czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours inky black with a nice extremely dark creme, some retention. intense chocolatey and burnt caramel notes, rum, minerals, fruitiness and woodiness, dark prunes. low carbonation, full body, bold resinous and grassy finish. excellent!
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours black with a short lasting brown head. Aroma is hazelnut, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is lots of dark, pitch black chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, roasted malt, brown sugar. Finish is very strong, sustained bitterness that perfectly balances all the sugar previously encountered. Lingering coffee and chocolate. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Very solid brew.
tom10101 (1797) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (330 ml). Thanks to Kevin and Steve who both sent me one of these! Pitch black with a medium sticky/oily brown head and some lacing. Aroma is decadent with tons of chocolate/fudge, burst of caramel and toffee, lactose sweetness, coffee and light dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet (not cloying) with dark chocolate (but also milk chocolate presence), caramel and toffee, lactose sweetness and light dark fruits. Warming alcohol (but in a good way, no burning). Full bodied. Creamy/velvety mouthfeel. Low to moderate carbonation. Very complex RIS! So much fudge/fun! Decadent and really enjoyable. Not overdone. Good balance. Wow!
Niall73 (613) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at CBC Brixton. Pours a dense black/brown. Thin tan head. Massive aroma - it choc, coffee, sticky, meaty, licorice, some booze. Full body! Oh, it's a monster. Coffee, choc, root beer, veg, earthiness, treacle, booze, prunes... Big and very tasty.
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floydslip (101) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 This may be the darkest beer I have ever seen. It pours brownish black, almost like tar, with a thick, creamy dark brown head. Nose of stewed prunes, resinous sugar, and balsamic vinegar. The flavor is intense, backstabbing your palate with Mexican chocolate, aged balsamic, and unsweetened burnt cocoa. The mouth feel is thick and syrupy--if you served this with a hard roll you would have a meal. Sick stuff, and not for the uninitiated. I am glad I tried it, but one in a sitting is plenty.
thornecb (3964) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours oily black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate and earthy fruit aromas. Thick with chocolate syrup and espresso front to back. Lasting hot finish.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Festival. Oily black pour with brown head. Aroma of smoke, intense almost milk chocolate aroma, light winey notes, a bit peppery. Intense chocolate flavor, red wine, not too sweet, light coffee finish. Thick, slightly slick body, sticky finish. Good, but a bit overpowering.
shoulderbroken (1500) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Craft. Dark, dark brown. Small golden head. Aroma is smoke, meat, some sweetness, initially. Further down gets a bit more interesting. Unsurprisingly boozy. Lots of roast too. Taste is bacon at the beginning and right at the end. Lots of booze. Sweet and smoky. Maybe feels a bit too strong to get the subtleties. Very nice still. Less meaty further down. I think i should try this again. It was nice, but reading the other ratings I maybe expected a bit more.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at hessen haus. Pours black with a thin brown head. Very thick mouthfeel. It really coats the tongue. Big chocolate malt on the tongue. This beer is almost chewy. Lots of licorice and dark fruits on the tongue. Finish lingers a long while. Evil twin has been really hit or miss for me but this is really fucking fantastic.
bmerz (587) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. New. Pours black with very dark brown head. Aroma is soy, umami, molasses, chocolate, smoke. Flavor is heavier chocolate, wood, very sweet but also very bitter. Texfture is wooden, thick and viscous, lively. Very very rich and delicious.