BoringBard (139) - - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of malt and whiskey. Pours a deliciously black colored liquid with nice head. The head is white with a hint of brown in it, but disappears quickly. Not as complex as i remembered in taste. First a round and malty taste, which turn to sweet maltish whiskey flavour. Aftertaste not to good (dry/astringency). The mouthfeel is not as viscous and extreme as i had hoped with a name that translate to "black oil". All over a nice beer. I don’t like it when barrel aged beer get to much alcohol taste, and this does a good job there
budznsudz (429) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with a head that disappears. Aroma is oak, booze, and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit, barrel, and chocolate malt.
GothGargoyle (904) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black and oily with virtually no head. Aroma is molasses, wood, soy sauce, hint of leather and smoke. Very smooth on the palate, oily mouthfeel, sweet with only a hint of booze. Taste is raisins, wood, chocolate, prunes, hint of anise. Yummy
Claves77 (143) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like motor oil black. Great smell. Not too strong. Smooth taste, not overpowering like others. Smoke flavor.
Jrwhitney6 (230) - - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, dark brown into snifter. Subtle nose, but whiskey barrel, booze and dark fruit present. Very chewy mouthfeel. Toffee, a touch of whiskey, booze, smokey. Good - not worth the price, but good.
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authenticmead (55) - West Coast, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got it from Mainbrew ABV. Subtle aromas of fruit and whiskey. Medium mouthfeel with toffee, dark dried fruits and cocoa. A bit vinous and oxidized. Very smooth with low carbonation. I would like to see a bit more hop presence and whiskey character.
Choos (562) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: malt, choc, sea
App: black tan head, sheet lacing
Flavour: iodine, whiskey, malt
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Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 25 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head.Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Flavors of oak, vanilla and whiskey. Medium heavy bodied, light carbonation, roasted peat finish.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a finger thick, creamy mocha head. Aroma is nice burned malts with oak, coffee, muscovado and tobacco. Quite light body with very soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with burned malts, whisky and oak barrels, as well as muscovado and dark fruits, and with a lingering sweetly finish.
abstractbeer (232) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at home. Bottle has been in my beer fridge for ~2 years. Bottled "July 2011", best before september 2014. Pours the expected very black brew, with a "cappuccino coloured" small head. Aroma of sweet raisins, prunes, coffee, smoke/peat. Smoky flavor with notes of coffee, burnt malts, brown sugar, dried fruits, leather. Long and lingering aftertaste following the initial flavor, with an additional cascade of flavors, liquorice being dominant, then nuts. Soft carbonation and full body. Yum!
ColovianTrader (160) - - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Dark cherries, dark chocolate, wood, smooth vanilla, toasted bread, whiskey and raisins. Hints of caramel, licorice and clove. Bite of alcohol at the end but great texture carries it well.