tiong (5229) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Bierkompass
Pours pitch black with a nice brown head. Aroma has hints of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is a bit roasty with notes of vanilla, oak, coffee and spices. Nice roasted and warming finish. Chili gives a nice touch to it. Complex, unusual, great. Well balanced.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ ACBF 2011. The aroma has bourbon, coffee, roast. Black coloured beer with a brown lace. The taste is bitter, sweet and has bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, coffee. Quite smooth mouthfeel. Nice.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is deep chocolate, cacao, barrel, wood, spice, tobacco, etc.
Flavour is woody, muddy chocolate, barrel, spice, spicy peppers, lingering for quite a bit. Very weird, but in a good way.
Vaiz (3990) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Black pour with a glowing tan head. Aroma of wood, twigs, forest and chocolate. Flavor is very strange, forest, chilies, chocolate and with a burning finish.
_angst_ (3723) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of ye ol’ rotbox. Bought at beermerchant some years ago. Pours oily pitch black with a creamy and fizzy dark chocolate brown head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and spicy with roasted malts, cocoa nibs, dark roast coffee, liquorice fudge, chipotle peppers, charred wood, vanilla, african birds eye chili, carmelized almonds, moist hay and hints of roasted green bell peppers. Taste is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, malty and spicy with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, burnt caramel, charred wood, chipotle peppers, dark roast coffee, cinnamon, hay, moist soil, coconut shells, vanilla fudge, crème brûlée and hints of salty liquorice hard candy. Mouthfeel is soft, silky, tiny watery, spicy hot and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, malty and spicy with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, chipotle peppers, moist soil, burnt wood, vanilla beans and hints of alcohol. Exciting version of a solid, yet hot, base beer.
Enjoyit (3623) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black of colour with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, spice, coffee. A flavor of roasted malt, liqurice, spice and some weak burning notes of chili.
abemorsten (3290) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml shared bottle kindly provided by gunnar. Black with a small creamy light brown head leaving excellent lacing. Inviting roasted smoked chipotle dark fruits tar vanilla. piny pollen malty nose. Roasted fruity acidic with the chili heat present and well integrated. Medium bodied. Long bitter finish.
BenH (3207) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with big golden head. Big aroma, chocolate, slightly smokey, vanilla, bourbon. Taste has vanilla then bourbon, massive chocolate, incredibly rich. Slighlty sweet with a bit of a chalky mouthfeel then a mild chilli burn at the back of the throut. Very nice
Inbreak (3134) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 05.01.2014, 0,375l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, dark malts, salty licorice, dark sugar, coffee, chocolate, chili, hints of oak and alcohol. Taste is kind of watery, minerals, harsh vanilla, dark malts, grass, chili, burnt coffee, cocoa. Little bitterness, very thin watery mouthfeel. So disappointing!
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In bottle thanks Ben. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of chillies, chocolate, vanilla and Bourbon. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation, light CO2 prickle and a chalky mouth-feel. A nice chilli bite with lingering cacao nibs and alcohol. Lovely.