pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours black with a medium lacing and small light brown head. Aroma is brown sugars, caramel, whisky, intense licorice, oak, vanilla, sweet tobacco, alcohol,.Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is near full, texture is sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes woody and chocolaty.
Prokroustis (683) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black body, brown head. Amazing roasted malty aroma with coffee, chocolate, caramel, honey, strawberry, wood, licorice and vanilla. Not particularly full but smooth nonetheless body. Great flavour with lots of coffee, chocolate, wood, licorice and caramel, vanilla and whiskey. Excellent.
BeerandBlues2 (9461) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with raisins, prunes, plums, and figs with earthy hops, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is malt dominant, dark fruity esters, cooked sugar, vanilla, oak, and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
thomas15 (681) - USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate, salted peanut brittle, whiskey, some barrel. Black with light brown head. Nicely pulled together with a slight kick, but is in no way too hot. Chocolate, whiskey, dark fruits, beer. Very drinkable.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Dark black with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades medium-quick.
S - Oak, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, black licorice, molasses, earthy hops, some booze.
T - Chocolate, roasted coffee, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, whiskey, black licorice, earthy and pine hops, molasses, and some booze.
M - Full bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth and syrupy with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nicely balanced. Barrel aging adds some nice depth and complexity to the base beer.
daje (2043) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 12%, bought at Toft Vin Islands Brygge july 2012, enjoyed september 15th same year. All black body, good light brown head - very big head for the strength actually. massive aroma of roasted malt, whisky, leather, blackcurrant and alcohol. Taste is pretty roasty, with wood, ash, english hops, chocolate and whisky. Warm feel, thick body, bittersweet aftertaste with sugar, berries and wood.
thornecb (4317) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black into a snifter. Tan bubbly head recedes to hug rim. Dark pit fruit and espresso aromas. Medium bodied with sweet dark chocolate syrup and mild yeast front to back. Hot lasting espresso finish.
BenH (2198) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate licorice and wood. Taste of licorice, wood. A bit thin with a clean finish. Pretty good.
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... bottle at home .. deep black ... soft roast .... light chocolate ... dark malts ... soft roast ... sweet chocolate ... dark roast ... big chocolate ...ligth meatyness.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at Craig’s. Pours a very dark brown colour with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of whisky, oak, chocolate, soy sauce, coconut and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering coconut, chocolate and alcohol again. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.