hackobock (3286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a thick beige head. Smells of cocoa, some coffee, roasted malt, some sweetness to it as well but lacks hop aroma. Overall the aroma was not that distinct as expected. Medium body, low/medium carbonation. The coffee notes are more distinct when drinking, the finishing bitterness is mellow but long-lasting.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a small biege. Aroma of sweet chocolate malt and a fair bit of booze. Very sweet flavour, chocolate predominates with a background woody note with a fainter hint of alcohol. Nice and sweet.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
S: pitch black, thick, chocolate head
A: roasty, bittersweet chocolate, a little boozy
T: coffee like bitterness, toasty, slightly unbalanced alcohol burn
O: this is a good beer, but unbalanced flavors; itís worth trying, but then you should upgrade to the bourbon barrel aged version; the aging balances out the beer and makes it spectacular!
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twindog (274) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice dark color with a ten head big flavors of dark chocolate and a nice ipa taste at the end nice strong coding in your mouth graet beer
doubelknv3 (1081) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lite coffee, sweet malt, mild bourbon, caramel, and biscuit aroma. Black with thick than head. Sweet malt, mild bourbon, and roast coffee notes. Balanced, watery-bitterness, and mild alcohol finish.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mugs Alehouse. Barrel aged version. Sweet and rich on the palate, I get brown sugar, molasses and caramel. Nice smooth mouth feel, Itís sweet but I like it
Bricktop86 (761) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 I think this beer is a bit overrated. It has a nice flavor but the after taste is a bit off. It does get bonus points for the bottle art
Gfro (11) - Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ominously dark liquid. Smells of leathered raisons in a coffee shop. Tastes like a burnt chocolate brownie and alcohol. Sweetly bitter finish. A lingerer.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a dark khaki head. Aroma of coffee, figs, chestnuts, and a little bit of hops. Taste is nice and complex for the style - coffee and chocolate up front, then a good balance of malts and hops. Gets pretty bite-y for the finish. Donít really taste the ABV.
Skvader (130) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gives a nice light brown head which only remains as a haze throughout. Aroma has dark chocolate and wood. Taste is smokey and coarse yet somewhat sweet as strong coffee with brown sugar. Aftertaste is first a sharp bitterness than almonds and similar nuts.