charule (1553) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with artmcd8. Nice aroma of choc. Sweet slight bitter taste pretty smooth.
beechner224 (896) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Black with tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, just hint of coffee. Taste is again rich dark chocolate. Not sure if I get the walnuts, it’s so rich. Either way, damn tasty and alcohol warming.
chrisv10 (12498) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC. very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, candy, caramel and dusty. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, medium sweet, hop, candy and a little bitter.
Psytron (1546) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell of licorice. Black colour, mid brown head. Sroma of alcohol, rum, licorice. Half flat carbon. Oily texture, heavy body.
BeerBunker (898) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of malt, dark fruit, nuts, and chocolate. Taste starts off with a hop bite, that is evened out by a toasty malt backbone. There is also dark fruit, chocolate, and walnut. Lingering nutty taste. After it warms up, a lot more walnut comes through. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Body is medium and sticky, with a fair amount of carbonation. The alcohol is well masked, but very warming. It tastes good, and it drinks easy.
Rasmus40 (13502) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 020515
hallinghansen (2353) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Green session. Dark brown body with a small light brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, syrup. Nice.
Aniela (3537) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with an nice beige head. Roasted chocolate licorice caramell aroma. Roasted chocolate, caramell, licorice, tar flavour - nutty notes. Really nice one :-)
lightbias (284) - USA - MAY 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As I open the bottle, I expect a whirlwind of olfactory color, and that’s exactly what I get; a deep aroma, rich with a blend of Belgian malts and candied syrup; sweet breads, lightly browned caramel and nuts. The glass is a snifter, perfect for delivery to both my olfactory and gustatory senses; I tip the bottle for a small pour at first, allowing temperature change a dynamic hand in my experience. The brew is a visual masterpiece; pouring thick, the head rising slowly. The dark caramel foam, creamy and stiff, floats heavily on the surface and is affected little by smaller movements of the glass.
My first sip is an eye opener. The 10% ABV is not at all abrupt and lingers in the backdrop, but this beer is much too drinkable to be any less than dangerous. There’s no heat, the nuttiness of the walnuts is mild, but very apparent, and the blend is phenomenal! You don’t need those bourbon barrels when the original is this good. Flavorful and rich; the sweetness of the Belgian influence only buoys the umami forward taste; not complicating, but complex. My palate is awash with flavor, the thick, full body of this brew is sticky on my tongue and consistent while it lasts.
Even the carbonation is just right for me, the body just bright and lively enough to be exciting, but not so buzzy that it’s wrong. The finish is somewhat long, but each sip I take brings me closer to the end of the bottle...bittersweet, for sure.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5/2/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 4th session. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, nuts. Bittersweet flavor with roast, coffee, nuts and a boozy touch. Medium to full-bodied.
Meilby (9431) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2015, Green Session, København
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, nutty, earthy, hint of coffee and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, chocolate, nutty and caramel finish.