Yorker (1089) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Pours pitch black with a small khaki coloured head that quickly disappears leaving no lace. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, and just a hint of booze as the beer warms. Taste is very similar to aroma but is dominated by a slightly bitter finish. Not really that different from the regular version.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Boozy, astringent, fusel and a lactic sourness. Very bad, probably the worst beer of the night, but I haven’t had the Uraguaian beer yet.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottles courtesy of Beerandblues2, thank you sir! Very dark maroon, small brown head. Aroma of coffee and very subtle creosote. Taste is slightly boozy chocolate, coffee. The barrel does nothing for the base beer, which is a near perfect beer in itself.
GT2 (8159) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
250mL thanks to beerandblues2. Pours ink with a weak, tan head. No retention. Nose is over barreled and very woody with black olive and salted fig/raisin. Very muted cognac. Taste is tangy, bitter, and very dry with sharp lemon acidity. Palate is overly dry. Pretty chalky. No silk or richness. No cognac. Bitter dark chocolate. Overly dry and wood tannic.
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Brad! Super black pour with a thin beige head. I don’t really like this one. Really old coffee and nasty astringency with bitter chocolate in the back. Hints of chocolate sweetness and cocoa nib save it. Medium to full body with a sweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9355) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy coffee, roast and chocolate malt, spicy hops, dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant, earthy coffee, dark fruity esters, cognac notes and a dry finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a trace of beige head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt, cognac, dark fruit, espresso, and some woody notes. Flavor is heavy malt with faint supporting dark fruit esters and earthy hops; light spice throughout; dry, dark chocolate finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and high warmth.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours calm oily black brown with a little wispy tan head that fades to a tiny collar. Aroma is boozy coffee and dark chocolate with a woody cognac scent. Taste is bitter chocolate some coffee and soy with some licorice and soft vanilla and warming alcohol. Palate is full slick oily and chalky with a warming dry finish.
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark black pour, small ring of carbonation and a little lacing with an aroma of rich dark chocolate, bold dark roast coffee and a very light booze aroma. Flavor is mellow coffee, vanilla, dry peat, some soy sauce and just a hint of the cognac (especially as it warms.) Very good beer, but I probably won’t buy it more than once due to the price tag.
jtclockwork (7885) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick dark brown head. Nose/taste of wood, cognac, heavily roasted chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, rich thick oats and nuts. Full body.