daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, dark brown head. Lots of peat, charred wood, smoke, asphalt, tar, roasted malt, bitter chocolate.
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Les Fleurs du Malt (Lyon). Black with a small persistent beige head and some lacing. Aroma is boozy (of course) with roasted malt and green peppers. Taste is of alcohol (boozy), malt sweetness (though it’s mostly hidden by alcohol), roasted malt, green peppers, light bitterness and a burning finish. Full bodied. Low carbonation. It’s not awful and, in some ways, in tasty. But it’s not actually fun to drink. Too boozy. Nothing stands out. Still a decent sipper.
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a cloudy brown with beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is peat, smoke, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong peat, booze, smoke, and alcohol burn. Good.
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are minerals, burnt malt, chocolate, liquorice, a little tequila, and vanilla - with a bitter and boozy finish.
RichTheVillan (2125) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 13 at gad905 tasting night; pitch black pour with tiny tan head, big boozy aroma, taste has leather some astringency, charcoal, coffee, dark fruits, really dry mouthfeel, ABV is very present a big bold complex beer.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Linköping Beer Expo 2014. Black beer with a small beige head. Whisky aroma, fruity, vinous, woody, vanilla, licorice, grapes, plums, chocolate, peat, some alcohol, grapes, grass. Malty vinous chocolate flavor, hay, licorice, roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, raisins, hay, floral, peat, warming alcohol, peat, grassy, floral, leather notes. Really nice.
Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is oak, tar, smoke, roasted malts, soy and fruits from the tequila barrel. The flavor is extremely powerful. Loads of alcohol but also dark fruit, soy, smoke, soy and a pleasant hoppy bite. Beer taken to its extreme.
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Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black. Good sticky head. Spicy chocolate. Roasted malts, decent beers.
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, little to no foam.
NOSE: alcohol, sweet, caramel.
TASTE: lots and lots of alcohol, tequila probably, but this is over the top, not enjoyable anymore...
Eructoblaster (2855) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - 375ml. Pours an opaque black body with a thin beige foamy head. Fantastic, complex malty/hoppy aroma with whisky, oaky, fruity, and some vanilla hints. Alcohol is noticeable without being too agressive. Its strong malty/hoppy taste carries roasty, whisky, tequila, licorice, and oaky notes. Ends with a long, robust, warming bittersweet finish. Very good pick to celebrate my 10th anniversary on Ratebeer!