j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that I took to James’ place for a tasting. Pours a deep dark black with a large dense tan head that falls and ends up looking like a cafe mocha. Aroma is beautiful, big chocolate, coffee and warm brownies, soft wood and bourbon. A faint touch of cereal grains. Medium bodied, big and warm, but for as big a beer as it is it’s very nice. Smooth, warm brownies, cocoa, a hint of barrel. Absolutely lovely.
jredmond (6138) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Poirs pith black. Aroma is light poop and delicious bourbon and oak. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of chocolate, bourbon, oak and a ton of heat.
npwgallagher (39) - valparaíso, CHILE - NOV 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Negra negra! Espuma café bien cremosa. Aroma quemada y mucha alcohol con cacao & pasas. Viscosa. Sabor bourbon y alcohol.
Plovmand (6913) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. This is a serious heavy bastard. It pours opaque black with a medium creamy dense brown head. The aroma is huge bourbon, sweet hard roasted malt, smoke, tar, biting hops and alcohol. The flavour is loaded with alcohol and bourbon with some sharp notes of hops. Some smoke and tar. Alcohol is way to profound in the flavour for me.
Foffern (1405) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with Veitafan. Pours a totally black colour with a heavy light brown head. Wow! Heavy aroma of chocolate cake, roasted malt, leather and smoked bacon. The flavour is nothing less with lots of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, some soy sauce and alcohol. Has a very rich and oily mouthfeel, and a medium bitterness. A powerful and fantastic beer!
gam (3562) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
large rich head foamy very dark pour mild carbonation the aromas whiskey a plenty dark chocolate and fruit liquorice mocha coffee molasses and fig dried fruit the flavours roasted caramel and chocolate lovely whiskey though strong some heat there raisin plum and fig liquorice strong bitter morishing strong coffee the good aftertastes roasted chocolate coffee fruity goodness a lovely sweetness to balance the strong bitter finish very likeable
_angst_ (3443) - 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 (13157) - Göteborg, 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 (1589) - 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 (15188) - 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