Doghair (256) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and malty. Minimal carbonation. Taste is sweet malt with sort of a cola flavor. A little medical. Almost too sweet. Not what I expected. It’s a green bottle with no date. I’m thinking my bottle was bad. I’ll need to find another.
Martinus (2742) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, caramel, vanilla, vinous notes. Bitter flavour, coffee, roasted malts, hops. Sweet, alcohol. Oily. Bitter finish, coffee, vanilla. Nice!
(from 37.5cL bottle @ Milo’s place. Thanks for sharing Milo!)
Jimthechap (1560) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark mahogany colour with tan head (looked like dark boot polish according to my esteemed wife). Coffee, molasses, licorice, roasted beans and zouta drops in the aroma. To taste, it was surprisingly sweet. Flavours as above with emphasis on chocolate and cocoa and maybe even dark aged rum. A twinge of acidic coffee toward the end of a lengthy finish. Beautiful stuff: rave-worthy, luscious, unctuous and tasty as fuck. This is the beer that helps beer nerd over the line when they need to think of something sexy during particularly unsatisfying coitus.
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
New late 2013 batch. Pitch Black with a beige head. Hoppy imperial stout. Coffee hint. Roasted malts, dark fruity flavour, smooth mouthfeel. But it should age a while so it becomes less fruity and hoppy
beer-yum (439) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 A dangerously delicious beer. It is both full bodied and well balanced - but is also close to twice the strength of similar brews. Enjoy (with care)!
VsXsV (2171) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium, firm tan head. Aroma of coffee, licorice, sweet alcohol, dried fruit, ash, wort, pine, pumpernickel and light smoke. Taste is high sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of honey, coffee, dried fruit, raw sugar, caramel and licorice. Much sweeter than I expected. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Really sweet with well hidden alcohol. Loads of honey character in the taste.
StilleStorm (645) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
DAA; My bottle missing foil and logo text. Pours black hole with fading tan head. Nostrils fills with roasted, campfire malts, coffee, fruity hops, vanilla, caramell and booze, in the right dose. Taste adds sweetnes, dark fruits and honey smoke. Full body, silky, oily mouth, almost syrupy. Flat carbonated with a lasting coffe, chocolate, warming finish. I like black holes.
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tqp @AleHouse Riga. Great imp. Black like hell. Tastes big. Caramel malts, dried fruits, coffee, roasted malts some bitterness. Overall great beer.
Gorm (1099) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Svart farve med mørk beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe og krydder. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, og krydder.. Bttersøt og fruktig. Vinmonopolet.
Bule (697) - California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark black color with a bit of fine frothy brown head. Lots of sweetness and high alcohol liquor taste but without the harshness. Burnt malt and molasses flavors. Smooths out with a bit of airing.