BenH (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head. Nice aroma, heavy bourbon, coconut, vanilla and chocolate, dark fruits, cake mix. Taste is divine, rich coconut, chocolate, bourbon, cake mix. Thick sweet and long finish. An absolute beauty. Every so often a beer just blows you away, thanks Craig.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 250ml @ home
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, tobacco, coffee, oak and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, sweet, chocolate, oak, coffee and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft.
madmitch76 (12235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th May 2009
Copenhagen. Indeed ’black as coal’. Dark chocolate coloured foamy head. Soft palate. Rich beer! Minerally chocolate and coffee with a definite alcohol spice. Woody sweetness and a very warming finish.
olio (4830) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s. 2008 vintage. BBE 12/2012.
Pours pitch black color with small beige head on the sides. Aroma of peat, vanilla notes, mild chocolate, some ripe dark fruits, mild hops and some liquorice notes. Flavor of vanilla, peat, chocolate, mild dark berries and some bourbon. Quite aggressive taste, long peaty palate.
laiti (4557) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ Panimoravintola Beer Hunter’s, BBE 31.12.2012
Aroma is rather nice with whiskey, smoke, some licorice, hints of ash, vanilla and cocoa. Flavour is rather woody with licorice, some smoke, licorice, tobacco, hints of ash and vanilla. Dry finish. A bit too woody but nice anyway.
gunnfryd (9372) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak. Flavour is vanilla, coffee, chocolate, oak. Full body. Very nice beer.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, dark chocolate, fruit, brandy, fudge, vanilla extract, and cherries. Taste pretty much the same as above. Overall a good beer.
Countbeer (3680) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks to Sfhodense.
Yes, a completely motoroil black as night pour with a good pretty vast (darker) brown head. Looks good.
Smell is a big bomb of liquorice, coffee, burnt malts, spices, coal, earth, espresso, yeast
Taste coffee, earth, wood/oak, liquorice, earth, good firm bitter, hint of sticky burnt sweets, hint of alcohol, dark fruit: raisin. A good full bodied, but slightly strange balanced, still good, bodied tasting beer.
Spicy bitter burnt wood coffee aftertaste. The roasted sweets, coffee, light earth and firm bitterness stays in the aftertaste for a long time. (Thats good!)
Low carbo, full body, soft creamy/oily mouthfeel and a (creamy) oily sticky texture.
Talking about a big impy.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with abeige head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, caramel, hay and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and smoned with some hay and caramel. Full body, average carbonation.
TheEpeeist (3057) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25 cl bottle. Ebony with a creamy and coating tan head. Nose is licorice, molasses, dark chocolate, oak, raisin and hay. Body is equally as lush. Silky and syrupy with a delightful tickle. Taste is blackberry puree, espresso, chocolate syrup and oak. Finishes with tart elderberry and cocoa powder. Great barrel aging.