charlotte (3813) - rÝdovre, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 cl.Bottle.Black colour with large dark brown head.Aroma of licorice and dark berries,full body and well balanced mild rosted mooth feels,hoppy and oily.Really nice beer.
stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at EBF2008. Pours a black beer with a lightbrown head. The aroma is coffee and chocolate with some vanilla and acidity from the barrelaging. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and coffee. Has a little bitterness in the aftertaste, and gives a beer above average.
Countbeer (3665) - 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.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2010 Draught at EBF 2008. Black colour with a small beige head and some lacing. Powerful aroma and taste of licorice, sweet chocolate and mildly roasted with a bitter finish. Medium to full palate.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours out in an opaque black colour with a small beige head. Bi g, almost burning aroma of ash, black chocolate, roasted malts, anise and alcohol. Full-bodied with notes of oak, black chocolate, pepper, spunned sugar, fihs and ash. Long warming finish of black pepper, dark chocolate, figs and alcohol. Need some rest, me thinks.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle on 2/16/10.
dark orange- brown tinted black pour with a tan head and random splotches of foam.
wow, itís got that new tire smell!... other aromas of green wood, ash, rubber bands, prunes, brown sugar, molasses, salame, vitamin pills and wet forest.. pretty much a lot of black stuff.
the flavor is odd and oddly the same as the aroma only on the terribly sweet side of brown sugar. ashiness, tannins and dry hoppiness do what they can to help balance... but, itís all in vain. ooo, coffee finally shows up to produce a nice aftertaste.
medium-full body feels kinda flat and dead on the tongue...7/4/6/3/13/3.3
LilBeerDoctor (3227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a thick chocolate colored head. Aroma of booze, vanilla, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted and charred malt notes initially with a sweet, boozy finish. Rich palate. Good beer, but it didnít particularly wow me. A little bit heavy on the alcohol, although I guess thatís expected with a 12.3% abv.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big roasty, chocolate, coffee nose. Very sweet, lots of chocolate, lots of caramel and toffee, dark fruit, decent oak, etc. Nothing special.
Finn (3089) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,25l shared with Rune. Thanks. Black as coal. A large fluffy mocca colored head. Inviting aroma of sherry and alcohol. Fruity overall impression with the alcohol shining through. Surprisingly easy to drink. No bitterness.
TheEpeeist (3049) - 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.