Scopey (7867) - Croydon, Greater London, - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at CP&K. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, strong coffee almond and toasted coconut. The taste is pretty damn sweet, sugary coffee, toffee, caramel, wood, vanilla, banana, espresso, roasted malt, nut, toast and cola with a dry, bitter-sweet finish. It definitely comes together as biscotti. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Flavoursome but pretty damn sweet and cloying. I can appreciate why others may really like this; it’s just not for me.
Jorn69 (1296) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Havregatan 150117. Bottle (650 ml) fromSystembolaget. Roasted malty with lots of chocolate and vanilla, sweet, full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bittern roasted with chocolate. Really tasty!
rood (45) - Borgerhout, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
If you would like to smell & taste sweet chocolate, figs, nuts, boozy, molasses, go ahead this is your beer. Not really complex in mouthfeel, one dimensional sweet. No umami character, no lingering aftertaste. I don’t get the hype about this one. Not my cup of tea. Meh.
Westchesterco (1218) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at pizzeria paradisio it is a dark brown with no head. The aroma is chocolate and the taste is a dark chocolate with some sweet molasses overtones
beeratarian (129) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark and thin head. Aroma of bread, nuts and fruit. Flavor is a bitter sweet nuttiness, sweet on the finish. Very smooth and drinkable. A style of its own. Interesting and worth tasting.
slowrunner77 (6281) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Richly flavored and decadent (though not as much so as the imperial version). Smooth amaretto and coffee with a huge malt nose and flavor. Enjoyed this one!
revolution2718 (289) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick jet black with a half finger of tan head. Nose is booze, roast, chocolate, nutty, dark fruits. Taste is roasty, chocolate, a bit milky, a bit nutty, some coffee on the finish. Mouthfeel is super creamy, really good.
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trapped (984) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drought at Torst. Very dark brown with creamy tan head, vamilla and coffee aroma, tastes like a vanilla-coffee ice cream, low carbonation, thick body, long finish. Great brew!
geologyguy (833) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell is a mix between dark roasted flavor and dark fruits, good mix and diverse flavors! Touch of vanilla, taste is smooth and of vanilla, touch of hot alcohol, bitter roasted finish...could be better
BeerFunGuy (791) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This rich black beer has an amazing sweet coffee ice cream aroma. It has flavors if coffee and chocolate. It starts of really mild and develops into a more complex flavor.
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AgentAle (889) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very rich chocolate, mocha, espresso, fig and deep sweet malts. The taste is similar ;very very sweet and almost chewy mouthfeel that finishes with light bitterness. For 11.5% this is pretty smooth. Far too sweet for my liking. Appearance is a dark body with a beige head that retains fairly well.