rubbishystuff (1832) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
No head and all almost. Coffee and some roasted flavor, a little tiny bit of sourness. Smooth as silk very easy to drink for the strength and bigness. Good. Serving:Bottle
Sevenlee (1301) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, caramel, chocolate, liquorice and rye. Taste is high sweet leading to a roasty finish. Nice.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, tan head. Nose is licorice, powdery chocolate. Flavour is spicy rye, dark chocolate, wood, no alcohol. Silken mouthfeel.
GonZoBeeR (2920) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance:Dark good beige head...
Flavor:dakr chocolate,rosted malt...
PotjeBier (1653) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ In De Wildeman. Almost black color. Short light beige head. Aroma’s: roasted malts, cola. Retronasal there’s lots of chocolate, roasted malt, berries/cherries (dark red fruit), something undefinable ??? Flavor is moderate sweet, chocolate, light mocha. Body is medium to full. Velvetty mouthfeel. Finishes with lots of roast and moderate bitter. Not always a fan of berries/cherries flavor in dark beer but this was well done.
sic1314 (3219) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of alcohol soaked raisins, roast malt and dark chocolate. Full body, flavour much as the aroma, fudge and lots of berries.
Marheb (2020) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grosse mélasse chocolatée et onctueuse qui cache très bien son alcool. Une infusion houblonnée ajoute également de la complexité et une finale fruitée.
douglas88 (5934) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a pitch black color with a medium beige head. A dark malty nose, chocolates, anise, some rye. The flavor is wonderful: dark German rye bread, some chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, spicy at times, loads of bitter dark chocolate. Home run! There is a load of barrel character in this really (is it BA?). Sweet, mellow round flavors. Very good.
MadRobin (1900) - Silver Spring, USA - JUL 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Opaque, near black with a thin light tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, toffee and rye spiciness.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, charcoal, vanilla, sweet mocha, licorice and pumpernickel.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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Storm_Warning (77) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well this is an incredible beer! The aroma is sweet and spicy, fruity and of chocolate. Pours as a thick black vessel with a cascading yet restrained brown sugar coloured head which dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. Tastes sweet and peppery with full chocolate malt character, smooth earthy hop notes and a lasting rich fruity malt finish. Full bodied with a thick oily texture that makes this like velvet on the tongue. Overall this is a truly decadent beer, rich and smooth and very complex, incredible!
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culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sticky black with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong fruity malt. Flavour is sticky rye, velvet texture. Toasted chocolate on a spicy finish.