Diogène (1051) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at Mondial de la bière 2011 (Montréal). Black body with a thin beige head with poor retention. Aroma is chocolate, some banana bread and alcohol. Flavor is tobacco, ashes, chocolate, herbal hops, roasted malt and alcohol. Medium body.
mgermani (967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep near-black with no head at all and a sweet prune aroma. Chocolate and roasted malt flavour, plenty of date, prune, and all that good stuff. Perhaps the merest hint of carbonation, medium body. This is dangerously sippable, very well-balanced, rich, and tasty.
zacgillbanks (957) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A rich black ale with a light brown head that rapidly disappears. It has a strong liquorice and blackcurrant flavour, sherry-like overtones and a mildly smoky finish.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Camra National Winter Ale Festival, Manchester, UK 27 Jan 2005
Full bodied. Concentraded x-mas pudding in a cask. Long, lingering sweetness, and you can even taste the hops through all this. (IBU 80?)
Gerbeer (857) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
660 ml bottle. Pours black with light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, and hints of vanilla and chalk. Flavors of roasted malts, light chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of dark fruit. Smooth though a bit acidic.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours solid black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, and toasted nuts. Flavour of dark chocolate, espresso, toasted nuts and roasted malts. Medium-to-full bodied, roasted and lightly smoky.
bax (790) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 2 / 7 - 2011) < mobile > low brown head, black color, roasted aroma, roasted taste, slightly thin malt body
espenra (764) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
66cl bottle at Håndverkerstuene.. Best before 2014-03-31. It poured a black colour with no head. Aroma is berries, lots of berries. Vanilla and honey, black and red current. Faint notes of malts and coffee. Flavour is very mild. Mostly coffee, but notes of alcohol, cocoa and vanilla. The berries in the aroma is mostly missing, though some dried fruits like plum or raisins are noticable. Medium long aftertaste.
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(GBBF 07) Stout-like in appearance. Slightly creamy scent with a hint of smoke. Excellent mouthfeel. Smokey dry end but neither particularly bitter nor sweet: Bitter berry fruit mix well with a sugary alcohol kick. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is, though.
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An imperial porter, really. Chocolate fired up in a wooden stove and dipped in coffee, sprinkled with anise, then pulverized and fermented. OK that either sounds ridiculously good or terrible... for me it’s the former.