brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black in color with almost no carbonation. The red wine really comes through on the nose giving a nice fruitiness, mild butterscotch, and oak. Plenty of wine and grape aroma with sweet chocolate and molasses. The beer is a bit on the sweet side with molasses, chocolate, berries, and grapes all being major contributors to the flavor. A decent oakiness along with some roasted malt and cocoa powder. Quite full in body, though some carbonation could be helpful.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle @ 2nd BBF. Almost black and opague. Chocolate and soy sauce overshadow the vinous notes in the aroma. The wine-like barrel notes are stronger in the flavor. Partly hidden soy sauce in the aftertaste. Good, but the balance could be better.
gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, coffee, alcohol, grapes, red wine. Flavour is smoked, coffee, alcohol, red wine, grapes, cocoa, sugar, berries, malt. Full body. Extreme beer. Need more storage.
chrisv10 (9713) - DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle. Pitch black with small brown head. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bitter and notes of red wine.
Rasmus40 (9603) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 190811
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense brown head. Aroma of roast, sweetness, soy sauce, ripe frutis, light cocoa. Flavour of roast, chocolate, sweetness, light barrel, dust, vague liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Roasty smooth bitterness in the end.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Malty aroma, roasted, vinous, chocolate, some toffee. Vinous bitter flavor, tar, bitter, figs, dades, raisins. Alcohol finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, red wine, oak and dark malts with licorice and booze notes. Flavor is malt dominant, moderate booze, licorice and dark fruity esters, dark and bitter malt with a dry finish. Full body, high warmth and medium carbonation.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - opaque black beer with no foam escaping from the horizon of the black hole (may this contradict Hawking’s theory ?); fairly woody aroma with strong notes of roasted chocolate, vanilla and black cherries; pretty sweet, full-bodied and slightly dry; a well-present bitterness, long woody and roasted coffeish finish
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bitter chocolate, roastiness, light vanilla and light vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, bitter chocolate, light vanilla and light vinous notes with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.