_angst_ (2092) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily pitch black with a frothy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick sticky lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and boozy with roasted malts, sweet liquorice candy, alcohol, lemon zest, madeira wine, raisins, prunes, moist wood, grass, burnt caramel and sweet dark bread. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, salty and salty with roasted malts, prunes, ammonium chloride, lemon zest, prunes, raisins, burning alcohol, vanilla fudge, resinous wood, port wine and sweet pumpernickel. Mouthfeel is tiny round, very boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, salty and tiny sour with roasted malts, prunes, raisins, burning alcohol, lemon zest, peat and whisky. Way too much but smells rather nice.
rlgk (8485) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Bottle at pretasting for USA comes to Skövde. Pitch black with à quite lasting beige head. Figs aroma, dades, alcohol, figs, raisins, caramel, whiskey, vs ills, cream, whiskey, woody, smoked, roasted, smoked. Whisky flavor, boozy, vanilla, milk, peat, smoked, hay, port, salt, figs, dades. Too boozy.
Dazz3 (1429) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thx rlgk. Pours pitch black with a big brown head. Smells coffee, roasted malt and alcohol. Tastes alcohol, chocolate and roasted.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 375ml. It pours a black body and a small, dark tan head. It’s quite boozy on the nose, with vanilla, roasted malts, molasses, dark sugars and lots of chocolate. Warming, full-bodied and quite sweetish on the palate, with flavors of roasted malts and lots of dark chocolate. Some vanilla. Warming finish with roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee hints. One of the more pleasant Black editions. 121019
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head. Aroma of alcohol, soy-sauce, chocolate, roasted malt and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet alcohol with some chocolate, coffee, wood and roasted malt. Meidum body, soft carbonation.
Meilby (5541) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, coconut and oak. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasty, warm, sweet, vanilla and coconut finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Hopduvel
Head: Large, foamy, cappucino
Colour: dark brown, black
Smell: some roast, lots of vanilla and some oak chips, typical bourbon sweetness, booze, banana, not really something that reminds me of imperial stout tough .. : coffee, malts, roast ..
Taste: straight booze and alcoholic sweetness and burn from the start, lots of vanilla, milk chocolate, candy, caramel, oak, lots of bourbon, a small hint of cognac, end is burning and slight bloody/irony, bitter chocolate aftertaste , good one !
larsga (5814) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big dark brown body. Opaque black body. Deep earthy black
chocolate aroma with molasses and brown alcohol notes.
Sweet-dryish earthy black chocolate taste with peppery minty
notes. Full-bodied. Hot, sharp mouthfeel with considerable
astringence at the end. Dry-bitter earthy black chocolate
aftertaste with roasty coffee and pine needle notes. It’s good,
but far too alcoholic, and fairly sharp with the pine needles,
too. (0.375l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
JohnnyJ (3895) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, thin to no head. Dark roasted malt, vanilla, bourbon, sweetness, mocha, medium bitterness, and oak. Much nicer than regular black.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 11, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(From notes 3 Oct, 2012) Bottle. Pitch black color, brown foam. Smells like coffee, vanilla, sweet. Flavor is robust coffee, feels a bit thicker. Leaves a long, bitter aftertaste. I cannot remember what I thought of the original Black, but this was very, very enjoyable.