bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 Bottle @ EBF 2008. Dark chocolate in the aroma. The flavor also has dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol and a touch of varnish. Satisfyingly balanced, in spite of the alcohol.
Bottle @ home. The darkest of dark colored. Malt, dark chocolate, dried fruit and mocha in the aroma. Full bodied, very alcoholic. Roasted malt, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate, raisin, dried red fruit in the flavor. Some roastbitterness in the aftertaste. Very powerful beer, not a marvel of balance, but rich and tasty.
Koelschtrinker (9458) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Streng alkoholisch malziger Geruch mit vergorenen Früchten. Sehr würziger Antrunk mit ansprechender und nicht zu starker Süße. Herb-malzig werdend, gleichzeitig steigen Gewürz- und Alkoholnoten in die Nase. Deutlich hopfig, aufgrund der alkoholischen Stärke ist es trotzdem nur als Hintergrundnote erkennbar. Nicht ganz so harmonisch wie gewünscht. /12/10/12//12
chrisv10 (9420) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate and notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, medium sweet, chocolate, coffee, hops, medium bitter, liquorice, dark fruits and notes of alcohol.
gunnfryd (9313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma iscoffee, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is dry, fruit, hop, dried fruit, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Full mouthful. Warming and very nice beer.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Small brown head. Toffee, spice, light roast, sweetness, alcohol, plums, cocoa and chocolate in the aroma. Flavour of soy, cocoa, vanilla, tense alcohol, roast, chocolate, light liqourice and grassy herbs. Medium to full bodied. Roasty and chocolaty end, where the alcohol slowly takes over the party and ends up dominating it totally.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the Bottle at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 26/09/2009
Caramel malt aroma. Dark coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a crisp and slightly dry creamy malt finish.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is fairly viscous and black with a nice mocha colored head.
S: The nose on this beer is wonderful and very true to the style. Lots of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Also some notes of vanilla and molasses. The only "downside" to it is that there is a decent amount of alcohol.
T: This is sort of all over the place. A lot of sugar, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and, unfortunately, a lot of alcohol. This one should be fairly smooth considering its age, but I suppose at 17.5%, it takes awhile.
M: A nice full body with low carbonation.
D: I think I would really like this beer if it just wasn’t quite so boozy. A nice RIS, just needs even more time to mellow out.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, alcohol, peper and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, pepper, alcohol and toffee with a smooth warming lingering chocolate toffee finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy, dark brown head, somewhat diminishing with spare head. Aroma is heavy malt (toffee, coffee, chocolate, nutty), average hop (perfume), average yeast (leather) with notes of alcohol, prune, fig, charcoal, vanilla, and oak. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter-dry finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. Too much alcohol, in my opinion.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(EBF 2008) Black color, brown head. Licorice and cocoa aroma, milky notes, some vanilla. Alcohol flavor, slaty and spicy but too strong.