Dogbrick (10695) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the "Far Out! Space-themed beer tasting" on 10/01/2013. The beer pours pitch black with a medium thick khaki head that diminishes gradually. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and a bit of soy sauce. Full-bodied with flavors of dark chocolate, oak, honey and subtle tequila. The finish is burnt malt and dark fruit. Not being much of a tequila fan, I was a little surprised to find I liked this treatment the most of all the ones we tried. Very good all around.
Simonsen (1039) - NORWAY - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra esp0r. Drukket på hytta til dag. Svart farge. Beige skumrand. Lav karbonert. Mørkbrent malt,kaffe, tre. Hod. Søtlig smak men men mangøer fylde
Yorker (1932) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a lot of sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is minerals, tequila, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavour is much like the aroma – with some warming alcohol and a bitter finish.
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th January 2013
Opaque black beer with a big fluffy tan head. Mild tequila on the snout along with a touch of wood. Palate is soft, airy and semi dry. Sweet tequila turning miore acrid - earthy and vaguely citric. A little lactose and a trace of smoke. Finishes smooth and semi dry. The tequila and dark malts marry up well here.
KyotoLefty (8718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled @ decadent symmetry tasting. Nose of chocolate, coffee, barrel. Black with lace. Flavor is sweet chocolate, tequila, spice, pepper. Sweet and spicy, licorice, cinnamon. Great flavor. Silky body. Lovely.
Sledutah (6539) - Utah, USA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Mike for our final toast to Doug before moving
Black with a medium sized tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, tequila, fruity, woody and vanilla. Flavors of vanilla, roasted malts, woody, dark fruit some hot alcohols
Very nice and tasty.
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 So after helping me move, Mike just had to crack a beer. Thanks a ton man! The Utah crew is second to none. I’m glad to have played a part, and I will always do so! Anyway, pitch black small white head. Awesome tropical fruit and barrel nose. Big flavor of heat, barrel, huge tropical tequila, chocolates, figs. Damn good.
Gription79 (2779) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 375 ml bottle, thanks to Mike. Notes of chocolate, tropical fruits, caramel,ash. Very tasty version of this stout.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
June 2011. From bottle. Pours black with a being head. Licorice aromas with dark roasted malt and oak. The barrel ageing adds a bit of sweetness, but I’m not sure if I like this one better over the original Black Hole. definitely a winner no matter how you look at it.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Holy Grale, Louisville.
Black pour with a sticky tan head. Tons of lacing.
Roasty malt, raisins, and tequila in the nose.
Really sweet, much more than the white wine barreled expression. Lots of raisin in the flavor, black currant, and a nice taste of tequila in the finish.
Rich, full mouthfeel. Lots of alcohol in the finish.
Very interesting, but a little sweet. Tasted side by side by side with the site wine and peat whisky expressions.