bpreo (2534) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really damn strong, and it had a good flavor. For some reason, though, something just isn’t perfectly right.
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Jet black color, thick beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Nice aroma of dark chocolate and espresso. Taste is rich coffee and cocoa, subtle licorice, plums, dates. Very tasty.
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from Total Wine in Jensen Beach, shared by bananabi11. Very dark brown pour with a tan head leaving little lacing. Aroma has caramel and chocolate with light roast. Taste adds molasses into the roasty, cocoa, caramel and chocolate, but this never gets sweet. Solid and tasty. 13.8
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi). Good raosty nose, with chocolate, and light lactose notes. Near pitch black, with slightly translucent edges and tan lace. Medium-deep roast flavor, some charred wood, dark fruit, good chocolate, licorice, and alcohol. Medium-heavy body. Body is a bit light for the style. Very tasty.
biirusaikou (2566) - - APR 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at DevilCraft. Pretty good surprise, rich syrupy dark chocolate with lingering spicy notes, booze is definitely there too, almost feels barrel-aged. Good stuff.
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy black with lace. Nose of chocolate, caramel, lightly spicy yeast, cookies / brownies. Light but smooth, great chocolate flavors with a bitter finish.
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Light brown head. Coffee roasted malts and dark chocolate in the nose. Medium body, a bit more carbonated than I would have preferred. Medium body with some dark fruit but overall just kinda ok.
mintzmeet (445) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked what one reviewer said: like a Black IPA with more hops. I’ll add quite a bit more creamyness w a nice oatey mouthfeel. Cocoa charcoal, great drinkability, but def earns its 9.5%
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good balance of malt and bittersweet chocolate, leaning on the earlier. A little ageing did not hurt. Very good drinkability and meal accompaniment.
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle. Rich dark color, very little lacing. Unusual almost skunky aroma, but strong coffee taste.
Luvystypotables (1652) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of coffee and malt, pours a dark brown color with a tan well laced head. Taste of coffee and a smoked malt, oily medium body with a bitter malt finish.