buzzoven (376) - - JAN 7, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this one in the fridge for awhile and felt i had to psyche myself up a bit before i could finally crack it open. Once i did pop the bastard little cork, i carefully tilted the mystical bottle and poured myself a sipping glass of black wonder. Witnessed a ruby dark black that shifted to pitch midnight tone once fully poured. No head rested on top, just a glass of "what the hell am i about to drink?" Shifted my nose towards the rim and was treated to a very complex array of smells...cherries, port, brandy, raisin, tar, cigar, pavement, grease, fig and plum. Taste was amazing...dropping (not just hints) but full blown novels containing roasted cold chestnuts, almonds, various forms of candied fruit, fig cake, whiskey pies, grandaddy’s rum, copper (like the taste of a penny). Flavour was very complex, somewhat overwhelming, highly alcoholic, and strangely, not hard to drink and enjoy. The finish is a real kicker, settling back in the inner valleys of the downtown part of the tongue and, like tiny scorpions, just sitting there for a while and lashing their tails...what a beautiful sting. By the end of this bottle I felt like I was living inside of a Melvins record.
Cenzura (375) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: dried plums, classy alcohol, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste: really bitter, coffee, chocolate, dried fruits, hops and really full body. Small head, good lacing and medium carbonation.
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Uiltje bar, Haarlem. Black with almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts and alcohol. Taste is sweet, lots of alcohol, roasted malts, chocolate, dry, bitter hoppy, ending. Nice.
madelfonatree (225) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased in July 2015 enjoyed November 13, 2015 in a MadTree tulip/snifter.
Look - Pours brown, not black. Finger of frothy tan head (fine to large bubbled). Little lacing. Settles to a ring.
Smell - Chocolate. Coffee. Char. Toffee. Alcohol.
Taste - Chocolate masks booze well. First sip was spicy. Warmth improves it. Bubblegum on end.
Feel - Chewy. Thick. Stings tongue. Burns.
Overall - Finishing this by yourself is a task. Time to go to bed.
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cervesa molt correcta i recomenable de beure amb calma, destaquen sobretot els tocs a licor.
Cerveza muy correcta y recomendable de beber con calma, destacan sobretodo los toques a licor.
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. dark black pour, massive tan head. Sharp roasty smoke and coffee. Whisky and alcohol, very strong and boozy. Bit of a weird bitter aftertaste. Its a flavour bomb, there is just too much going on here to be a truly enjoyable beer.
drsordr (1735) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour motor oil black and thick with huge tan head with good retention. Nose dark fruit, light roast, boozy. Taste sweet dark fruit, light bitter, roasted malt, chocolate. All the while some underlying heat from alcohol. Almost light smoke on the finish.
Terminus (3407) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours motor oil black with a nice dark brown head and amazing lacing. Nose of burnt char dark chocolate green apples huge alcohol. Being brave on this one. Huge flavors mostly char and green apples this beer is very young and needs lots of age. Long char finish. Its pretty simple huge brutal brew.
Bawelt (186) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Juste impressionnant. Pour le coup, l’alcool est très présent, il faut laisser un minimum reposer.
Le nez est très fraise, la torréfaction se sent peu.
En bouche, l’attaque amère est agressive. On est sur un café surtorréfié très présent mais loin d’être raté, les fruits noirs supportent le tout. Longueur amère vraiment impressionnante.
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/16/2011 2:30:16 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Darkest brown, tall mocha head. Bourbon nose. Taste is quite sweet, creme brullee like. Espresso. But way too strong to be enjoyable. Too much for me.
AleRider78 (328) - - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a huge frothy brownish head and has a dark black appearance. Pretty thick sticky lacing. Pours out fairly thick as well, almost like motor oil. Aromas of raisins, dark roasted malts, chocolate and molasses.. High abv is actually fairly noticeable. Flavours are a mixture of sweet and roasted malts, notes of dries fruits (raisins, plums). Once again, alcohol is quite noticeable, warming up your throat every sip. Not offensive at all, just definitely a strong mouthfeel and tingly sensation on the palate. Much more of a sipping beer.