bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black with beige rim like an espreso. Smells of Vanilla, milk chocolate. Effervescent body but end slick & sticky. Great body. Dry bitter and dark chocolate taste that isn’t sweet.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is heavy caramel, sweet licorice, medium burnt malt, hazel, feel Is medium, carb is mediumlow, taste is burnt malt, some wood, sweet licorice, traces of rye, little ash
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Roasted malty aroma with dry chocolate and light coffee. The flavor has dark chocolate, light roasty notes, coffee, and a hint of molasses. Pretty good.
gunnfryd (9297) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at KØ-2011. dark brown colour with beige head. aroma is cocoa, smoked, roasted malt, caremel, coffee. Flavour is cocoa, smoked, roasted malt, caramel, coffee. OK beer.
northropfrye (1708) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smokey aroma, wood, meat, chocolate, caramel, coffee. Dark brown colour with a brown head. Taste is smokey chocolate. Awesome palate - lively and thick, but not too thick. Great beer.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33cl bottle best by Apr 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) near black pour with thick dark tan head. Nose of cocoa, popcorn, milk chocolate, rich and creamy. Taste is toasty, sweet chocolate, cocoa, pretty flavorful and creamy! Nicely done. Great body and linger.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks perfectly black. 1 finger thick brown head. Smells of darkness with a bit of a yeastness like my first homebrew. Tastes like chocolate and some bitterness. Has a bit of a weird short after taste that I can’t put my finger on. Great lacing. Overall 8 of 10.
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost black color with a mediumsized beige head. Roasted, slightly burned and vinous aroma; notes of nuts, dark chocolate, coffee, and dried fruits. Flavour is mostly roasted and burned with dark chocolate, dried fruits (raisins, plums) and nuts. Also some earthy coffee and vanilla. Finishes bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Really nice.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DØE Festival, Valby, DK.
Black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and some liqourice. Flavor with coffee and alcohol.
popery (1204) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chocolate and cola are strong in the aroma. It also smells sweet and toasty, like fresh bread and caramel. Unfortunately, it’s all a tad weak. The taste is marred by the body which is fairly thin. It’s kinda fizzy and washed out. Fairly sweet with roast and mineral hop bitterness in the finish. A touch of booze throughout. Pours about the color of black coffee with a dissipating beige head. Decent but nothing special.