Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ulfborg weekend celebration of nothing in particular. Black with a small, light brown head. Roasted aroma with toffee, mild coffee and licorice. Sweet licorice, caramel, toffee flavour, with spice, coffee and a touch of alcohol
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, soy, cocoa, wood, bourbon, licorice and hops. Nice.
Koelschtrinker (9488) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Der Vollmundige Geruch bleibt im Antrunk unerfüllt. Rund, leicht schokoladig, vollmundiger werdend, dennoch ist hier nicht Ende der Fahnenstange erreicht. Nett, würzig. 12/9/10/10/12/11
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate malt with light roasted malt and light residual sugar notes. Taste is a sublime mix between black milk chocolate with some light molasses and liquorice notes with light dry roasted malt notes also perceptible. Body is full with nice thick creamy texture and good carbonation and no alcohol presence is easily identifiable. I really enjoyed this huge beer and I’m glad they were able to maintain such balance and drinkability to match the complexity of this beer.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a miniscule head. Aroma of figs, dark pitted fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste is silky and smooth with chocolate, dark roasted malts, Belgian yeast, toffee and finishes up sticky with plenty of burn
freeofthoughts (595) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pours dark brown black with little foam. The aroma is sweet with a modest roasted malt. The flavor is dense barley with a hint of dried sugary fruits and more sweetness. It finished fairly dry with an earthy light herbal feel and the roasted bitter chocolate flavors inherent. Solid brew but not as captivating as many others.
kermis (3678) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Pours black with a thick brown head. Aroma of massive super-rich chocolate and cocoa, with leather, molasses, overripe dark fruit, big roast, licorice and a little soy. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Excellent!
Howlader (74) - - OCT 21, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draught at Meridian Pint for Goose Island’s Migration Week in Washington, DC. 2012 vintage.
MIBRomeo (2445) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big black pour tall tan head dense with nice laces. Aroma of milk chocolate lactose coccoa light bitter and almost a sweet hint of vanilla. Full well coated almost chewy. Super sweet lots of syrupy notes too sweet the chocolate comes through lighter behind the cloying syrups. Good bit not quite right.
Bebum (137) - - OCT 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Full body, very rich, long palate, silky,
Sweet, roast bitterness, hint of sourness,
Dried fruit, dates, prunes,
Delicious as dessert.
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