Ughsmash (7005) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a creamy, sticky, well-retained smoked tan head. The aroma picked up burnt chocolate, black malts, and a bit of coffee topped by dank pine resin and almost floral hops.. hoppier than I usually want from the style, but it was well done. The flavor found similar stuff.. bright, mostly piney bitterness and some fresh acidity over burnt chocolate and black malts.. lots of residual bitterness and grainy sugars on the warm finish.. tasty stuff. Medium-plus bodied and very bitter on the palate.. fresh and engaging.. very good stuff, but a little brash at times.
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Pitch black opaque color, small lightly creamy, fair lacing brown head. Smell and taste roasted and burned malts, coffee, moccha, earth and bitter. Heavy, strong, full. Nice enough but a bit too much coffee.
Habanero (2163) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Pours a dark brown, nearly black and with a small, creamy tan head. Excellent lacing on the glass. Nose of roasted malts, spice and coffee notes. Sweet and spicey flavor with again coffee and chocolate notes. Quite a bitter finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A very nice brew. ★★★★
DruncanVeasey (6950) - NUNEATON, Top 24, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg, BrewDog Birmingham, 12/12/12. Abyssal with a fine Manilla collar. Waft of soy, ozone, fudge, carob on nose. Tastes like Yorkie dunked in black coffee, jerky, grilled beef and aubergine flamed to hell, Minstrels, medicine, blueberries. Lingers with chipotle, chocolate, smoke like a fine cigar. Easily the beer of Xmas so far and my 50th but FIRST EVER draught Mikkeller. Unbelievable.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Wow. Don’t normally go ya wards porters and was one of my styles to try for 2013. Coffee and chocolate all smoothly wrapped up in a beer that doesn’t drink like a 8% beer.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark brown black colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, coffee, dusty malt, spicy, anis. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, burnt, dry, roasted. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body with brown edge. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, roast. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, cocoa, some roast, light grapefruit, raisin. Medium body, light stickiness.
bjakk (245) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - coffee, orange, cigarette, smoke
Appearance - tar, black a lot of creamy brown foam
Taste - Apricot candy,likjör, chocolate, coffee, Licorice, burned bitter that magnifies and quickly takes over
Mouthfeel - Thick porridge
MadRobin (1698) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 4 oz. pour at Churchkey in Logan Circle neighbohood, Washington, DC.
Opaque, near black with large tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, dark roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, toast and tar.
Taste of sweet smokey roasted malt, dark fruit, licorice and caramel.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonation.
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Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pretty much black, massive variegated brown head, very beautiful. Aroma of lightly spiced dark cocoa bar with almonds and very subtle coconut. Taste is vanilla, spiked coffee. Nice stuff.