crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
side by side with the Cognac Black. Deep oily texture, creamy head, burnt & chocolate malts. Warming finish but covers the alcohol well though a bit more fire than the Cognac edition.
jbeatty (1239) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 04/19/2012. Pours black with dense, espresso crema head. Aroma of brownies drizzled with chocolate liqueur, coffee grounds, hops noticeable, great vanilla and whiskey in the finish. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate balanced soon by heavily bitter coffee and roast, warming whiskey finish. Palate is velvety and viscous. This is pretty nice, it almost seems a bit restrained for something of this strength.
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beermerchants.co.UK. One of those perfect beers. Loads of whiskey, loads of chocolate and coffee. Really ace.
Boutip (5583) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with excellent retention and some good lacing. Aroma of whisky is quite strong with some light vanilla notes and some light roasted malt notes. Taste is bit hot with some warming alcohol and clear whisky notes which are balanced by sweet rich black chocolate notes. Body is full with good carbonation and some alcohol ester notes are clearly present. A bit too much whisky for my taste with alcohol being a bit too present as well thought the base beer is still very enjoyable.
jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours oily black with dark brown head. Nose and taste of charcoal, roasted chocolate and coffee, whiskey, nuts, oak, vanilla and peat. Medium body.
GRM (3588) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green bottle, 375 ml, best before 13/07/19, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured March 5 2012; eye: black, opaque, tiny sheet of cappuccino head, nice lacing; nose: roasted malt, alcohol, light burnt malt, light resinous hops, toffee, strong coffee, molasses, light woody, light whisky; mouth: intense, roasted malt, alcohol, resinous hops, light burnt malt, strong coffee, molasses, light woody, light whisky, vanilla, intense finale in brunt malt with presence of alcohol, full body, not much carbonation, mildly bitter, mild astringency, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: intense
Bouteille verte, 375 ml, meilleure avant 13/07/19, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 4 mars 2012; œil :noire, opaque, petite couverture de mousse cappuccino, bonne dentelle; nez : malt rôti, alcool, léger malt brûlé, léger houblon résineux, toffee, café fort, mélasse, léger boisé, léger whisky; bouche : intense, malt rôti, alcool, houblon résineux, léger malt brûlé, café fort, mélasse, léger boisé, léger whisky, vanille, finale intense en malt brûlé avec présence d’alcool, corsée, peu carbonatée, moyennement amère, astringence moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : intense
maledictum (739) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a medium dark beige head. Sweet aroma with burned malt, espresso, dark chocolate, whiskey, wood and hops. Very sweet flavour with burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso, hops, whiskey, wood and hints of vanilla. Finished sweet with warming alcohol.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Papsoe for this beer.
It pours black with a generous tan head. The aroma is of whisky with some chocolate. The flavor is strongly of whisky, along with roasted notes and chocolate. It finishes with a big alcohol warming. All in all, a bit over the top for me, but definitely a must have for whisk(e)y lovers
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, roasted, chocolate, vanilla and wood. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is roasted with sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer with a high level of alcohol.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, whiskey, alcohol, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, whiskey, chocolate and liquorish.