 24, 2014. Bottle. Pours black with a large dense brown, lasting, head. Aroma is chocolate, light fruity (cherries), dried fruits, dark sugars. Taste is sweet chocolate, fruity, light roasted bitterness. Finish is very light fruity tartness, light bitter and medium sweet dried and dark fruits. Smooth oily texture, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intense roasted malts, lovely dark choco kick, coffee, same time pleasant fruitiness walks side by side with qualities of roastiness and dark characteristics, noticeable hop presence, dried fruits, candy sugar
Moderate to heavy sweet with long bittersweet pleasantly warming finish. Smooth. Feels full bodied. Awesomly well balanced, intense and highly enjoyable.
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Raspberry in tin can, sour alcohol- very interesting, brings out raisin and bourbon notes.Taste- sweet, intense, viscose, raspberry but could have more "dark"’ish imp stout taste
Lilja (1690) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fat på Bishop Arms Gustav Malmö. Smak och doft av mörk choklad, kaffebönor, torkad frukt som plommon och russin, körsbär, karamell, brunt socker, trä, rostade toner med aningar av vanilj och laktris. Fruktig, sträv, rund och len med fin bitterchokladbeska. Alkoholen väl dold, välbalanserad och komplex. Fantastiskt gott.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice
A: Pours a beautiful deep dark color. Opaque. The head is very small, bubbled and beige. practically no lacings left
S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. A bit fruity. Belgian yeasts
T: Strong on roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee. Belgian yeasts. Quite bitter
M: Heavy body. Low carbonation. High ABV. Roasted bitter end
O: Simply excellent
[ BA Review @ 10/7/2011 ]
Experiment_Ale (1033) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At my place with Jacob and Matt and the girls. Pours lack with layer of light bubbles. Aroma is yeasty, roast. Taste is overpowering yeast.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"black as night pour with a dense thick chocolate head. complex malted chocolate, roasted grain, candy aroma. thick smooth body - hides the 13% dangerousy well. a little more bitterness in the flavor, dark fruits, chocolate, hint of molasses. a very good beer falling just short of blow your socks off status."
dfearnley (1032) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to tulip
Oil, brown sugar, caramel, molasses...a whole lotta sweetness. Pours an amberish brown with no head. Caramel, mocha, some coffee, and red wine.
CraftBeerNick (923) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 3rd October 14. It is very Black! The aroma is sweet, syrup, booze and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, berries and chocolate come through. Body is thick. This is a good beer, slightly too sweet for my palate, but still delicious
Ferris (4497) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Molasses, loco rice, roasted malts and soy sauce. Jet black with a decent brown head. Soy sauce, booze, dark fruit, port, big roast malts and a long sweet bitter finish. Nice and strong with all the age.