RexTalionis (2117) - FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thx jookos. Pours blackish in color with a tan head. Dark, bitter cocoa, roasted notes with hints of tartness in aroma. Cocoa, bit of ashes and some tart notes in taste.
Frank (2381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This pours a deep black w/ a thick looking brown head of large bubbles. The nose is coffee-like w/ a hint of something that implies tartness. This is really sweet w/ a sticky, creamy textures. It reminds me quite a lot of over-sweetened coffee w/ a strong espresso bitterness in the finish. This is very mildly tart and also has a touch of a medicinal note. This is an interesting beer w/ a pretty cool label but it is honestly just not all that good.
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Brett, dark malt and yeast aromas. Chocolate, roasted malt, Brett and saison yeast flavors.
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Roast malts and chocolate. Jet black with a creamy brown head. Roast malts, with a funky vinegar sourness that finishes long and chocolaty. Cool.
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eye: Black with a large, brown head.
Nose: Cold coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted malt and sour berries.
Mouth: Dry and somewhat thin.
Tongue: Coffee, licorice, smoke, dry smoke and charcoal.
Brain:An interesting cross between American Imperial Stout and Belgian Strong Ale, but it is nothing I would buy again.
DialSquare (2307) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Proof (I think). Blackish pour ridiculous brown head. Aroma of espresso, roasty, booze, cocoa, farmhouse. Tastes are same as nose with light spice, strong coffee and a milky lactic texture. Better as it warmed. Very interesting.
TizzleJizzle (529) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big ass bottle. Poured a black color with a khaki head. Taste of cocoa malts, rich, milk chocolate, fudge, boozy and woody. High carbonation, thick carbonation.
jookos (1522) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
.75 bottle. Black, mocka head. Dark berry, dry dark chocolate, roasted, slight vinous nose. Good full body. Light finish tho. Nothing sweet here, but sort of savoury, slight soy sauce.. Nice, but non too increadible. Haven’t tried the non-farmhouse version, but would guess this is a bit lighter, drier. Was expecting a bit more. But nice also not to be overrun with everything. And the vinous note..
nazzty (820) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carbon black liquid with golden brown foam. The flavor of coffee, dark syrup, chocolate and a hint of malt sweetness.
Holmen1 (1994) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff mars-14: vi nærmer oss slutten av kveldens program, og med denne er vi høyt oppe i euforisk begeistring. Flott skum, nesten ugjennomtrengelig svart, flott karbonering som gir en lekker munnfølelse og stoor smaksrikdom. Blir dette stående som kveldens beste? Uansett gir denne ganglag for sjelen.