Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served in a Westbrook Tulip. 2011 vintage.
A: Pours an opaque black color with a quick dissolving dark brown head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and some whisps.
S: Dark fruits, roasted malts and a touch of smoke are all present here. Some dark chocolate and bitter coffee beans pop up as well.
T: Some nice dark fruit flavors with a slight booze kick hits up front. The booze lingers throughout and has intermingling flavors of bakers chocolate and candied sugar. The finish has a ton of semi-bitter roasted malts that a have a little sweetness kick as well and a twinge of smoke.
M: Heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Nice mouth coating oiliness and slickness.
O: Very solid flavors throughout. The booze lingers a little much and leaves a little too much sweetness. There is some deep roasted malts that counter this in the finish, but the booze seems to stick around even after that.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2012
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a trade with Phaleslu, thanks! It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. The taste was intense, nice oily mouthfeel, more chocolate and coffee with a nice roastiness and some light spiciness towards the finish.
rodbod (51) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt, thick, creamy, and waxy on the nose. Huge palate of treacle, ash, and something green. Delicious!
Taboada (455) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from the tap on the 13/03/2015. Black colour with a medium beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet with presence of the roasted malts and intense coffee flavour. Aftertaste is rich and balanced. Next one please!
xlts (61) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chmielarnia Marszalkowska. Pours pitch-black, great beige head. Aroma of sweet, milky chocolate. In taste it’s extremely smooth, and again: chocolate-y and milky. Medium roastiness. Full bodied. Very good.
Dr_Fellini (704) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a thick pitch black color with a nice brown head. Aroma is a potent burnt roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Same in the flavor. Giant mouthfeel with a lingering burnt roasted malts. This is a big beer! Definitely a sipper. Very nice. Would love to try the BA version.
Maksymiliant (74) - POLAND - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
W aromacie czekolada, kawa, lukrecja, suszone ?liwki. W smaku slodkie, czekoladowe, z palona goryczkowa kontra. Dobry zbalansowany ris.
hackobock (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 27, 2015. Bottle at home.
Black with a dense brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, licorice, caramel, tobacco and light green pepper notes. Taste is light to medium sweet with coffee, pepper, roasted malt with a roasted bitter finish along with some coffee, licorice and pepper notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
vjohans (155) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, black, brown foam, hazy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
aleigator (340) - GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black color, with a small head, which leaves back a thin lacing.
Got a complex nose of toffee and coffee, wrapped up by bready malts and hints of tobacco, as well as a matured hoppy note. This comes along with a subtle infusion of dried blackberries, while the aromas in general are defined by a great balance between toffeeish fudge and charred coffee. Got a certain heat to it with glazed malts and a sweet peak of molasses.
While the beer drinks pleasantly smooth, it got a fitting, lively carbonation, which brings a decent hop dryness to the palate during the finish.
Begins with bready, coffee infused malts, which got a biscuity hint to them. This gets accompanied by both, soft cream and ashy tobacco. Then a sweet note of glazed toffee, fudge and molasses gets mixed with the bready flavors, while fluffy cream is still providing a smooth mouthfeel. The finish then is defined by coffee and warming caramel, standing in perfect balance to each other, while the beer seems to be quite aggressivly hopped, as a recognizable dryness appears from the coffee, providing a gentle bitterness. Concludes with an interessting aftertaste, formed my cream and earthy, slightly slick coffee.
bytemesis (3982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax! Pours inky black, medium creamy dark brown head that dissipates to a ring with nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, tobacco, lots of molasses, some anise. Flavor is medium sweet and heavy bitter, very roasty, lots of chocolate covered molasses cigarettes. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Wow, this one really does destroy your tastebuds.