Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with tan head. Roasty aroma with a hint of piny hops. Taste is roasty and a bit tart.
bursprak (1492) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare +1. Pitch black with a dark brown head. Nose has soy, coconut, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste has heavy roast, licorice, savoury notes, chocolate and some light maple.
Klimaet (852) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to the almighty Bursprak. Thanks for sharing this, buddy! Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is salty, fudgey, maple, bourbon, vanilla, oaky notes, red wine, tar, burned wood, dark chocolate, ash. Taste has a hard roast up front, fudgey notes, ash, tar, vanilla, oaky dry notes, licorice, dark chocolate, bourbon sweetness, dark fruits. Damn, this is good!
RasmusOtt (1729) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak! Pours black with a dark brown head - stunning! Aroma of coffee, sweet bourbon, maple syrup, caramel, vanilla, dark sweet fruits and some cocoa - That smells so good! The taste is much more roasted than you would expect. Yet you get the coffee, chocolate and cocoa. But I also got some dark dried fruits, roasted coffee, vinous notes and a pretty savory end. Nice indeed!
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavily roasted malt, chocolate, truffle, vanilla, smoke, wood, very complex with maple, tree, oak and light bourbon notes. A solid stout which is very thick and creamy, taste of chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, light booze with a woody astringent maple finish, semi sweet. Extremely solid, bourbon is quite muted though.
Ernest (6839) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy,dark brown, mostly lasting. Body is black (opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, chocolate), with notes of vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, oak. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, lightly salty. Full body, velvety/syrupy/creamy texture, lively carbonation, heavily to harshly alcoholic.
Not sure if I’ve ever seen a beer this utterly opaque before...I used a high intensity flashlight on a glass with a pretty small diameter and not a single hint of light could pass through. Other than that, it’s just "pretty good", certainly good for the style but of the kitchen sink over the top variety...way too much alcohol (not hidden well at all), too sweet, too thick. Quickly fatiguing and hard to drink very much of.
BrewHaMeister (253) - - AUG 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle thanks to Bytemesis pours like used motor oil with a milk chocolate head and nice lacing. Aromas of bakers cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and licorice. Flavor is medium coffee bitter. Delicious!
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma of chocolate, maple, bourbon, and light vanilla. Flavor was rich & thick with chocolate, molasses, maple, bourbon notes and subtle vanilla. Smooth texture, full body,soft carbonation.
beertholomeus (1297) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, soy sauce, molasses, maple syrup and caramel aroma. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, toast, soy sauce, licorice molasses flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt and molasses finish.
PMgep (194) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old rating from 2013, on tap at Midnight sun. Big and strong, really dark colour, smooth full taste. Wonderful.
portableparty (2168) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours deep brown black like dirty motor oil and shows a dark khaki tight head that fades to a thin wispy film and collar. Aroma is red wine oak charred bourbon licorice dark bitter chocolate faint toffee maple some yeast. Taste more red wine licorice yeast dark bitter chocolate mellow oaked char bourbon, very complex reminesinte of Abyss. Palate is full oily dry. Big thanks to Hannont!