MattShizzle (599) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Been wanting to try this forever, finally available. Black and opaque. Strong carbonation. Rich, roasty aroma. Wow - this was worth the more than 15 year wait from hearing of it to trying it.
kostasgiotis (80) - GREECE - SEP 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total black body with a thick brown head.Aromas are bread,caramel,coffee,liquorice...the grat thing is that you can taste them. It bitter and sweet at the same time...Loved it
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from nightshop drank at Girl Scout place. Almost black with fizzy dark brown head. Licorice, lots of dark bread, overripe plums, spices, rum, vanilla and burnt sugar. Medium sweet and bitter. Bit over medium bodied with quite some fizzy carbonation.
kamil3ds (27) - POLAND - SEP 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- dark bread, roasty,caramel,
dark brown, nice foam, tall and smooth. Taste- sweet - light, bitter - medium, like Graham bread (personally I don’t like), bitterness from dark malt, body - full, creamy, carbonation flat.
malushky (42) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with beige, lasting head. Sweet aroma of cacao and chocolate. The taste starts very sweet, dried fruits, giving away to coffee and a long, bitter finish. Medium carbonation, a bit oily. Quite good in overall, but too sweet for my taste.
Tjomleif (126) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. Bottle. Black body, small lasting brown head. Aroma of molasse, chocolate, liquorice, light roasted malt and coffee. Flavours of roasted malt, coffee, light dried fruit notes, some liquorice, Good bitterness overall. Medium bitter finish.
abirres (60) - Salamanca, SPAIN - AUG 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vierte negra opaca con espuma cremosa de color beige de muy buena retención. En nariz destacan granos tostados, malta chocolate, en un fondo con ligeros toques a vainilla y crema de whisky, ligeramente ahumada, tabaco. Sabores de entrada a malta tostada, agrio característico sin ser muy prominente, de final seco y ligeramente amargo con cierto retrogusto a palo de regaliz.
g_georgiou (489) - CYPRUS - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with a light brown head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet and light bitter. Light roasted coffee.
CraftBeerNick (1920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home in Barbados, 17th August 16. Can’t believe I have not rated this before. Pours a thin black ale, some visible carbonation. Aroma is roasty, ashy, slight metallic. Taste is complex from the start, ash, tobacco, cocoa, roasted malts, liquorice. Really nice stuff.
Saeglopur (1696) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - AUG 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Meinl am Graben, Vienna, bb 04/02/17.
Black body, with a big, creamy, lacing, brown-beige head.
Aroma of tiramisu, caramel, coffee, cocoa powder, some vanilla, slight dark fruits.
Tastes of coffee, caramel, cocoa powder, vanilla, some wood, some liquorice, slight dark fruits.
Medium, very creamy mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty-bitter, quite dry, with coffee, cocoa powder, liquorice, wood, subtly sweet, a bit alcohol warming.
Tasty. Quite sweet, but well balanced, with enough roastiness and a lovely coffee/caramel combination. Great smooth, creamy palate. Very good style example, fully aromatic, but really quaffable at the same time. Another proof that this is one of the very best macro breweries.
Cajun (388) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black, creamy tan head. Curious aroma of coffee, burnt pancakes, chocolate syrup, and funk. The flavor is better, and somewhat typical of stout, maybe a little on the sweet side.