tommann (2852) - Dudley, West Midlands, - DEC 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a large head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice and burnt roast. Taste is burnt roast to start with a chocolate coffee finish which is heavy with alcohol. Sweet throughout.
ctiry (99) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in beergeek. Aroma full of roasted malt, fruity esters and caramel.
Sweet to sour taste with some bitterness. Very hard to describe or catch any single note it is so complex... Too extreme for me to judge. It is not a beer it is somethig... Something...I dont know ;)
ej (782) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 2010 shared with BBGTC. Pours a black body with a medium tanned head. Aroma is sweet, alcoholic and roasty. Taste is extremly sweet and somewhat cloying. Moderate roast and alcohol. Hints of tar, leather and bitter coffee. Body is slick and soft co2.
probstblueribbon (3057) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Very, very deep black-brown with a full mocha head.
Aroma: Deep, dark and black with roasted, nearly burnt malt, SO much alcohol, cooked green pepper and peppercorns, intense...too much.
Palate: Full-bodied with minimal carbonation.
Flav.: Much like the nose with some additional slight additional depth from molasses, still REALLY boozy; sweet with big bitterness and HUGE moth-numbing alcohol.
Completely over-the-top. I regret opening this alone.
Beese (2555) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell. Poured a thick black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of burnt sugar, roasted malt, liquorice and Oxo. Thick, full mouthfeel. Burnt malt flavours, with treacle, soy sauce, some grassy hop. Finish was earthy, with whisky, booze and rum.
Christopsy (113) - SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Pours pitch black with a coffee head. Smells coffee malty heaven. Tastes big, bold, black, and beautiful. There is no other way to describe it. This is my new favorite beer.
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
17.0% ABV (as marked on bottle)
Queen’s Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
November 22, 2014
Part of the 2014 Mikkeller feature at the LCBO. The beer pours a solid black with a generous dark brown bubbly head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, and soy sauce. The mouthfeel is full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is roasted malt, smoked wood, coffee, and anise. Finish is very bitter, almost rubber flavoured. Alcohol was well hidden, but not what I was expecting, and quite a letdown.
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle from the LCBO
chocolate, roasty, alcohol, smoke, soy
black, cloudy, frothy,
heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, salty,
full body, creamy, astringent, average carbonation,
Very good but a little too much sweetness
borre_m (347) - NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 pours black with tan head. aroma reminds me of kaluha, creamy. taste is creamy, lots of coffee, but surprisingly smooth.
codfishh (111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick black with tan head that laces the glass aroma is strong black coffee and some light acidity. Flavor is all coffee dark and bitter. Some light aoh sauce notes some salt. Medium body medium carbonation.