matticus_finch (12) - California, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is delightfully dynamic and completely insane. Other reviewers seem to disagree, but the aroma is my favorite part--intense dark chocolate, port, tobacco, mild smoke and maple sugar. Stellar. Despite the permanent stain this beer appears to leave on my glass, it isn’t quite as full-bodied and creamy as I expected. Looks like a steakhouse, drives like a bistro. This beer is worth it for the aromatics alone, though!
Bule (1177) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a thick black color with a dark brown head. Low carbonation. Smooth toffee that blends well with a subtle bourbon flavor.
WABeerFiend (321) - - APR 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bomber into a goblet on 02.08.15.
A: Bourbon, German chocolate cake, molasses, and cherry. It has a very rich smell. Bourbon is strong.
A: 1/2 finger dark brown head. It quickly fades to a ring with some spots of foam. Midnight black body with no red.
T: Bourbon, German chocolate cake, and cherry dominate.
P: Surprisingly thin for 12.7% ABV. Smooth, but watery.
O: The alcohol is hidden well. The aroma is awesome, but the taste is disappointingly muted.
John25 (1034) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black. Darkness. Oil. Fruit. Roast. Molasses syrup. Rich velvet feel. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (1991) - - MAR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Oily black with no head. Aroma is soy sauce and dark fruit. Taste follows with a tasty waffle cone finish. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Good.
DSG (8367) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[2/15/15] Draught at City Beer in San Francisco. Black with a beautiful dark brown head. Big aroma of dark chocolate, liqueur and some coffee. Flavor full of chocolate, cocoa, some coffee and a bit of liqueur. Big thick mouthfeel. Wonderful.
Bov (10377) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of fiulijn; my Ratebeer’s rating #10’000 - pitch black beer with no head, leaves black traces on the side of the glass; light woody and with strong notes of chocolate, dark fruits, maple syrup, caramel and molasses; full-bodied, some sweetness, thick and sticky, a fair earthy bitterness and a long aftertaste of molasses, Bourbon, wood, black cherries and maple syrup again with a warming alchol presence - massive and very good
jrob21 (2897) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at HMOG. Super sweet and soy sauce. Big body, big viscous texture. Not quite my speed as far as how I like my stouts at this point. Big aggressive chewy malt body and sweetness. Dark and rich.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Mike. Jet black, oily squid’s ink with the smallest khaki trace. No head. Heavy dark chocolate syrup aroma, light fudge cake, brown sugar, plums, tobacco, & a hint of anise. Flavor of toasted, charred brown sugar, anise, rich plums, chocolate, faint molasses, earthy tobacco in the finish, & a very mild onset of papery oxidation. Dense cocoa & burnt brown sugar finish with a touch of anise & dark fruit. Thick body. Good.
rhsiung (1108) - USA - FEB 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
bomber @ mikkellerbar. little head, super creamy, roasty, boozy, bourbon & vanilla, chocolate. black as midnight.