zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle - 500 ml) Dark brown pour with a creamy looking tan head. Aroma is big with tons of flavors. Coffee, chocolate, malt and cream to name a few. Lots of chocolate and roasted malts in the beginning of the flavor. Very creamy body, possibly from oatmeal. A light vanilla and toffee sweetness comes up with the coffee bitterness at the end.
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla - kind of smells like chocolate chip cookies, some molasses. Thick and boozy. Lots of cocoa, molasses and vanilla in the body. A little bit of bitterness comes out towards the end that cuts into the black malt and alcohol. Merely okay, in my opinion.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Home. Loads of cacao and some alcoholic harshness. Too much of that IMO.
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber to huge snifter. Some chocolate and vanilla and booze in the aroma, along with dark roasted malt. Not the darkest or thickest pour ever, but it’s close. Huge head that diminishes but sticks around the whole time. Tastes starts with sweet vanilla and chocolate but absolutely slaps you in the face in the end with booze and burnt malt. Each sip was and adventure. Wow.
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th January 2011
Opaque black beer, big brown head. Nose of minerals, chocolate and fruit! Soft dry palate. Coffee and milldly creamy malt. Trace of vanilla. Cheap chocolate cake. Okay.
SlackerMads (2739) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
black, thick creamy beige foam that quickly disappeared.
fat caramel, fudge, roasted malt, vanilla, sweet coffee, alcohol. nice beer for an autumn evening in your favorite chair with your favorite blanket.
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thx to benzai @ home. Quite black colour with some ruby redness shining through, creamy light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, chocolate. Tastes oatmeal, chocolate, roasty, coffee, some vanilla. Great tastes. Full bodyne, silky, soft carbo.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- vanilla, chocolate fudge, licorice, oak
Appearance- flat black, some sediment, no real head, alcohol presence
Taste- some char, oak, vanilla, chocolate, more roasted notes
Palate- average mouthfeel for the style
Overall- Good flavors in this brew that just needed to be amped up a little. Nothing particularly memorable here.
mikem409 (1971) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks beau! pours thick black great tan head but fade is fast. aroma of chocolate and booze. thick mouth with lots of roast and ash
gunnar (7606) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger.Pours pitch black, with a small head. Aroma is malty, dry roasted coffee, caramel, toffee and vanilla.Taste is moderate sweet malty, as promised by the aroma, chocolate and vanilla. Smooth.