fidelis83 (1739) - 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.
mar (4482) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is rich chocolate, malts, chewy, syrup, and more chocolate. Nice palate, chewy malts, sticky, light alcohol, easy finish.
EarlBucket (1) - Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark chocolate cover cherries, raisin, molasses, honey. Blackish brown with hint of red in thinnest corners. Intense flavour, sweet, dark chocolate covered black cherries. Average/soft carb, oily, thick, full bodied. Interesting. Complex despite the overwhelming cherry/chocolate.
ansalon (645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with almost no head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar, roasted hazelnuts, honey, black currant. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, black currant, honey, roasted malts, some bourbon-y notes as well. Mouthfeel is creamy yet tart at the same time, just perfect. Not bold, not assertive, not screaming out, just quietly whispering. Very good indeed!
Aaron68 (411) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ "Øltorget,Mathallen", Oslo
December 18, 2013
Beer from a tulip glass.
Black in color with a thin brown/beige head and a bit oily.
Aroma is coffee,roasted malt,some dark fruits and dark chocolate.
Well hidden ABV.
Tastes coffee and malt.A bit sweet and enjoyable beer.
A great beer in my opinion.
Lectvay (16) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at Bittercreek Alehouse, next to Even More Jesus. Great. Less roasty, a little sweeter. Delicious.
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Colour is black with small brown head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Quite massive.
ttroha (110) - Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of chocolate and coffee and hops.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bihops Arms Örebro. Black beer with a nice brown head. Vanilla, coffee, malty, licorice and dark fruits. Similar flavour. A really nice fullbodied beer.
Dazz3 (1430) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Tastes rosted malt, dark chocolate, roasted malt bitter finish.
hbchrist (54) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried two bottles to be certian. No lacing at all, pours black as sin and twice as opaque. First bottle was so boozy it tasted like alcoholic syrup. Second bottle was more interesting, but the alcohol still dominated any other flavors, and could hardly smell anything. I like this style of beer, but this particular brew fell flat for me. In the interest of fairness, however, my neighbor, who loves bitter hops, thought this was the bomb. Surprising, because he doesnt care much for malty, heavy booze brews.