zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 750 ml) Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Flavor is nice and rich malts with an earthy roast underneath. Nicely carbonated and bitter on the aftertaste.
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured black with a low tan head. Aromas of malted chocolate and coffee. The malt is really nice and smooth dark chocolate. Earthy notes throughout.
Linnet (1601) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ar: roasty, alcohol, smoke, licorice, soy sauce, leather, chocolate, floral, some yeastiness in the finish, very rich.
Ap: black colour, big Brown head, lacing.
T: rich as sin, big bite, fat maltbase, salty, roasty, alcohol, astringent, this is true black metal!
P: fullbodied, lively carbonation, salty, roasty bitter and warming finish.
O: those who are about to rock, we salute you!
Pyrmir (5318) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Opaque black with rich and lasting mocca head. Aroma wonderful, dark chocolate, coffee, peppery notes and some herbs. Taste is leather, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted, liquorice and alcohol with clear tangy notes, especially late in the flavor. Really nice beer.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark thick black pour with big dark brown head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, slight acidic red fruits, hints of dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate, roasted malt, not much in the aroma. Taste is better, nice dark chocolate, roast, coffee notes into a bit of dark fruit, some slightly acidic malt, spice, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.
AirForceHops (5877) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage 750 ml bottle, thanks to Phatdog1. Dark black with incredible tan head with great retention. Nose is strong roasted malt with a nice Belgian yeast funk. Taste is rich dark chocolate, espresso bean, light vanilla, earthy funky yeast. Subtle funk. Secondary fruitiness and residual sugars. Mouthfeel has a creamy texture. Great stout to sip.
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at a small tasting. Enjoyed in a snifter, 2012 vintage and 75CL split 4 ways.
A - Pitch black, oily and nice 2 finger coffee coloured head.
S - Smells very nice.You get a standard stout of coffee, chocolate and roasted coffee. Green pepper nose and the farmhouse yeast adds a belgian orval nose to it
T - Taste is pretty standard. There’s licorice, smoke, chocolate and dry oaky notes. The flavor is spicy, bread and sadly the two styles just don’t meld too well
M - Big body, sticky flavors that hang out for a long time. Creamy and heavy carbonation
O - Good beer, the original I still think is better than this one.
swegepe (26) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grymt skum som är det svartaste jag sett. Tydlig rostad ton, kaffe, och i ytterkanten en doft av salt hav och diesel. Underbar.
larsniclas (6532) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Pitch black with a huge, brown head.
Juniper-berries and a lot of roasted maltiness in the aroma.
Chocolate and coffee in the flavour along with sourish notes.
Light and fresh with a light to medium bitterness.
Beerheart65 (1351) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black enough, thin beige film of head stays long. Sweet aroma has some bitterness also, licorice, bit milky notes, some coffee, medical herbs, dark ripe fruits. Full body and feel, bit oily, roasted bitter, french roast coffee, long roasted finish, potent carbonation, milk chocolate, sweetness nicely balanced by roasted bitterness and carbonation. More like smooth liquid black metal, good balance, flavors and character. Not that aggressive, more nuanced and pure. Good job!