Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
from Erzbierschof.ch - black beer under a solid and long lasting dark creamy beige foam; nice lace; robust aroma of cocoa and black chocolate; very roasted and with some hop presence; notes of walnuts; full-bodied and very tasty; a subtle yet solid carbonation; a robust bitterness in top of some sweetness; velvety mouthfeel; very long and very bitter roasted coffeish and chocolatey aftertaste along with nutty, piney, woody and hoppy notes - a tremendous and highly complex beer !
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2011
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. I must say my expectations for this were quite high and I have been looking forward to this one for a long time now. Had at the Mane Liquor Meeting. Pours a deep, dark brown with a big, fluffy tan head - a good three fingers in width. Nose is pleasant and hoppy. Roasted coffee, chocolate and hops. LOads of chocolate and hops in the taste. Thick chocolate holds its presence with a solid dose of hops finishing the beer off. Amazing ! Delivers in every way although wasn’t expecting such a big hop presence, which isn’t bad at all mind you. Will gladly have again despite the price tag
bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 23/3-2011) The commercial description above is correct. Great beer.
rederic (3251) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1500ml bottle, 360/1170, dark brown color, with a frothy bubbly tan head, yeasty, nice mochaish, cappuccino, chocolate cake, semisweet chocolate baking bar, molasses nose, with some cocoa powder, chocolate milk, chocolate wafer notes, and some black coffee, light roasted, black, chocolate, toasted malt, chocolate pudding accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good, smooth yeasty, chocolate, roasted, black, choclate, toasted malt, dark bitter chocolate, grounded coffee bean character, with some licorice, mochaish, cappuccino, chocolate pudding, burnt toast, burnt dried date, fig fuity flavors, with a molasses, chocolate chip cookie dough, a faint flowery leafy, grassy, minty hop bittering backbone, and a burnt bran muffin, chocolate wafer undertone, leading towards a warming, dark bitter chocolate, black coffee, chocolate cake, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
Borresteijn (6282) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG Rome Grand Tasting. Black, beige brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, light hoppy. Flavour is sweet, hard roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, moccha, very nice coffee and hoppy bitter finish. Loads of flavour in this beer, too much to pinpoint. Fullbodied. I kept going back to this beer at the tasting, I believe I finished the remaining half of the bottle, so thanks a lot to whoever brought this (Jan?)!
gunnfryd (13969) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at KØ-2010. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, roasted, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is hop, smoked, roasted, malt, coffee, alcohol, vanilla, licorice. Full body. Nice beer.
Leighton (18006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2011 Bottle at CPK thanks to Tom. Pours black-brown with an enormous, beige head. Boozy cocoa nose, some roast, a bit of peat. Flavor is rich, sweet, with tangy roast, peat, dry cocoa, slight alcohol and burnt sugar. Full in body with average to lively carbonation. Warming finish with chocolate malt roast, peat, faint earth and grass. Lingering dry, cocoa roast. Delicious and not too over-the-top. (4.3) Bottle at CBC during RBESG 2011. Pours black-brown with a huge, beige head. Boozy, dark chocolate nose, light roast, some dark fruits. Medium sweet flavor, lots of mocha, some coffee beans, mild alcohol presence. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Mild warming finish, dry cocoa, subtle mocha, hints of booze. Great mocha character. Great balance. (4.3)
joergen (25643) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Københavns Ølfestival 2010.
Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of liquorice and caramel with notes of dark chocolate.
Roasted flavour of liquorice, dark chocolate and hops.
Dry roasted finish.
Alphadelic (2128) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer. Huge malt bitterness from that deep dark roast. Some hints of hop but rich and chocolaty with an oatmeal body.
cgarvieuk (20673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 bottle at RBESG 2010 ... deep black ... tan head ... rich soft roast malts nose ... dark fruits ... very nice balanced stout ... good roast ... light chocolate ... very nice