teorn88 (2793) - London, Greater London, - OCT 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Brewdog Camden. It pours a pitch black colour with a nice mahogany head. Foam is creamy and sticks ’till the end. Aroma is deep and intense. It smells os rhum, raisins, dark chcoloate, red wine and port wine. In one word: heavenly. Taste is very well balanced between the sweet winey and resiny notes and the bitterness from coca beans and roasted coffee flavours. Mouthfeel is thick with good carbonation. Alcohol is not perceived whatsoever as obtrusive. Overall, a true masterpiece of a beer.
ABT_S54 (199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
375cl bottle served in a snifter. Black with a huge off white head which has two very distinct layers with an almost yeasty froth on top which clings to the glass admirably. Aroma is massive with a capital massive! I though Black Hole was strong but this is on a different level. Dark malts, molasses and (very) bitter black chocolate all competing for supremacy with non being declared the victor. The mouthfeel is spot on and the ABV also clearly evident is not as excessive as some reviews would have you believe. My favourite non-barrel aged Imperial Stout to date.
Hrc_Cro (115) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.25l draught. Color is black as night, I turned on my mobile phone flashlight to max lvl and couldn?t see anything. Aroma of coffee and strong alcohol. Aftertaste is bitter and alcohol kicks in really strong( who would say :).
FireGlider (43) - CROATIA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.25 draught beer drank at Csak a Jo Sör in Budapest. Burnt malt, very strong aroma. Brown head but it fade to fast. Roasted coffee like taste. To bitter taste.
ctiry (99) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in beergeek. Aroma full of roasted malt, fruity esters and caramel.
Sweet to sour taste with some bitterness. Very hard to describe or catch any single note it is so complex... Too extreme for me to judge. It is not a beer it is somethig... Something...I dont know ;)
ej (785) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 2010 shared with BBGTC. Pours a black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic and roasty. Taste is extremly sweet and somewhat cloying. Moderate roast and alcohol. Hints of tar, leather and bitter coffee. Body is slick and soft co2.
probstblueribbon (3058) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Very, very deep black-brown with a full mocha head.
Aroma: Deep, dark and black with roasted, nearly burnt malt, SO much alcohol, cooked green pepper and peppercorns, intense...too much.
Palate: Full-bodied with minimal carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with some additional slight additional depth from molasses, still REALLY boozy; sweet with big bitterness and HUGE moth-numbing alcohol.
Completely over-the-top. I regret opening this alone.
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Poured a thick black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of burnt sugar, roasted malt, liquorice and Oxo. Thick, full mouthfeel. Burnt malt flavours, with treacle, soy sauce, some grassy hop. Finish was earthy, with whisky, booze and rum.
Christopsy (113) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Pours pitch black with a coffee head. Smells coffee malty heaven. Tastes big, bold, black, and beautiful. There is no other way to describe it. This is my new favorite beer.
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
17.0% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Queen’s Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 22, 2014
Part of the 2014 Mikkeller feature at the LCBO. The beer pours a solid black with a generous dark brown bubbly head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, and soy sauce. The mouthfeel is full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is roasted malt, smoked wood, coffee, and anise. Finish is very bitter, almost rubber flavoured. Alcohol was well hidden, but not what I was expecting, and quite a letdown.