jbrus (4992) - Delft, - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Aroma of peat with some chocolate and coffee. Ebony coloured, clear, brown head, fair lace. Sweet, light sourish, light bitter start but very bitter finish. Loads of peat, chocolate, coffee, licorice. Medium body. Nice but not exceptional.
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks Papsø: Brewed 2009: Batch 415: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Pitch black pour. Medium to smaller sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aroma is a great and complex mix of roast, wood roast, malt roast, coffee, earth, peat, some liquorice, some peach, apple and flowers, tar, toffee, mocha, brown sugars, plums, prunes, tobacco and spices.
Flavours of earth, coffee roast, wood roast, chalk, tar, spices, bitters, coal, coffee, peat, brown sugars, tobacco, some hints of dried prunes, dried plums, dried figs, hints mocha and toffee. Overall datk roasty, coffee, peat, earth... Awesomely balanced! Yum!
Aftertaste is roasty with bitters, spices, earth, some oatmeal and coffee, malt roast, chalk and coal.
Low carbo, oily spicy silky mouthfeel, full (!) body and an oily texture.
Awesome beer! Just briliant!
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Henrik. Black coloured, has a little light brown head. Aroma of alcohol and malts and light peated smoke. Flavor is heavy complex, starts sweet, some malty-peated notes, not medicine but something like it, bitter laqurice, light warming alcohol. Coffee? Perhaps. Creamy, dry texture.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bread, cereal, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, oily feel, lively, soft carbonation, bitter, long light burnt finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and powerfull smokey aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull smoked islay flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Fantastic.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Huge brown head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, peat, tar, wood, chocolate and has a rich dry finish.
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a insanely jet black color, the darkest beer I’ve ever seen, with a small brown head. A sweet nose of cocoa, smoke and vanilla. The flavor is super rich but balanced between smoky whiskey and big dark fruit, loads of heat, molasses, some brown sugar, astringency. Good overall. The barrel will be a lot for most people. The smoky bitter astringency with the heat is a bit rough, but this is a solid brew.
ThirstyBird (764) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BelgBeerGeek! 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours a super dark brown color with a brown head. The smell is peat, roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is big peat, scotch, roasted malt, dark fruit ending dry. Full bodied, nicely carbonated and smooth.
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour, red hue, tan head. Aroma of smoke, Islay, ash, coffee, chocolate, molasses, whisky, peat, and chocolate. Malty flavour, sweet notes, roasted malts, ash, Islay whisky, peat, chocolate, cacao powder, light coffee notes, quite bitter. Malty finish, ash, roasted malts, mocha, bit bitter, lingering sweet. Quite a bold beer, while still showing some balance. I quite like the way this beer developed.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Vincent!!)
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/VIII/13 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - bottled: 9/III/9 - BB: 9/III/12 - batch: 415 (2013-740) Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, small layer of beige bubbles, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: bit peated, chloride, caramel, sugary, whisky. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very peated, chocolate, mocha, cocoa powder, bitter touch, alcohol, some whisky. Aftertaste: peated, caramel, whisky, mocha, bitter and hoppy ending, which is pretty surprising after 4 years
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG II. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized light brown head. Aroma has a huge amount of islay whisky, damn. Taste malts, alcohol and again loads of islay whiskey. After a while you get some roastyness as well and it also gets a lot more drinkable. Full body, medium carbonation.