barn0216 (346) - California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black, creamy tan head disappears quickly leaving the glass clear. Semisweet chocolate smell. Very heavy flavor, chocolate, coffee, cherry, almond, alcohol. Starts sweet, gliding to a gentle bitterness. There are some very nice elements here but it comes up a little short.
Yorker (968) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a large tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is liquorice, vanilla, toasted malt, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, and some port. Flavour is bitter chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, and some warming alcohol. Not as bitter as the original and more smooth.
marcus (5890) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours nearly black with an attractive tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is an intense chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry satisfying finish.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - SEP 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, best before 2015. Black as hell with a small, big-bubbled mocha head that doesn’t stay on for long. A little bubbly lace on the edges. Aroma is sublime, lots of sweet malt, toffee, vanilla, slight roast, chocolate, bourbon and a hint of port. I could smell this forever. The taste? Starts off with the sweet malt, backed by an almost raisiny presence, bitter chocolate, sweet, dark fruit, big roaaty finish. Not quite as complex as the nose, but good. On the palate it’s nice and chewy with medium carbonation, slightly sticky and real velvety. Real nice.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cask Pub, Pimlico. Black with a tan froth. Lovely vanilla and whiskey orange aroma. Chocolate , marcipan, vanilla and a hint of fruit in the mouth. Close to perfection.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ABV: 12.0%. Dark black colour with a average, frothy and open, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, tobacco, wood, oak, sweet alcohol, medicine notes. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Idiosynkrasie (3114) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pitch black colour with small, frothy, minimally lacing, beige head, leaving a thin layer. Intense dark malty aroma has notes of liquorice, and soy sauce. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty with notes of liquorice, soy sauce, a touch of leather. Sticky lasting finish.
gunnar (4745) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle with Ivar at Schoukjelleren, Oslo. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma of dark chocolate,liquorice, cellar wood and coffee. Taste is complex, wood, moderate sweet malty. Thick and filling mouthfeel.Charcoal and liquorice. A surprisingly good one.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a brown head. Malt and toffee aroma with vanilla. Malt and toffee flavor with vanilla and light whiskey. Fuller bodied. malt and toffee linger wtih light whiskey and light vanilla.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, roasted and licorice. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.