brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: Appropriately, the beer pours black in color. It also has no head, but I guess I’m not surprised.
S: Doesn’t smell anywhere near as offensive as I feared. Booze, certainly, but it’s mostly just roasted malts. There is a hint of ash and burnt sugar, maybe some licorice, too.
T: Although the aroma wasn’t too bad, the flavor is quite another story. Lots of tar flavor accompanied by sugar. There is more tar and asphalt, followed by booze. A very intense licorice flavor, almost like anise extract. A bit of burnt sugar and prunes.
M: Medium to full bodied with very low carbonation.
O: The aroma was pleasantly surprising, but the flavor was just unfortunate.
zacgillbanks (2143) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18.1% bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A jet black beer pours with a quickly disappearing brown tan head. It has very rich whisky, vanilla, oak and chocolate flavours followed by very strong, warming liquorice more oak and whisky on the finish.
Ricoslim (101) - - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always love the boozy beers. Color is dark black. Vanilla and coffee are the stars of the show. Heavy feeling in the mouth but an excellent aftertaste.
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge boozy aromas of licorice, port, and sweet coffee. Pitch black. More alcohol in the taste with a chewy texture. Flavors of vanilla, coffee and sweet grapes. Good but needs more depth.
fkoolen (239) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 7 5 9 5 15 On tap @ Kulminator, Antwerp. Oil black, beige head. Roasted coffee and chocolate dominate the nose and taste, along with sweet red wine, softening malts and a strong boozy burn. Quite bitter (roasted/cacao-bitter, not primarily hoppy), lingering aftertaste. Very thick and oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation, huge body.
ROBC3366 (547) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark as the night and with a thick and sticky brown head. Aroma of dried fruits, coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very nice and complex taste with lot’s of coffee, dark chocolate, raisins and some pleasant bitterness in the end. This is a massive beer
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Bamsen78 (2978) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught, 18%, 2012 edition @ Mikkeller, Viktoriagade. Pours cloudy nearly black with small tan head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and coffee, with touches of liquorice. Bitter, roasty and vinous flavour, with heavy notes of coffee and pronounced touches of malt and alcohol. Bitter and roasty aftertaste. Good but quite heady and boozy.
MisoW (1102) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Palme, thanks for this gem. My #1000. Pours black color, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, cocoa, vanilla, plums, red fruits, roasted malt, alcohol recognizable. Taste is extra sweet, lightly bitter, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, coffee, red fruits, roasted malt. Extra long, very sweet, coffee finish. This is a desert, extra nice beer.
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour. Puts a deep dark black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, and booze. Taste is mostly burnt malts, the blackest coffee, and alcohol.
ttroha (237) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by jheath99.. Pours black with frothy tan head. Aroma of booze. Flavors of coffee and booze. Bitter, boozy finish. It was almost too much of a boozy flavor for me. Decent beer, but I prefer something more complex.
Iphonephan (3058) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of toasted grain. Flavors of coffee, dark fruits and booze. Viscous mouthfeel. Bitter, boozy finish.