after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375, corked and capped. Pours jet black with a loose thin dark tan head. Big sharp vodka boozy nose. Earth and peat as well. Sticky thick body. Chocolate, peat, earth, molasses, white sugar, and vodka on the mid palate. Long earthy finish.
Lukaduke (2991) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with two fingers of khaki foam that sticks nicely. The nose is sweet werthers original candy, vanilla, boozy fig and traces of hmmm bourbon. The palate is quite the ride... sweet front end matching the nose but falls quickly into a charred dark chocolate and dark fruit mid to late palate the the booze heat creeps in on the long finish where some sweet notes creep back in. Nice lingering bourbon burn... definitely a great beer. Thanks from GODFROMANAL for hooking this up !
teddybeer (3359) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head that quickly diminishes. Aroma is roasted malts with mild hints of yeast and caramel, coffee, black chocolate and wood. In the mouth is dense with a light bitterness. Easy drinkable with sweet hints, barrels and roasted malts in a high presence. The final has a decent bitterness with a good duration, highly present coffee and black chocolate notes with a hidden alcoholic traces.
mnmike (1084) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a 12.7 ounce bottle with a friend for his 1000th beer. Starchy on the nose. Big booze. Caramel and dark chocolate (which is a good food pairing). Sentiment on the bottom. 2011ish bottle if I recall correctly.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Couple years old, side by side with the standard Black. Pours a deep black with beautiful, fluffy, lasting mocha head and protruding blanket lace. Nose of espresso, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, bourbon, chocolate, burnt toast, hops and alcohol. Full body, very hot like the black. The bourbon smooths out the burn a little. Boozy but it doesn’t taste 19%.
aleksander9 (1343) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2015 Huge,heavy,brutal. Its like listening to death metal while being beaten up. Smells alcohol,leather, bourbon. Smooth mouthfeel, but stings on the tounge because of alcohol. Huge leather,alcohol, quadruppel espresso aftertaste. Overall: Brutal, like a nice death metal growl.
josteroa (5) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blaaaack with tan/brown head which lasts long to be a 20abv beer! Smells like rasins and alcohole.tastes like vanilla vanilla vanilla moccah dark dry chocolate. Very dry. Holy fuck this is an awesome beer!
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ML into a Mikkeller tulip. Of course
Oil black pour, some ruby highlights. Rocky looking mocha colored lacing. Very obvious alcohol. Little to no visible carbonation, duh.
Powerful nose. Big barrel notes of coconut and vanilla with salted caramel and some seaweed. Chocolate, oak, and lots of alcohol. Like the salted parts.
Big and burly taste. Lots of char and ash with burnt tires and then the mixture of the barrel notes. Just mixed with char, ash , and burnt tires.
Sweet feel, slightly oily, lots of booze. Understated to say a slow sipper. Some burnt rubber in the mouth but there are still notes of toasted coconut and vanilla. Big bourbon finish.
Needs some more time to mellow out. Getting there though
Countbeer (6083) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized, vast and slowly changing, ashy brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
The aroma (already from the bottle) is immense and heavenly: loads of bourbon, vanilla, liquorice, spices, cream, whiskey. And this all arose from the glass too with even some more: coffee, roast, sweet/sticky, creamy, hint of alcohol.
A lovely thick and complex aroma.
Flavours of vanilla, earth, liquorice, cream, bitter, molasses, roasted malts, spices, wood, soya, pepper, toffee, sticky brown sugars, some chocolate, ligt tar, light vinous, wood roast, some burn, alcohol drenched and roasted herbs/leaves, cognac, coffee, loght chalky and some brandy notes. Very complex as one can see.
Aftertaste is dark bitter, malty, liquorice, spicy, roast, liquor ish, herbal roast, chocolate and liquorice wood.
Low carbo, soft silky yet spicy mouthfeel, full complex body and a creamy oily sticky texture.
Aroma of this beer is killer!
Flavour is pretty good, but the 19,3% alcohol is very noticeable. though it’s not irritating, as it is more spicy like pepper, it has a somewhat overwhelming (duh) identity that is just too much present.
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boom. Wow. Bottle shared at home, cheers Steven! Did I say wow? Massive, crazy beer. Chocolate, tar, tongue-numbing booziness. Rich like Midas, chewing on papyrus. Goes to your head a bit... W.o.w.