HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml gree bottle shared by harrisoni at Cask Pub And Kitchen. Black pour, solid frothy light brown head. Oily, tar like aroma - molasses, alcohol, heavy massive roast - aroma even better, not a vanilla bomb of sweetness like many. Thick, oily, perfect carbonation - longish almost bunt bitter boozy finish. Terrif - thw fumes got me half drunk - thank you very much, Ian!!!
TBone (11282) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 375ml (vPBF)
Dark opaque black color, tiny beige head. Burned malts, bourbon, hints of vanilla in the intensive nose. Full-bodied. Burned malts and burning alcohol in the flavor. Bourbon and black coffee. Palate is liquerish, but this is very alcoholic.
lusikka (4987) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige creamy head, which settles quite quickly. Aroma of strong salty licorice, vanilla and some roasted malts. Aggressive flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, really strong tangy wood, soy sauce, burnt coffee and loads and loads of alcohol. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, burning alcohol finish at first which lingers on quite long. Will probably settle down after aging.
olio (4817) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle @ vPBF.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, liquorice, mild salmiac and some dart toasted malts. Flavor of tar, cocoa, darkt toasted malts, soy, salmiac and some dark fruits
laiti (4548) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012
37,5 cl bottle @ vPBF
Aroma has soy sauce, licorice and hints of cocoa. Flavour has really strong, stinging whiskey, alcohol, burned malt and rubber. Really hardcore stuff Ė and not in a good way. If Mikkeller Black was the tire of the car, this is the tire of the truck.
tiong (2783) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 375ml bottle @ vPBF
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a sticky brown head.
Aroma of strong soy sauce, notes of vanilla, oak, bourbon and hints of chocolate and coffee.
Taste is boozy and has notes of soy sauce, hints of roastiness, dark chocolate and vanilla.
Sticky, boozy and oily finish. Too much alcohol, nothing else really comes through. Unbalanced.
oh6gdx (19642) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@vPBF2012. Black colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, some mild glue, soy sauce and spices. Flavour is alcohol, liquorice, mild ashes toffee and some ashy notes. This is just too much and too strong.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared by dreadnaught33. Thanks Jonathan!
The beer is near black with a thin beige head. The aroma offers a large and in charge malt character, followed by some roast notes. Whoa! The flavor will kick your ass. Oh mama...this is a sadistic, wonderful beverage. Alcohol is over the top rope, but it hurts so good. Hooray beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-18-2012
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7 oz bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley. It pours a nice dark brown color with a frothy brown head. The aroma is not quite as boozy as I expected but still packs a potent bourbon punch with tons of vanilla and milk chocolate. Wood and alcohol are in there as well, but in a supporting role. The flavor starts out decent enough with some sweet vanilla, wood and fudge notes, but it quickly becomes very rough in the back of the mouth with an overpowering bitter, acrid note. Tough to choke down, really. As I sip it, I become more adjusted to this assault, but canít get over the aftertaste which leaves me feeling like I just sucked on a freshly laquered pine chair leg thats covered in cigarette ashes. Itís surprisingly not all that hot though. Eh, this one was not so good. Too ridiculously big.
brokensail (9154) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a very small tan head. Strong vanilla and bourbon aromas along with some booze. Quite a bit of roasted malt, maybe a little char. Sweet sugar and caramel with a touch of coffee and dark chocolate. The flavor is sweet with a touch of bitterness from all the roast. Brown sugar, caramel, and a dark chocolate maltiness to go with lots of bourbon and vanilla. A light booziness and still plenty of roast/char flavors.