MakeItDrinkIt (66) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black. Thin dark brown head. Aromas are rich sweet dried prunes, coffee, leather, chocolate, raisins... WOW! Alcohol is there, but not aparent. Flavor is initially big black licorice, sweet dark chocolate, figs - no, scratch that - black strap molasses with raisin tar. Then finishing back into black licorice with a touch of astringency. This beer just doesn’t finish! Roasted nuts, tobacco, leather, dark rum... should age well for 20+ years if anyone has the patience... Tasted May 21, 2008 - Bottle from John’s Market Place in Portland.
ejh8 (105) - - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as night. It's the first beer I drank out of a green bottle that was not skunked when I opened it. You can smell the booze from 6 feet away. Very very very strong Imperial Stout almost burns on the way down. One bottle for the entire cold night. The taste is your typical Imperial Stout but that high alcohol content really send it over the edge. You must experience this at least once - maybe twice.
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JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black as pitch. Tarry and intensely roasty. Loads of char, vineous and salty. There is an interesting cooked fruit aroma with burnt plum and fig as well as a massively boozy finish. A big roasty/salty finish with a really intense salty character. Sticky and rich with a savoury finish. Soy and a bit of roasty sourness. Unique but not my bag at all.
Gethinbeer (2221) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jet black pour with a decent looking head and cling lace. Smoked peat aroma. Mix of flavours from winter berries, plum, raisins and fig. Salty, Marmite finish. Really hits the back of the throat.
wolfcarnival (129) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
on keg in beergeek bar with cam on new years morning. this was our terminal beer. cam poured some big fuckin glasses of it. abyssal black with a thick grasping tan head. intense aroma of booze, dough, caramel, burnt wood. tastes sweet and acrid. lots of dark fruit like a port, dark coffee, burnt rubber. it was intense. too much for me. good finisher tho
RhetoricalAns (417) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle. Very dark brown pour, thin dark sandy head. Aroma is dark coffee, bitter, not a lot of the alcohol that I was expecting. It shows up in the taste though, which starts out coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, then lots of alcohol warmth. Slick oily body, heavy body.
tandembrauer (349) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Cardinal. Pours black with creamy brown head. Aroma roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol, slightly sour. Taste sugary sweet, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol, umami. Bitter-roasted aftertaste. Generally a good beer, but probably forms a "neutral taste" base for the barrel aged versions; it thus has only little own character for a beer that strong.
MatthijsE (897) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Borefts 2013. Pours a black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, choco and slightly alcohol. Tastes coffee, choco bitter and glue’ ish. Dry texture, thick body with a low carbo.
ametras (536) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
375ml bottle. Motor oil black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are burnt malts, licorice, chocolate and ethanol. Full body, moderate carbonation, syrupy texture. Unmissable alcohol kick. Not particularly enjoyable.
IPAgutten79 (618) - Skui, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart utseende med medium høyde på det espressobrune skummet. Aroma av likør, sjokolade, lakris, røstet malt og kaffe. Smaken er stort sett samme som aromaen, men du kjenner alkoholen selv om det ikke er skjemmende. Søt, meget søt. Medium bitterhet i ettersmaken før du kjenner alkoholen varme godt nedover halsen. Tykk konsistens.
Werckmeister (175) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap at Beergeek Bar, Prague on 28/12/2014. black color, dark coffee colored hdead. smells of dark coffee, some chocolate, some caramel, liqueur, malty, some sweetness. full body, very full mouthfeel. very oily, tastes sweet & bitter, bitter chocolate, raisins, alcoholic warmth, quite heavy, a sipper, overall more sweet than bitter, liqueurish, chocolate sweetness. for me almost a bit too heavy, too much mouthfeel and too much sweetness, but still liked it. will give this another try from an (aged) bottle.