gunnar (8003) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Crowbar, Oslo. Pours pitch black no head. Aroma is strong/deep malty, vanilla and tar. Taste is moderate/heavy thick & sweet, syrupy mouthfeel, plenty of vanilla and roasted coffee, light alcohol bite at the finish, a nice one.
Zer0 (1207) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at ’t Klooster, Delft, thanks to sic1314, Pours dark brown to black with a thick beige to brown head. Aroma is nuts, caramel, chocolate, light coffee and vanilla. Huge vanilla! Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Full bodied with surprisingly thick texture. Great stuff.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy beige head. Gusher. Aroma of roast malt, deep dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour of the aroma, add light liquorice, fudge, plum, cherry. Dry, lingering bitter sweet finish.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC Clerkenwell ET takeover. Pours super dark brown/black without much head. Aroma is sweet chocolaty, teriyaki with a touch of grass and coffee. Fulling body, medium carbonation. Sticky, boozy, vanilla, cakey, choc, touch of coffee. Lovely balance, a treat.
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pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Devon. Pours opaque black with thin tan head. Coffee, vanilla, roast, toffee. Moderately bitter and lightly sweet. Smooth, medium body. Very nice.
tderoeck (8190) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/XII/13 - 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BBE: 2015 (2013-1138) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: dark caramel, hint of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, pretty sweet, dried plums, alcohol, grains. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, coffee, quite some dried fruits, sour touch, prunes and raisins, alcohol, some chocolate. Aftertaste: alcohol, lots of dark chocolate, coffee, little sour, sweet caramel, lots of alcohol warming the throat and mouth.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pourd very dark brow with a thick tan head. All I got in the nose was coffee. Taste is silky smooth with chocolate, almonds and coffee. Love this beer.
GTPpilot (20) - the valley, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of fruity sweetness with a nice alcohol burn. Cherry notes linger long after the sip. Delicious !!
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Payette Brewing’s tap room during their "Black Friday" event. Huge sweet chocolatey and vanilla aroma and flavor. Silky smooth and sweet chocolatey palate. All I can say is Biscotti. Delicious.
Saebom (6) - - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
listed as a porter? drinks more like a sweet stout. opaque, liked the big body, became a fave at first taste