tectactoe (2210) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Dark brown, nearly black pour. No real head, a few khaki colored bubbled that fade instantly. Nose is super heavy, nearly cloying, very sweet. Brown sugar, chocolate, booze, dates, caramel, mild oxidation, Lots & lots & lots of sweet, residual, unattenuated sugar. Flavor is a little more roasty up front, mild dry cocoa powder. Still a big backbone of brown sugar, molasses, oxidation, anise, leather, & intense sweetness. Warm booziness from start to finish, lingering for days. Mild burnt caramel.
gam (3319) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good sized tan head dark pour getting up to medium carbonation aromas caramel malt chocolate mocha coffee dried fruit wine or rich barrelling note lovely anyway liquorice the flavours rich wine rousing stuff a crisp note chocolate caramel liquorice mocha coffee dried fruit prune medium bitter raisins stand out tastes out do the alcohol volume the finish lovely fruit taste right through sweet goodness lasting bitter excellent imperial
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
just for the story alone, i was glad to be able to try this. definitely hot, bordering on barley wine hot, but overall pretty impressive. lucky to have tried it.
chrisv10 (11338) - DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, vinous, caramel, little coffee and notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, little vinous, wood, caramel, liquorice, medium bitter with notes of alcohol.
tderoeck (5054) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
29/IV/14 - 37.5cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a (2014-445) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: sweet, lots of caramel, vanilla notes, bit peppery, mocha, alcohol, soft vanilla notes, milk chocolate, more alcohol, roasted stuff. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, lots of caramel, some mocha, dark chocolate, alcohol is very noticeable, raisins. Aftertaste: bitter notes, dark chocolate, quite a bit of vanilla, caramel, soft alcohol burn but not too much, I you consider the ABV. Pretty bitter ending with roasted flavours, sugary and more alcohol.
tom10101 (3018) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bottle (375 ml) shared by BoboChamp while I was visiting Hopduvel. Thanks Ignace! Black with notes head, but some legs from the alcohol. Aroma is boozy, but it’s manageable and there’s definitely some complexity here with dark fruits, dark chocolate, spicy notes, roasted malt, vanilla and light caramel. Taste is boozier than aroma (warming/burning) with dark chocolate, alcohol, dark fruits, coffee, caramel and wood. Full bodied. Low carbonation. Liquorous mouthfeel. Warming/burning finish. It’s not a bad sipper at all in very small quantity. Unlike Struise Double Black (26 % abv) - which is one of the most amazing beer ever made -, this one doesn’t hide the alcohol at all.
BoBoChamp (5677) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, as Mikkeller Black Black, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, thx to thewolf!, very complex sweet Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly fruity/woody, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!
jbeatty (1070) - New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 03/22/2014. Pours black, thin light tan head fades to a fine wisp on the surface, medium ring of lacing, soapy legs cling to the glass. Aroma is honeyed dark chocolate brownie, licorice, surrounded by rich caramel, vanilla, barrel notes, dried dark fruit, touch of alcohol in the finish. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, heavy roast and char, dark cherries, rich caramel, earthy bitter barrel with alcohol. Liqueur-like body. Delicious.
Yorker (1309) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, booze, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, and dried fruits - with a bitter and boozy finish.
Habanero (2727) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small, lacing tan fead. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent impy.