Westy84 (7) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with tan head.
Aroma: Coffee and roasted malts. Slight hop nose.
Tastes lightly sweet with coffee and burnt toast along with slight bitter chocolate. Decent carbonation.
Westchesterco (1064) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle it is a black color with a slight head. The aroma is espresso and the taste is rich coffee and chocolate and black licorice. The bitterness rolls around my palate
Iphonephan (3543) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and leather. Falvors of caramel, dark fruits, vanilla with lots of roasty notes. Somewhat boozy but immensely satisfying finish.
pdx76 (641) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at apex- pours pitch black with small head. Nose of roasted malt - not strong at all. Taste is of mild roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla.
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fletchfighters (1118) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 Ml bottle
Black with hints of ruby. Thin light tan collar.
Nose is chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, orange, tar, tobacco, and burnt tires. All in some nice harmony. Really wonderful smell that glands together well.
Taste is rich and decedent. Lots of fruit cake notes with vegemite, tar, burnt tires, dark chocolate and coffee.
Simple beer made very well. Would grab again and again
AndresTM (319) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - OCT 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sometimes, it just takes a whiff of a really good brew for you to remember why you love beer. Well, goddammit, this is one such case. Chocolate with raisins and fruitcake battle tar, coffee, ashes, and soil for preeminence, while some significant alcohol prickles the nostrils (in a good way). Caramel, soy sauce, ginger cookies, and molasses show up toward the end. What a nose. The pour is black, with a beige head that dissipates into a ring of foam. The mouthfeel is silky but solid, viscous but gentle, with gentle but sustained carbonation. Absolutely perfect. The taste is moderately bitter, with lots of malty sweetness and some earthy hops. It is tarry and slightly soy-saucy. Very substantial, with a lingering aftertaste of roasted grain and molasses. Christ on a cracker, this is beer done well.
Stuu666 (3197) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose and taste are thick, sweet, roasted chocolate.
madmitch76 (15855) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th October 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, tidy pale tan head. Palate is smooth and lightly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Good malts, flavoursome but not heavy. Mild chocolate and mild dark fruits and dried fruits. Trace of orange. Light semi dry finish. Nicely joined up and drinkable.
JoaquimLuiz (25) - - OCT 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coloração negra, densa. Creme bege, denso, duradouro. Aroma de torrefação muito evidente com chocolate amargo. Viscosidade evidente, corpo médio, álcool bem perceptível, torrefação e chocolate no sabor, com sensação de sal. Retrogosto persistente da torrefação e a sensação salgada. Boa cerveja, potente, mas com discreto desequilíbrio do álcool.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another that blurs the line between old ale, Scottish ale, imperial porter and imperial stout. Looks like the latter. Smell of charred malt, chocolate Malt balls, a hint of coffee and molasses. Taste has those attributes and a heavy dose of dark fruit that mingles quite nicely with everything else. Bittersweet finish and super smooth. Reminds me of a few foreign stouts like lion or st Ambrose."
Calisky (1030) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couleur noire, légère mousse beige qui disparait. Nez de malt grillé, café assez doux et fruits noirs, notes d’alcool, touche pas commune de tourbe, air marin, fut de whisky. Super gout de malt d’orge un peu grillé, café, chocolat, note reglisse et fruits noirs, bien ronde en bouche, légère et intense a la fois. Toute une histoire!