mverity (233) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Proof Bottle Shop. Pours an inky, lily black where only the thinnest edge is dark brown. Zero head or collar. Aroma is earthy roasted malt, burnt coffee, boozey warmth. Taste hides the high abv better than the aroma. Coffee and dark malt up front, a slight booze burn in the middle, that fades into sweet earthy malt. Silty, sooty mouthfeel, but I wish this had a richer fuller body.
Cirrhosis (1163) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely dark brown with a very limited cap. Woody coffee, kind of a raisin, red wine all appear in the nose. Taste is thick, chewy and complex. Raisin, wine, burnt sugar. Coffee is there but not at the front. So much wine. Smoky bacon shows up in the after taste. Somthing reminds me of drinking a Rye and water. Good beer, mind ultering, so drunk, i like this.
jake65 (2515) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: First off, I am sincerely grateful this was nothing like the 3rd Edition. What a mess. Very dark pour with a minimal brown head. Fruity nose, coffee, lightly earthy, and modest roast. Hard to imagine this was brewed with green beans… never would have fathomed this. Another powerful ABV and sugary brew, but this works. Good sweetness to roast/char ratio. A good sipper.
thornecb (4109) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet dark chocolate and hot vanilla aromas. Thick with soy, licorice and burning hot chocolate. Lasting bitter espresso and alcohol finish.
jfb (3439) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draught) pours black in colour with a small beige head. aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, lavender, treacle, heavy coffe, vanilla and canned tangerines. flavour is very sweet and meaty, with lots of alcohol, husky toasted malts and barnyard, more coffee and dark chocolate. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
kordestanchi (19) - - FEB 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very fruity and sweet smell. It tastes fruity and in the begining and you can feel the strong coffee after taste. One of the best ever!
Sebilinz (329) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Darkest black body with intense Brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark fruit , chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. Taste is caoffee caramell cocoa. Aftertaste is bitter sweet. Great one.
Muggus69 (1100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250mL bottle in cool little triangular shaped box.
Sinister black brew - pretty much opaque, and could pass as old motor oil. A small ring of dark tan foam holds to the top with a bit of oily residue (hop/coffee oils?). Getting legs on the glass with this one!
Aroma slowly reveals itself as it warms; dark chocolate, molasses, sugar crystals, seriously potent espresso & heavily roasted coffee beans. Port-like undertones of plum/prune, raisin & booze.
Tremendous weigh & length on the palate - thick without being cloying, low carbonation, sticky yet with a drying acrid burnt coffee/roast malt character providing some balance, of sorts.
Delivers BIG flavours, as expected; coffee liqueur, brown sugar, chocolate pudding, old tawny port, & freshly ground coffee. Plenty of bitterness & silky boozy warmth, balances out all of that upfront sweetness. Satisfyingly lingering on the palate for a near-eternity.
Substantial, really substantial! Almost rivals a liqueur or fortified wine. Damn sensational really!
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske 0,25l fra Vinmonopolet, bestillingsutvalget. Batch 857/858. Drukket på RV124 7 Feb 14. Svart. Pent mokkafarget skum som varer noen minutter og stabiliserer seg ganske lavt. Litt lacing. Nydelig sjokolade & lakrisaroma med hint av sjokolade. Vanvittig fylde. Smaken er nesten som en eksplosjon. Røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade, lakris. Herlig tørr bitter ettersmak som varer - og gir mersmak. Var det noe alkohol i denne da?
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BKL 2014. Coffee roast and demera sugar nose. Black, deep brown head. Fullbodied, viscous, dark chocolate, brown sugar, berries, light chili. A bit sweet, broken up well by the hops though.
Arnesen (18) - Tromso, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours black dark roasted coffee in colour and gives a thick hazelnut coloured foam that lasts just long enough. Aroma og coffee is prevalent with hints of nuts and dark roasted malts. Taste is mainly of dark roasted coffee that lasts quite long and gives of a strong bitterness that gives a long lasting palate that is quite complex and chabges from bitter to sweet in the taste. All in all a great stout!
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