fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black pour with a 1-2 finger, creamy, caramel brown head. Aroma is huge on roast, some dark caramel, chocolate, wet granite, a little earth and grassy, light citrus and pine hops. Flavor starts of with a deep complex roastiness, nothing else to like it to at first, just a great application of roasted malt, after a little bit some other flavors come in dark chocolate, burnt sugar, sweet caramel malt, caramel malt grains (pre mashing), sweet, tree fruit esters, some sweet bread spice, molasses and pine hops. Heavy body with a creamy to syrupy entry, light carbonation and slightly more syrupy, but still creamy then off dry finish. Really fantastic stuff.
spacecube (824) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours black with a small head, aroma is chocolate, bonfire toffee, vanilla. Sweet but keep a hold of it with a bitter note balancing the sweetness well throughout. Body is medium, texture is slick and oily, Carbonation is soft.
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a medium brown head. Roasted malt, booze, caramel, chocolate, slight aniseed. Sweet with a bitter coffee/hop finish.
dalfaro86 (260) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brew with a medium brown head with poor retention, aroma i moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with caramel, alcohol, dark fruits and chocolate, robust bodied, flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and low bitter with a sweet finish and a long aftertaste.
azzie (230) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dense and very dark with beige head. Full body, very sweet, medium bitterness. A bit smoked, dark roasted sugar in taste. Good one.
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black, with a thinning tan head. Raisin and molasses on the nose, chocolate and a warming alcohol flavour. Tastes creamy thick. Luxurious beer
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black clear colour with a chocolatey coloured rather fast fading head. On the nose aromas of treacle, caramelised dates, bitter chocolate, dark raisin and sweet resin develop. Light mousse and slick texture with sweet treacle flavours with notes of chocolate and coffee bitterness, caramelised figs and dates offer a beautifully harmonic interlude. Full bodied with a long finish lasting well on the whole palate.
veceo (511) - CROATIA - AUG 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown color, thin brown head. Full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate,smoke, roast, sugar, hints of coffee. Medium sweet taste. Creamy texture. Very complex beer with nicely hidden alcohol. Excellent.
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black thick body with a creamy tanned head. heavy aroma of dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol, burned coffee. Complex taste of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla and anise. No alcohol notes whatsoever after first smell, rich bittersweet black aftertaste. Impressive!
berntholer (898) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beige head leaves some lacing. coffee coloured. aroma candysugar, roasted malts and coffee. taste like aroma with a very balanced bitter sweet aftertaste like ashes. quite dense body, medium carbonation. very very nice!! bottle 33cl / bd feb-2014
thelynchfella (42) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured jet black with light brown head. Aroma is of molasses, coffee and roasted malt. Quite sweet tasting, again molasses, coffee and roasted malt with the a lovely oak finish. Quite bold on the palate, quite heavy, but really tasty. Good imperial stout