DentargPL (6) - POLAND - MAR 9, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Haven’t found anything exciting about this one. Got 2 bottles of it, both almost without foam and gas inside. Not sure it this one is supposed to be almost not saturated or it was somehow bad. Quite good taste and aroma though.
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from The Party Source, purchased last year. Pours an opaque near-black color with a quick cascading brown head that eventually settles into a ring and leaves a little film behind. Notes of roasted malts, burnt sugar, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, earth, and baker’s chocolate. Medium-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a rich, roasty, bitter mouthfeel. I didn’t find the flavor to be the most compelling for the style, but the nose is really rich and nice.
minutemat (2006) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours thick black with minimal tan head. Big earthy, grainy malts in the taste.. complex oily cocoa & chest-warming strength. Ace.
rafael52 (162) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta.
Piana: obfita, ciemnobeżowa, drobnopęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: średnio intensywny, głównie aromaty czekolady i kakao. Kojarzący się z pralinami czekoladowymi. Wyczuwalny agresywny alkohol.
Smak: podobnie jak w aromacie gorzka czekolada, kakao, praliny. Dość intensywna goryczka chmielowa, ale również pochodząca od palonych słodów. Także wyczuwalny alkohol. Piwo jest gęste i oleiste, ale niezalepiające.
Wysycenie: średnie w kierunku niskiego, odpowiednie.
Sjohnh (353) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the thickest beers I’ve tasted - so viscous you feel you could turn it upside down and it would just slowly ooze down the glass. Nearly black and a lovely caramel coloured head, which sadly lasts less than a minute. Aroma of dark malts, some vanilla and I agree with other reviewers that the booze gives it something resembling whisky. Tastes of coffee, some vanilla again, salt and, when you hold it in your mouth for long enough, red and dark fruits. Lingering dark chocolate bitterness with a tough of tar. By George!
beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer #5 of 13 in blind tasting.
I don’t think I even knew this beer existed before the tasting. Up to this point, this poured the thickest. This was the strongest hopped beer (for the whole tasting), very piney. I felt the hops turned the beer minerally and metallic.
In the aggregate, this fell right at average.
wlajwl (4320) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is a complex mix of dark malts, coffee, chocolate and fruit. The flavor is coffee, dark malts, dark fruit, berries/fruit, dark chocolate and a bitter/acidic finish.
Andy_ (878) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle@Konttori
Black oily beer with only a little brown head. Aroma has coffee beans, cocoa nibs, liqueur, brown sugar, licorice and alcohol. Flavor has brown sugar, wood, coffee, coffee beans, cocoa nibs, roasted malts, liqueur and licorice. Palate is full and soft with bitterness. Finish has quite strong and long bitterness with some alcohol. Aftertaste is sweet, licoricy, roasted and salty with some alcohol. Too much of the coffee bean / cocoa nibs taste for me, does not come out enjoyable, but quite harsh.
Beerhammaren (1276) - FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
.33l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours pitch black with low brown head. Aroma is whisky, peat, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and hint of alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, liquorice, whisky notes, tar, coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol and dark fruits. Salty. Swell!
laiti (6564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Ølhus København. Aroma has sweet whisky tones (Laphroiag?) and licorice. Also some oat. Flavour has Laphroiag, salty licorice, semi-dark chocolate and non-disturbing alcohol. Aftertaste has sweet chocolate biscuits. A bit too salty but very nice still.