oRos (1541) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at capitol beer an taproom. Pours black with brown cream head. Taste is roasted malts with some chocolate. Nice heavy sipper
zacgillbanks (4381) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from BeerRitz, Leeds. Opaque black in colour with a quickly disappearing dark brown head of foam. It has a rich leather, oak and chocolate flavour with coffee notes and rich red fruit, vanilla, dark chocolate and more leather on the finish. Fantastic!
tlind2 (1572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black color, rich brown head. Chocolaty aroma. Full flavor with milk chocolate, oak and coffee. Very full body, medium-low carbonation. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Excellent choice for dessert pairing, reminds me of mud cake.
Giochaurand (411) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark with creamy brown head. Aroma is coffee, earthy/peat, malts. Palate is full and oily. Taste is sweet, bitter with hints of syrup, liquorice and malts. Half of the bottle was used for cooking with shiitake mushrooms, and worked pretty well bringing umami taste quite nicely up.
Block (2206) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, brown head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Flavor is potent, bitter chocolate. Mostly bitter chocolate throughout with some alcohol in the finish. It’s rich, real rich.
Shot (432) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours black and thick, like old motor oil. Massive brown head--thick and sticky. Incredible lacing. Aromas of toasted malt, black licorice, gypsum, vanilla and dark chocolate. Flavors of roasty, toasty malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, cream, and licorice. Finishes with a bit of coffee and dark fruit. Smooth and creamy. Absolutely beautiful.
JoTheO (102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Deep black with one of the darkest heads
I’ve seen. Initially it’s like milk chocolate but turns a bit more pale. Aroma is sweet and complex, raisins, chocolate, some barley. Palate is wonderfully soft and velvety. Taste is initially sweet but the finish is surprisingly bitter.
Beers0mniac (108) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ptich black with long lasting brown head. Amazing aroma : Chocolate, coffee,malts, alcohol and notes of vanilla. Taste is filled with coffee, malts, roast, vanilla and hops. Complex beer but well balanced. Thick and Full-bodied. Long bitterness. A beer to warm you in the winter nights, so damn good!
mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle From Casa De Oro. Slick mouthfeel. Fairly sweet with a lot of roasty coffee notes. Extremely flavorful with well hidden alcohol. Full of roasty goodness. Very nice impy stout.
bbllmm (47) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grand beer! Pours pitch black, nose is strong cocoa and chocolate. In mouth, it thick, not sweet, syrupy cocoa, bitter chocolate, black dried plums, a touch of licorice. Really very good!!