tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a nice brown head leaving small laces. Aroma is malty dark fruits chocolate coffee bready and hsa some hints of liquorice. Flavour is a bit acidy not too sweet nor too bitter roasted malty and fruity citric. Finishes bitter and roasted malty.
dEnk (4034) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ drbm. Aroma is deep roasty nutty liquorice and some earth. Flavour is roasty liquorice, hint of sourness, malt and earth. Okay.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Spence for sharing this, and word to Jackie-Os for the continual Zappa love. Deep and, yes, oily look to it, not quite at the motor oil end of the spectrum but getting there. Moderate carbonation and café au lait head. Nose is pretty inviting, with hints of anise among the usual dark roasts, char, and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, but nothing that interferes too much. Taste is a bit better than the fairly by-the-numbers nose, and is more like a nice Belgian chocolate and less like burning.
Ernesto987 (3930) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
bottle shared by Jared, thanks man! Nice rich rosty beer with some very subtle notes of nuts, great brewery adn tasty!
IrishBoy (3883) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Nose is dark roasted coffee, heavy doses of nuts, and a hint of anise. Pitch black with a medium dark cinnamon tan head. Flavor is lightly bitter, lightly licorice, and thick with expresso.
burg326 (3878) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle that pours midnight black with very thin tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, choclate, nuts, and vanilla. Flavors of coffee and choclate at first,, as beer warms, more of the walnut flavors come through. Really good beer.
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate and darker malts, very sweet. Darker brown malts, molasses and sweet vanilla and chocolate flavors.
erickok (3794) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, minimal head. Nuts, mild aroma, some coffee, chestnuts. Thin for an impy. Alcohol burn in te back.
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Had trouble picking up the walnuts, but am sure that they added to the unique flavor. Very good.
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge thanks to Ryan011235 on BA for hooking up this tick. Pours black and rather thick with a thick tan head
good lacing. Serious viscosity. The aroma is nice and rich. Big
roast and nuttiness, anise, and hops. The flavor is also rich. Big
intense coffee and roast, dark chocolate, walnuts, molasses, and piney
hops. Extremely full and heavy on the mouthfeel with lower
carbonation. A little too heavy for my tastes, as well as the tastes of most others who shared this. Intense beer, and a pretty good one. Not all hype.