RickFifty (576) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color, big and creamy brown head. Roasted malt nose, coffee, sour note, vanilla, hint of wood. Coffee taste, roasted, sweet fruity, high bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Bobhund (441) - - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska köpt på Systembolaget Garnisonen. Doften är fylld av choklad, tonerna går åt mjölkchokladhållet. Smaken går i samma tecken, alkoholen märks inte alls. Kroppen är tunnare än väntat. Fin!
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WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled date of 03.19.14.
Poured into a tulip on 05.30.14.
A: Midnight black with no red. 3 finger brown head that retains well and looks like pudding.
S: Vanilla, cocoa, espresso, oak.
T: Oak woodiness dominates. Cayenne pepper and chocolate are subtle.
O: The oak was way overdone in this one. The cayenne pepper was strange and did not go well at all with the rest. At 9.50% ABV, this did not need any more heat. The chocolate base was good, but was barely there. This was completely unbalanced, so it went down the drain. I couldn’t get the awful taste out of my mouth.
Florya (581) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Dark, medium brown head. Aroma: Mild fruits, some coffee, mild smokiness, heavy chocolate tones. Palate: Full body, thick texture, low carbonation. Bittersweet finish.
Leini (1099) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pitch black body with a medium brown head. Roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and some alcohol.
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TheHopster (866) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle at Craig’s house. What a choice for after dinner on a cold night. It has it all, flavors of chocolate combined with a rich malt and warming alcohol.
RoNo (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Jonathan, non-Rate Beer. Black beverage with brown foam that quickly disappears. Slight aroma of smoke and cocoa. Slightly oily mouthfeel and flavor of vanilla, cocoa and lightly roasted coffee.
Cimbasso (328) - - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at the SideDoor gastropub in Chicago. Very dark, almost balck, with a cream-coloured head. Aromas of choclate, and a huge milk chocolate hit when tasted. Very malty, with lots of roasted malt, coffee and (predominantly) chocolate flavours. This is a very dry tasting beer with a long, bitter finish with hints of ash. Difficult to drink much of this - it is so heavy on the palette and dry. Should be served in something the size of a demi-tasse. i would like to try the non-chocolate version.
Dr_Fellini (702) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Been in the bottle for a bit. Pours a pitch black color with a creamy medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, burnt chocolate, light coffee character. Flavor has a lot of burnt roasted malts, bitter chocolate, not much oak character if any, maybe because its been in the bottle too long. Medium body with a lingering burnt roasted malts. Decent. But probably much better fresh.
Brentv (450) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From botlle, black pour with small beige head and moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is the same, with a gentle bitterness and a medium full mouthfeel. Smooth and very nice.