MaroonOrange (136) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with a dark head. Dark cherries, smoke, tobacco, and chocolate. Very sweet and smooth, but with a slightly light palate.
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle served in snifter and tasted next to the Natale cherry version: As expected both beer look similar, deep brown near opaque with a lasting frothy tan head and spotty lace. The noticeable difference is the lack of cherries and the more pronounced coffee character. Leather, tobacco, char, earthy and herbal esters are the main tones of this beer. The taste is primary coffee, roast, and alcohol. A tad harsh and not all that complex really. Got one note very quickly... Boy it is amazing what the cherry addition will do for this, this is a vastly a lesser beer without it.
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ C4, Odense. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Really smooth and dry. Roasted and bitter with lovely chocolate , vanilla and coffee. Mild ashes and a whiff of metal. Good stuff - without a question.
jonnyguns (1078) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours pitch black with deep tan head that holds incredible lacing. Nose is huge! Fresh espresso, roasted malts, dark chocolate and vanilla all come through. Taste is wonderfully smooth. Coffee is dominant as well as chocolate and finishes with a long bitter, roasted finish. Is like drinking a dessert. Fantastic!
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Steve_0 (2882) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the parentals, with my dad. Pour is viscous, oil black with a small brown head and great lacing. Big coffee, cocoa, sweet milk chocolate, light vanilla, woody, earthy, lacto, coconut, and spruce in the aroma. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, coconut, espresso, caramel, rich earthy hops, lacto, and soy with a light alcoholic burn on the back-end. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Easy-drinking imperial, but one glass was more than enough for me.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, small brown head. Extraordinarily pleasing aroma, with lots of coffee, caramel, licorice, milk chocolate, vanilla, amaretto. Full, perfect, slick palate. Exceptional sweet malty flavour with chocolate, esspresso, brown sugar, biscuits, vanilla. Amazing.
hallinghansen (2108) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at C4. Black body with a medium light brown head. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vinous, dark fruit, vanilla. This is amazing.
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Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Christian Firtal, following a wild weekend in Ulfborg i fabulous international company as usual. Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma of chocolate, mild coffee and charcoal, with strong vineous notes of port and brandy, a touch of sweet cherry and vanilla. Sweetish roasted flavour with rich dark and light chocolate, dried fruits, cherry, vineous alcohol, and some milder hard roasted and coffee notes. This is brilliant.
Bamsen78 (3427) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Christian Firtal, Odense. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy dark tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, and shortbread. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, with heavy notes of coffee, biscuit, sugar, and dark chocolate. Warming alcohol presence. Lingering, sweetish and alcoholic aftertaste. Really good, indeed!
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Best before 2015
So I figured I’d give this a try, as I found it at a "good" price of $16 for the bomber. Black, inky, some rim graham foam. Smells initially like booze, then coffee, then almonds, then dark toasted malts, then some vanilla, almond, sugar, hints of amaretto. If the booze wasn’t so strong on the nose, then I’d really enjoy the smell of the beer overall. Flavor is alcohol, then dark fruits, more alcohol and some bitterness. Seriously, the alcohol is too much here for 11.5% ABV, brutal. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a tacky, dry finish. I don’t get it.