tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with tan head, nose is oaky with a hint of whiskey and ash. Taste is over the top hot, tons of flavor, beaten up with booze.
haukur (1665) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
backlog at Mikkeller Viktoriagade in feb 15. Huge aroma if peated whisky, along with molasses, dark chocolate and some booze. Complex palate, loads of heat with slight hint of smoke, sausage, vanilla, peat, malts. Somewhat creamy compared to the original which is always a classic. Very nice.
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Light Woody, nitty and roast. Jet black brown with a light brown head. Bitter, woody, astringent and roasty notes. Bitter sweetness with lots of wood.
altonbrownd (5414) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/10/2010 8:40:24 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Dark black with thin brown head. Nose is sweet and very much reeks of alcohol. Fruity too. Taste of chocolate and lots of lots of alcohol. Way too strong for my kind.
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, white wax, gift from Secret Santa. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, dissipates slowly, good residual and lacing. Aroma is cocoa, anise, molassesa and whiskey. Flavor is quite sweet, fully bitter, tons of cocoa and anise, strong whiskey with some smoke and peat. Rich and flavorful, a bit hot, but at 17%, its actually doing pretty good. Full body.
FlandersNed (393) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
375ml bottle from 4+ years ago. This is NOT the BA Black Hole (higher ABV & no coffee, different label, etc.). Big, rich, dark chocolate liqueur, prune, peated whiskey, oak & espresso flavors with a charred sugar and dried, dark, fruit finish. Heavy body and moderate carbonation.
PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of peanuts, smoky dark chocolate, wet wood, prune, vanilla extract. Extremely sweet and boozy. Flavor is equally intense, beginning sugary and layered with molasses, brown sugar and reduced prunes and plums. Intense oak character and roast bitterness settle in on the sides of the tongue.
rouhlas (2588) - GREECE - APR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle of 2010 at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Black color with beige brown head. Alcoholic aroma, more like martini than whiskey, fruits, figs raisins plums, light roasted malty notes, chocolate, wood. Taste is sweet in the beginning, alcohol, chocolate and fruits, then it becomes bitter, with strong coffee notes. Full silky body with soft carbonation, bitter chocolate, light coffee and alcoholic finish.
hackobock (3286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 14, 2014. On tap at All in Beer Fest. Black with a large dense brown head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, caramel, peat, vanilla. Taste is very sweet caramel, molasses, dark fruits and bitter dark chocolate, alcohol and whiskey notes in the finish. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Nische (1799) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with large black head. Whiskey, vanilla, some coffee and chocolate in aroma. Quite smooth texture with taste of roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee and whisky, ending in a fiery alcohol finish.
grubypawel (322) - - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@AIBF2014. Pours almost pitch black with a huge beige head. Lots of blended whiskey aromas with hints of good espresso. And a lot of other stuff. Very heavy and very rich. The alcohol in the aroma makes it hard to detect other stuff, but I’m certain there is a lot there.