yumyum (207) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2008 Awesome "beer" It is almost more like a port to me. Amazing aroma, almost wine like. Pours black with brown head and some lacing. Much sweeter than I had anticipated. Still has the notable roasted coffee flavour with slight bitterness on the finish. Sweeter than black hole. one to savour
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a opaque black with a large creamy long lasting brown head. The aroma is semi-sweet with a fair amount of roasted malt. Some chocolate and a hint of ash. You can smell some alcohol but it really does blend well all the malt aroma. The flavor large. Tons of roasted malt. Sweet start with a semi-dry finish. Moderately bitter with just a touch of pepper. Full bodied with big warmth.
HenrikSoegaard (9747) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Intense malty aroma. hoppy. Incredible strong burning flavor. Long power power power full finish. Fantastic brew. What will this beer be like in ten years from now?
NosirIwont (1817) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a great, big brown head which sort of ‘rains down’. Some lacing. Powerful sweet aroma; kind of tears up the nose at first, before you get used to it. The initial flavour is very sweet – feels almost like drinking sugar – and it’s very dominating; thus, the ‘real’ flavour is in the finish, which is quite complex with bitter chocolate, licorice and apple. Feels dry and has a sherry/dessert wine-feel to it. This is some crazy shit. At first I could only drink this in small sips, but it became easier the more I had had :-). The beer is a bit hard to describe as such because it’s so overwhelming. The high alcohol content is what makes this beer interesting; it’s not a masterpiece in itself or anything – actually not too well balanced, but the overall feel of it is great, because of the alcohol. I’d drink it again. 05-04-08.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is opaque black with a thin sticky and dense brown head...it definitely has legs...smell is sweet alcohol with undertones of chocolate...wow...what a thick and syrupy but not sweet mouthfeel!!!! The dominant flavor is sweetness/alcohol, with a roasty chocolate backbone...for it to be this high in alcohol blows my mind a little bit...I am not amused that I have to go back 30 miles away and buy more bottles, but I suppose I must...
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: April 05, 2008
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted aroma with a lot of dark chocolate
Flavor: huge roasted malt flavor, lots of black chocolate character, strong roasted coffee, lots of bitterness of of the roasted characters, winey caramel sweetness comes in for adds complexity and balance
Date: May 11, 2008
Source: cellar party
Aroma: picking up some dark caramel sweetness in the aroma in addition to the rich roasted and dark chocolate, alcohol is coming through after a while adding to the winey sweetness
Overall: the winey caramel sweetness is much more up front, still dominated by heavy roast and bitter dark chocolate, the sweetness starts to pick up a candy sweetness, alcohol kicks in big time upon warming
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to the kind folks at wlv for popping this bottle open over this past weekend..... poured a very dark brown with very little to no head..... aroma of yeast, dark fruit, and a little smoke in the way of ash...... an abundance of ash and roast, dark fruit, and chocolate made up the nose. this was also hugely boozy that was really warming going down the throat..... i’m hoping that some age will improve this one but for now, it remains quite hot which you would expect from a beer of this abv.
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - APR 7, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Bottle. Pours pitch black, with short lasting brown/nougat-colored head. Aroma is mindblowing. Sweet, yet strong. Alcohol, sugar, malt, hops, liquorice, dark chocolate. Appearance is thick and almost sirupy. Taste is phenomenal. Starts very sweet, and then the alcohol kicks in and leaves your palate, throat and tasts buds completely numbed. Absolutely amazing.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle. pours dark brown with not much of a head. a nice chocolatey, espresso, and alcohol nose. flavor is dang there’s a ton of alcohol here, it’s sharp, biting, and pickly all over the palate, besides the very hot hot alcohol notes there’s some espresso in the finish. i doubt the alcohol will ever mellow but 5-10 years probably couldn’t this beer.
holdenn (2062) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 Bottle sampled at West Lake View tasting. Pours a black color with a tan head. Nose is chocolate with lots of coffee, roasted malts, and booze. Chocolate sweet flavors with all that alcohol. Anise, charred malts, and dried fruit. The alcohol and astringency is a bit overbearing here. So hot ... this one needs four years or more before it becomes great.