danlo (2017) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. Pours black with a brown foam head leaving lacing and aroma of roast malt, coffee, earthy, powdered chocolate, fruity, raisins. Flavour is smokey roast malt, dark fruits, chocolate & coffee, raisins, with yeast, booze & grassy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish. Nicely sippable.
teddybeer (3100) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a beige head with short duration. Aroma has notes of roasted malts with chocolate and liquor plumbcake. Flavor is slightly sweet, coffee beans with licorice notes, dark fruits and roasty mouthfeel. Light bitterness on palate with coffee beans notes.
Wim (3392) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on holiday, black colored body with an off white head and a roasted chocolate malt liquor aroma a roasted malt chocolat sweet fruity hop alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Blipp’s going away tasting. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. Big roast on the nose, chocolate and cocoa. Medium bodied, roast, chocolate and cocoa. Slow cocoa. Roast, plum and prune, warming alcohol.
mikem409 (1950) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep black tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and some smoke. Taste is chewy smoked fudge
allic (1) - - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The tasting notes are spot on. Aromas of strong dark chocolate, a little fruitiness from the hops and yeast and some rumminess from the alcohol. The flavour is an intense hit of mocha – bitter dark chocolate bordering on coffee. Some malt sweetness but an aggressive hop bitterness and roast grain bite to balance. And then there’s the mouthfeel
stdc (1) - - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complex beer whilst being balanced. Hides the alcohol content well. Matches well with bbq red or smoked meats or chocolate
stevoj (3307) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Bitter Phew, 2012 vintage. Beautiful from the start. Aroma wafts up and provides signs of great things to come. Black slippery body with oil skin beige head. Taste is equal parts roast grain and woody flavors. High ABV is masked by all of the other sumptuous characters.
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay. Pours black with little head. Coffee and chocolate aroma, caramel. Taste of dark chocolate, roasty, bitter.
ANZUShophunter (206) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle (like the cat woman on the label). Pours black velvet. Rich taste with strong chocolate and some coffee notes. Well balanced and enjoyable.