fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[ Courtesy of SecretWinterSanta ]. ABV: 11.9%. Clear dark brown black colour with a average to large, frothy, excellent lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, strong coffee, dusty coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, coffee, sweet malt - cacao, dusty coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
anders37 (17939) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
madmitch76 (16366) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad.Batch #7. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Light fine carbonation. Smooth dark malts with light oaky sweetness. Earthy coffee and a touch of vanilla. Mild tangy dark fruits underneath. Whisper of toffee before a smooth dry finish. Nice one.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at Jans ... deep black ... thin tan head ... big coffee ... heavy roast nose ... dark malts ... deep heavy roast ....massive coffee ... juicy roast ... big heavy roast ... light burbon... nice
Theis (13903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadg’s Pub, Kyoto. Pitch black - brown head. Lots of coffee. Bisquit. Burned bisquit. Sweetness. Coffee with sugar. Acid notes from the burned malty. Ok - taste is not as good as aroma.
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black. Thick brown head. Nice cocoa aroma with no whisky, how is that possible? Nicely balanced whisky and chocolate taste, very complex and full of character.
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown. Big coffee aroma, but like a sweet creamy coffee. Rich, super sweet, again some coffee but it’s silky...chocolate, too, but again silky. Finish is warming and decadent. Apres-ski beer if I’ve ever had one.
Leighton (12272) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during RBWG 2013. Pours thick black with a tan foam head. Big, rich coffee aroma. Big sweet flavor, hefty mocha, good roast. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, good roast, earth, rich cocoa. Nice. Rich but with good balance.
bu11zeye (11978) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, bourbon, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and roasted malt.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours black in color with a finger of tan head. There is a huge coffee aroma to this. Quite a bit of oak with just a mild vanilla note. Some nice bourbon to go with roasted malt and brown sugar. The flavor has a touch of licorice and molasses to go with vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. Really solid mouthfeel as well.