Lowe1983 (1455) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a black color with a brown head. Strong coffee aroma with some roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, and a little bit of alcohol. Flavor is also strong of coffee with some roasted malts, chocolate, and dark fruits. Finishes slightly bitter with some alcohol warming.
VDuquerroux (1028) - Airvault, FRANCE - APR 25, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a big beige creamy head ; good retention ; good lacing. Roast, toast, light blackcurrant, balck chocolate (+), coffee, herb. Medium sweet, warming baseline ; medium to dry heavy bitter. Full body, light creamy texture, average to soft carbonation, light prickly on the tongue, chocolate dry lasting bitter finish. Overall, WoW !! Wonderful beer, such a powerful aromatic landscape, great bitter chocolate coffee adventure.
killroy (103) - BULGARIA - APR 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
awesome one. Pours oily, thick consistency. Complex aroma, some malt, coffee and some dark fruits, may be. Full body, awesome taste of some coffee, toffee with a bitter finish.
cmacklin (640) - 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 (1195) - 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 (1570) - 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 (84) - - 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 (431) - 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 (262) - 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 (4337) - 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.