Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours very dark brown with quickly settling, light brown head, essentially no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee. Flavor is sweet, huge caramelized sugar, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, nutty and toasted with a dark chocolate, roasted, bittersweet finish. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and very smooth texture.
jefcon (1400) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing, evil reddish head and dark liquid in the glass. Aromas of bitter chocolate and bark and espresso. A profound amount of hops somehow supersedes the serious malt here. Excellent.
suprchunk (2266) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour. Tan head. Little bit of lacing. Nice nose on this. Chocolate, bready, malty. Taste is creamy and sweet. Beautiful nectar.
rouhlas (199) - GREECE - SEP 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
650 ml bottle at home. Thanks Jan! Black color with nice creamy dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate - milk chocolate, coffee, some olives, some alcohol when it gets warmer. Taste is like aroma but better. Sweet at the beginning, bitter later. Roasted malty, sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some caramel. Medium to full body, creamy silky feeling, soft carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden, it appears only when the beer gets quite warm. Very drinkable! Very good!
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour into a snifter. Roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma. This is a pretty strong beer. The coffee is heavy and masks any underlying alcohol that might try to shine through. Smooth, sweet, potent.
floydslip (182) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown tar-like beer with a thin beige head that disappears within seconds. Nose of unsweetened cocoa, coffee, and aged balsamic. Mouth feel is rich and luxurious as the flavors of dark chocolate and medium roast coffee saturate your taste buds. Despite the resinous texture there is more effervescence than you would think. Delicious beer.
panacea (84) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with extremely thick mocca head. Nose is like a sticky chocolate cake. Lots of chocolate and some subdued coffee. Hints of red berries. Taste is balanced with sweet chocolate and coffee. Some roasted notes as well. Medium body light carbonation. Very high quality!
SG111 (147) - - AUG 31, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate with coffee notes. Flavor is dark chocolate, super rich, roasted maltiness, and a little bit of cookie flavor there. The biscotti does come through a little bit. Fantastic. Coffee bitterness lingers on the tongue afterwards. Not boozy at all for such a strong beer. Decent mouthfeel and super drinkable.
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 My Bottom Line:
Vanilla extract and sweet milk flavors suffuse this viscous monster’s molasses-like sweetness, as alcohol and roasted malts attempt to salvage the finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A thin ring of foam sits atop the brown-hued blackness.
-The low carbonation emphasizes the body’s obesity.
-The ’added flavors’ in this brew simple take over any semblance of malt and hop flavor.
-The flavor profile is linear.
-Drinkability is obviously very low, but the sipping enjoyment factor is as well.
Camons (6102) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Fairbar. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, rich dark chocolate, nuts. Flavor is malty, coffee, expresso, rich chocolate, come dark fruits, nuts, light alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 240814