cmacklin (715) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, chocolate brown head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, vanilla and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate, vanilla and warming alcohol with a dry, bitter, slightly hoppy finish. Medium to full body with a creamy smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. I’ve been dying to try this one for a while. It was well worth the wait. Delicious.
Zlotta (1587) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, best before May 2025. Pitch black with a thin, frothy, almost stable, light brown head. Sweetish, medium roasty and slightly fruity aroma of milk chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, some caramel and hints of prunes. Sweetish, slightly roasty and minimally fruity taste of milk chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, caramel, toasted nuts and some prunes, followed by a long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic finish. Full body, very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, almost flat. What a treat! Superbly balanced, unbelievably creamy and very tasty although not overly complex.
msbernac (1737) - Krakow, POLAND - APR 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-coffee, chocolate, caramel,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Mdr1991 (23) - - APR 15, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Sehr ausgewogenes schwarzes bier mit geruch und geschmack nach zartbitter und mandeln sowie nach dörrobst! Traumhaft gutes bier!
JFF (107) - - APR 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arômes de cerises et réglisse. Liquide noire opaque avec mousse abondante et compacte. En bouche, notes de torréfaction alcool et beaucoup de corps.
Rask0lnikov (573) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at TCBW 2016. Bkack liquid. Beige head. Coffee and roasted sour coffee beans in the aroma. Nice sourness in my nose. Reminds sherry or port. Smooth coffee at first. Creamy palate. Really nice mouthfeel. Bready sourness and coffee beans in the middle. Coffee taste also in the end. Great balance. Very drinkable. Would say even medium bodied. Tasty.
Salwal (303) - GERMANY - APR 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly bought for me at the bierkonig in Amsterdam. Pours pitch black with huge brown head. Texture is oily, carbonation is a bit high, Nose is lots of rosted malt, coffee, custard and some faint liquorice. Taste is Boom coffee, alcoholic fancyness, lots of roasted malts.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and some woody notes. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, and hints of tobacco. Astringent bitter dry finish.
Jyrsa (435) - - APR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
TCBW. Black with light brown head. Coffee, tomato pure and sour notes. Bitter with coffee and coffee flavours. Black and chili-like. Smooth with wide body.
Punkero (245) - FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
TCBW16. Sweet strong aroma. Strong espresso vibe. Mild cream, great roasting. Raisin and other ripe fruits. Maybe one sided. I’d drink again.