wvhoran (454) - Tasmania, - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bangkok. Black colour with a small brown head. The aroma is dark roasted malt, hops, some spice, chocolate. Nice mouthfeel, the flavour is initially sweet with dark chocolate, but finishes very ashy, rather burnt, some hop character, the a shines dominates.
Turtles (771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, purchased 2013. Black with a large, creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet, vanilla and fudge and bitter, dark chocolate and coffee beans. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonated. The taste is mostly bitter dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa, and some sweetness, vanilla and marshmallows. Finish harsh bitter.
kevinator (1478) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Simply great. Big malty aroma with spice. Beautiful dark color and head. Smooth and heavy palate. Rich Flavors of roasted malt, chocolate, wood and holiday spices.
Nordcore (1189) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Black with a nice foamy lightbrown head. Chocolate, roasted and coffee aroma. Sweet, light bitter with a long chocolate end.
Gluepot (199) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2015 Rich, chocolate/tan head on a deep brown body. An appealing nose of unsweetened chocolate and coffee. This beer plays more like a stout or a rich porter than a holiday ale, but I am not complaining. The taste is balanced, featuring slightly bitter, unsweetened chocolate ( cocoa-like) and roasted coffee. Sub elements include a hint of nutmeg, vanilla and a touch of cream. The body is like a rich porter as well, with medium carbonation. The taste sustains well featuring the roasted coffee and cocoa elements. Unusually dry profile for a chocolate/coffee beer. A pleasure to sip.
DuffMan (8198) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before August 2018, so I think I’m good! Very dark brown pour, lively generous tan head. Bitter chocolate and burnt malt, scorched coffee beans, hints of aniseed, bitter finish.
mgajdaczewa (1033) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
W aromacie likier czekoladowy z palonym ziarnem, mimo stosunkowo niewielkiego alko unosi się on w powietrzu, co fajne nie jest, ale całokształtu nie psuje. W smaku półpełne, bardzo ziarniste, sporo czekolady deserowej, lekka kawa, likierowość, w smaku alkohol lepiej ukryty niż w aromacie. Dobre piwo.
ABS (731) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, hints of dark brown on the edges. Small beige to light brown head. Raisin, prune, dried fruit, some vanilla, some smoke, dark chocolate and espresso flavour. Sweet and bitter. Full body. Soft carbonation. Alcohol is present. Not bad, but not a favourite either.
thegreenrooster (3603) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a black with a tan head. Aroma is roast malt and some chicory char. Flavor is more of the dark roasted malt with a bit of wood smoke and bitter bakers chocolate. No sweet chocolate here, this is all about the roasted malt and strong charred aftertaste.
alexsdad06 (7233) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft to half snifter at Dutch’s a few weeks back from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have nice dark chocolate, mild roast, hint of coffee, medium plus body, creamy texture, mild spices, nice beer.