gnoff (8155) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml at Pumphouse, Sydney, on July 11, 2013.BB 21.06.14.
Large hiss when opened, builds up a huge head. The excessive head build up gets boring fast. Initially at least seems to have a very high co2 level. Black color, brown head after it settles to a nice creamy top with loads of lacing. Sweet, hoppy, some wet tobacco scent. Sweet, bitter, dry cocoa taste. Some alcohol aftertaste, also bitter chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
StevieT (893) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much aroma but a strong coffee/mocha taste. Pours jet black with a thin tan head. I could drink quite a lot of these.
Dredd (711) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, what a beer. Black as the ace of spades with a rich brown head like boiling toffee. Aroma is a mix of chocolate and plum pudding. Flavour is more of the same, mouthfeel is a slightly oily feel with a mesh of dark chocolate, coffee hints of vegemite and a long bitter finish with some vegetable flavours right at the end. Very little hint of the 10% abv.
angryrobot (32) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black from a 375ml bottle, from IGA Yarra Glen. Earthy hops, caramel and roasty notes, all battle it out for dominance in the aroma. Palate is super rich and smooth. Flavour starts out just like chocolate, then the slightly astringent roastyness comes through, finally the bitterness comes out too play. Overall this beer is great, the high abv is barely noticeable, only present in my ability to type.
Countbeer (5034) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Ken:
Served in a Chouffe glass.
Pitch black, motoroil pour.
Medium sized brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. Looks very good.
Aromas of dark chocolate, dark cacoa, coffee, roast, raisin and roasted wood, malts and oatmeal.
Flavours of chocolate, mocha, bitter, roast, warmth, coffee, cream, toffee, some spices, dark chocolate, some caramel and chocolate/tar drenched malts and hops.
The flavour is so nicely balanced creamy deep dark and a bit strong that it is a bit complex and makes it even better to just enjoy it.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, chocolate, coffee and some warmth.
Low carbo, soft silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Delicious and balanced beer. Deep, strong, dark and tasty!
PissSinker (23) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fuck. Good shit. Fucking good shit. This cunt makes me proud to be an Australian.
ShaneJ (667) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from (I don’t remember). A 2012, maybe even 2011 purchase that I’ve had tucked away. Jet black, oily looking, massive frothy brown head which was unexpected, as was the high level of carbonation. Lots of bitter coffee and licorice/aniseed, dark, sweet chocolate, solid bitterness, both roast malt and hops. An excellent beer only let down by the carbonation issues.
Rob_D_UK (1165) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black colour with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of chocolate and bitter. Full bodied.
Niksko (425) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from King and Godfrey. Pours a dark black/brown with loads of foamy dark brown head. Aroma is coffee, cough medicine, port, plums and some light tropical fruit. Taste is more cough medicine, plum, brandy, with some coffee on the finish and a mild bitterness. Mouth feel is very viscous and sticky. As it heats up, the aroma is slightly more floral and the alcohol burns off a little and the coffee finish intensifies and becomes more smoky. Overall it definitely needs to warm up to become more drinkable. Really enjoyable and complex.
daniele (6159) - ITALY - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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