DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Shared bottle with Timfoolery at City Beer in SF. This is probaby the best beer I’ve ever had. Pours a dark brown almost black and smelled of molasses and anise with a hint of chocolate. Looks like it was aged awhile. It was incredibly smooth on the palate and just a malt lovers delight. Tobacco, chocolate, and molasses dominted the flavor. I need to find another bottle of this. WOW!!!
WABeerFiend (301) - - 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 (935) - 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 (1894) - - 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 (7623) - 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 (10123) - 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 (2804) - 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 (2953) - 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 (993) - 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.
Duchammer (115) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: poured a silky sludge black with a whispering auburn head. Aroma had blast of oak bourbon molasses dark stone fruit vanilla. Awesome flavors throughout the beer. Very balanced oak malt and wasn't overpowered with malt! Great beer
rouhlas (575) - GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle shared at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of AntonFred. Black color with small brown head. Roasted malty aroma, alcohol chocolate, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste, alcoholic with chocolate and fruits again. Medium body oily with soft carbonation.