DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is kind of like changing your oil, it’s thick, black, and no head. Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, alcohol are all present. Bold roasty malts and decent hop bitterness on the tongue, with a noticeable alcohol presence along the way. Big, velvety, and finishes with a long dark chocolate and alcohol aftertaste. I bet a year or so would turn this into one of the best RIS out there.
Aaron68 (466) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
350 ml on tap @ "Schouskjelleren". March 06, 2014
Beer from a shaker glass.
Black in color with a thick creamy brown head and medium to low carbonation.
Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,vanilla,molasses and some dark fruits.
Tastes a bit sweet and malty with a nice and lasting bitter finish.
A creamy sweet "coffee drink" with nice foamy curtains.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 2011. Pour is deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of oatmeal, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor is similar with some dark fruits and booze thrown in. A bit flat and metallic, I think this bottle was past its prime.
dmacdonald225 (8) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown almost black. Little to no head. Slight vanilla over coffee aroma. Very chewy, oily mouthfeel. Sweet vanilla flavor up front, coffee finish that lingers longer than normal. Excellent.
tom10101 (2090) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Thanks to Paul for this one! Pitch black with a small and thick dark reddish brown head, little lacing. Aroma if of fudge, roasted malt, molasses and dark fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with fudge, molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit and a warming alcohol finish. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily/sticky mouthfeel. Well balanced. Complex, but not as much as the best of the style. Not as good as Boris and Boris variants. Still a good RIS.
Beerhunter111 (3112) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
thomat (1841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Haket Pub. Dark brown with no head. Malty and fruity tones. malt, fruit, chocolate and bitterness. Full body with a long balanced finish.
TET (1398) - FINLAND - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black beer with a medium and brown head .The nose is intensive and complex, liquirice, roastiness, chocolate, sweet berries and nuts. Taste is powerfull, salt liquirice, coffee, roastiness, nuts and balanced sweetness. The end is long with roasted coffee. Full bodied, smooth not sticky. Great beer, pure enjoyment.
Tybalt (203) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours double black...very small dark brown head. Aroma of alcohol and licorice. Licorice and molasses favors. Slightly sweet, but also more bitter than most dark beers this rich - balances nicely.
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22oz bottle picked up at Grassroots in Florida last year @ RBWG
Pours thick black with a small dark brown head, light lacing but my glass is coated brown. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, roast coffee, dark malts, vanilla, leather and meaty. The flavor is dark roasted malts, roasted coffee, rich milk chocolate, ashy, sweet caramel with a nice bitter finish
Wow, this is awesome. I really don’t know how it could be any better. I hope to get more of this someday, (ISO) if you have access to this.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total wine sterling. Pours black with a thin, rich, creamy brown head. lots of malt on the nose. Very hop forward on the tongue. You definitely get the bitterness right away. And then all that raisiny, molasses malt hits you. I get a bit of booziness on the finish. It’s a big beer which it’s constantly reminding you of as it kicks you in the balls.