gegwilson (266) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from B&M. Pitch black with small tan head. Opens with some sweet blackcurrant juiciness before lots of chocolate and coffee and a more bitter finish. A touch watery with evident alcohol.
jcnielsen (1330) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a dark brown color with white head. Roasty, burnt, malty flavors. Alright.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can @ AirBNB Palace. Black pour with a big tan head. Nice roasty, graham cracker, and dark chocolate. A touch of vanilla, light ash, and coffee. Not bad. Flavor is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Some graham cracker sweetness, ash, and a touch of vanilla.
McZythos (34) - Nancy, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good head, forthy foam. Very black beer. The nose shows aromas of chocolate coffee and caramel. Nothing exceptional. The body is light, very light ,and I was quite surprised because the ABV is high, although there is alcoholic notes and some hints of iron or metal which are quite disturbing and covers the light black currant, plum and port-wine aftertaste. Quite disappointing...
Cousin_Larry (193) - - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Made a bad choice and bought a 12 oz can. Bottle tastes much better. Coffee and chocolate flavor with a metallic aftertaste. A good not great beer.
llcooldave (996) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a hint of ruby red when held up to the light. Smoky sweet aroma of cocoa, pepper, and chipotle. Clean sweet flavor profile. Some coffee liqueur and cinnamon. Overall, an extremely delicious brew. Thanks to BZK for sharing.
angelkostvo (461) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, big mocca head. Aroma of coffee, red wine, milk chocolate. Taste is light sweet a bit sour, medium bitter. Light to medium body, oily texture, soft to average carbonation. Interesting
fakebeersnob (87) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good, moderately priced stout. Pours very dark, with a darker tan head. Taste is chocolate with then a bit of a coffee/mocha. It finishes slightly bitter, and I do get a hit of a dried fruit towards the back end. I do not taste the alcohol at all, and think I could easily drink multiple of these.
blackisle (340) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Starts very bitter, than caramel, chocolate, coffee, overall roastiness, some brown sugar, syrup, pitch black, tan creamy head that stays for a while and decent lacing, sweet-and-bitter taste with strong roasted malt undertones, full body, slick feel, distinctive bitter finish with hints of spices and sugar
VastActiv (1697) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 15.09.2012. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts.