lassem (650) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small champagne bottle, 375 ml - served a bit cooler than I usually enjoys my stouts. The pour is off cause black as hell - as black as they come with a huge very dark brown head that appears very potent. The nose is roasted with tons of coffee and caramel notes. The whisky hugs your nose and blends in very nicely. There are raisins and something that reminds me of the chocolate plum in maderia with a neat touch of alcohol. The taste is extremely sweet witch are the reason why i serve it a bit cooler than usually - I think the massive sweetness works best when served cold. Long lasting taste that have a both sweet and bitter finish where the alcohol not is dominating as expected. Hint of the barrels and a whisky-touch that works perfectly with the sweet roasted coffee and chocolate fluids. The mouthfeel is creamy without getting too sticky and still biting your tounge a little due to the alcohol. This would be great as a dessert or as a beer served to some agressive cheeses og some vanilla icecream with sour berries. A huge beer that is extreme in every way.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye (best before of 15/07/19). Pours with a black body and a faint head. Aromas of chocolate, whisky/whiskey, tons of alcohol. Flavors are caramel, chocolate milk, boozy, port, bitter and more alcohol. Syrupy. Good.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle, BB 15/07/19) Pours a black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of chocolate, whiskey, coffee, some dark chocolate, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, whiskey, char, coffee, vanilla, and oak with a dry, bitter finish.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle; bought from Beermerchants, 37.5cl, white wax.
Poured into goblet glass; great lacing thick and lasting, colour is opaque and jet black, mocha lacing. Wow massive whiskey aroma, this is da shit, some sweet marzepan and candi sugar too, rich dark Belgian chocolate, wood, oak, just LOVE the whiskey!
Taste is a rich big bad malty affair, maybe not the best balance but definitely rich, bold, aggressive, intimidating, well pumped of booze, whiskey, smoke, wood, oak, lots of wood chip, slight grainial element, leather, earthyness, bitterness is fantastic, so so mourish and drinkability is not bad for something this potent. This really should be drunk with a selection of fine artisinal cheeses. A big bad mother of a beer. Top work again Mikkeller.
TaktikMTL (4799) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille verte de 375 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de café et de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col brun mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et d’alcool avce une pointe de vanille. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est plein avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Alcool chaleureux en arrière goût. (Rating #3495)
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375ml shared courtesy of meilby. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, oak, whisky, alcohol. Taste is very sweet and medium bitter. Full body, oily, soft to flat carbonation.
planky84 (1631) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Merchants. Black pour with a tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, vanilla and caramel aromas. Flavours of dark chocolate, smoke, licorice, oak and wood. Peaty. Huge alcohol burn. Long deep finish of sweet malts and licorice.
Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, licorice, alcohol and oak. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a very long finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolatey aroma with whiskey tones. Black in color with tan head. Sweet with whiskey tones.
Notes: Borefts Beer Festival ’10
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At Borefts BF 2010. Superb. I love it. As I don’t normally like BA beers, and Black is one of favourites, I was a little suspcious. But the whisky is quite subtle on this beer. Good heat. Gorgeous.