jar72404 (426) - USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is more of the same with oats and a nice long smoky finish. Delicious.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At backyard alehouse in Scranton pa. Sweet and malty brew... Lots of coffee and espresso. Nicely done.
jredmond (6515) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with Andrew, PJ and Brendan at backyard alehouse. Pours deep black body no head. Aroma is rich coffee and sweet oats. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of espresso, sweet chocolate, oats.
Zita (5649) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
coffee, roasty, black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft finish.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is pitch black with a slight tan mocha colored head. Nose is of oatmeal and coffee.and some chocolate hints as well. Taste is of coffee mostly, with a very strong hop presence in the back end of the taste. Rather light on the tongue for 10.5%.
yngwie (15605) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 22oz. It’s quite close to a 5 on appearance, but the head is a bit small and diminishing. It’s black as the original sin, and topped by a dark tan head. The aroma is big and intense, with soy sauce hints, lots of chocolate and coffee, alcohol and a nice hoppyness. Big flavor of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, hoppy and roasted bitterness and a faint spiced note I first thought was due to the ginger chocolate I was eating with it. It’s full-bodied, slighlty warming and silky on the palate. Lasting roasted and bitter finish. Damn, this was nice! 110708
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours pitch black with a nice brown head.Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, hay, malt, licorice and coffee. Flavor is sweet and warming with some roasted malt, caramel, coffee and malt.Full body, soft carbonation.Nice.
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Oily pitch black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, smoked wet wood, roasted malts, toffee, raisins and chocolate in a nice balance. Flavour is being quite much the same along with some mild notes of alcohol. Long dark dry fruity and raisiny aftertaste and finish.
changeup45 (1724) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and black with a nice fluffy dark brown head. Coffee roast and lots of milk chocolate in the aroma. Light whiffs of molasses, black licorice, and dark fruit follow. The flavor mirrors the aroma, with perhaps more dark fruit. This is full-bodied, fairly chewy, and bitter, but it also has a softer side with creamy oatmeal coating the palate. Some burnt malt and lingering roasty bitterness in the finish with a touch of sweet-sticky alcohol. This bottle is a year or so old, so I imagine the hops have mellowed a bit. Not overly aggressive but still plenty assertive. Solid beer.