Roonai (245) - - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by deyholla- thanks!
pours murky brown with no head though some yellow-brown foam around the edge. nose is rich chocolate and raisin. taste is smoooooth milk chocolate with a slight raisin bite- what was once, im sure, heat- this is a smooth yummo brew
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml served in a St. Bernardus chalice.
A - Pitch black body with a creamy mocha head that retains well. Sticky speckled lacing left behind.
S - Strong and rich dairy chocolate, roasted barley, sweet vanilla coffee, chocolate fruit cake, cherries. Good stuff here.
T - Chocolate hits first, creamy and sweet with some bitter roast behind it, hints of oxidation, some muted cherries, and raisins, also getting some charred wood in the middle. The finish showcases powdery dry yeast with some bitter roast at the very end.
M - Full body but light and very creamy as well, moderate carbonation, no alcohol heat at all.
Haven’t had this fresh but at 1 year this tastes great. Not your typical BSDA but very smooth, creamy bold flavors that have seemed to blend well. Drinks more like a stout.
The way that this beer hides the ABV is very impressive. It’s almost non-existent. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Frederick Wine Shop. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Some spice notes on the nose. Nice and smooth on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol extremely well. Very nice.
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
December 2011. Bottle. Aromas are dark fruit, spice and brown sugar. poured dark brown with a tan head. Flavors of spice, dark malts, yeast and plums. Nice winter warmer.
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,375l bottle. About 1 year old. Pitch black with huge brown head. Aroma: Strong burnt, like sweet liqueur and dark fruits. Taste: Light smoky, dates, hopped and cognac. Full body with long and strong hopping. Average carb. No taste of alcohol at all. Improved at the cellar.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Dark caramel malts, dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, chocolate, and a bit of booze.
T - Sweety dark caramel malts, raisin and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, other spices, chocolate, a hint of roasted coffee, and a bit of booze.
M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, spicy, and warming finish.
D - Nice spiced BSDA. Good overall balance.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st December 2011
Opaque black beer, big fluffy tan head. Soft smooth palate, semi dry. Smooth lactose dark malt. Light trace of smoke. Nice tangy fruits underneath - orange and a little cherry. Aniseed alcohol in the semi dry finish.
fantti (732) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kaatuu lasiin sysimustana ja runsaalla ruskealla vaahdolla, joka katoaa suht nopeasti. Haju on paahteisen makean mausteinen, anista, appelsiininkuorta ja salmiakkiakin on joukossa. Maku on todella makean sokerinen ja kahvinen, hieman paahteinen, lakritsinen ja vahvasti alkoholin polttama. Kasvien juuret tulevat myös mieleen. Suutuntuma on täyteläinen ja alkoholin polttama. Kokonaisuutena hienon hajuinen olut, jonka mausta en pidä. Haju antoi odottaa huomattavasti parempaa. Huonoin maistamistani pukin pikku apureista.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a tan head. Nice dark fruit and licorice aromas to this. A bit of ash, some cocoa powder, roasted malt, chocolate, cola, and a light spiciness. Lightly sweet with a lot of the roasted malt, licorice, and ash characteristics taking center stage. A bit of cola sweetness, chocolate, and dark fruits. Mild spice flavor on the finish.
sheep (93) - FINLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, best before 31/08/17. Aged for a year. Pours pitch black with one finger of creamy, mocha-colored head. Lovely roasty aroma has cocoa, caramel and light spiciness. Taste has roasted malt, dark chocolate, a faint spicy note, syrup/brown sugar and salty liquorice in the end. Faint smoke in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with medium carbonation. Full-bodied. Quite an enjoyable sipper, not too sweet.