fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2011
2011-07-14, bottle, vintage 2007, 4 years old, 8-5-9-4-18=44
The color is totally black, with low carbonation, and a small brownish head of big bubbles and vortex. The aroma is bitonal, with vanilla driven oak and dark chocolate; leather too; light alcohol. The body is strong and the mouthfeel almost silky; the blend of chocolate, roasted malts and wood is sublime; there are side traces of liquorice, tar, leather, whisky; some residual sweetness, but moderate; good bitterness level, and very good alcohol management. The final is very chocolatey; light signs of oxidisation in the end.
2008-12-10, bottle shared by Mes, thanks!
Vintage 2005, 9-5-9-4-18=45
Black color; generous creamy head, reducing fast. Wonderful aroma, roasted malt, chocolate, light leather, but mostly a very good cheesy touch. Good body strength, perfect mouthfeel, massive caramel and chocolate flavor, with vanilla, light liquorice, leather, light fruity sourness; artfully blended together. Lovely!
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 28, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
rbesg08 grand tasting, bottled. this awoke my taste buds from their mid-session slumber. pitch black with a thin cream head, chocolate cream aroma, plenty of cherry ripe flavour with some hints of pipe tobacco, school desk and sherry. exquisite
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle thanks to Gabriel. Poured a dark brown almost black with no head. Aroma is oak, dark fruits, and raison. Taste is oak, dark fruit, raison, with a hint of smoke and alcohol. Smooth with a nice warming finish. Unique and good. Thanks Gabe
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2006)from craig. 11.2 oz bottle shared with wolf. Light black in color, no head not even a bubble? Nice aroma of vanilla, fruity raisons and oak. Taste is dark fruits, raisons, touch of vanilla. Fruitier then I expected. Not trace of alcohol in the taste. The carbonation was level was non exsisting. This beer had the characteristics of a red wine. Unique. Good beer, thanks craig!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at pauls tasting, 2006 vintage. Pours a black body with a thin off white lacing. Sweet chocolate with a fruity plum and fig body. Light rum character with some whiskey notes. Sweet milk chocolate and light minerals.
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pitch black. strong alcohol nose, whiskey nose with a strong chocolate fudge scent. great taste, chocolate , rummy sweetness . rich, strong, beautiful, the alcohol does not dry this out, but it is apparent. some peanut butter lingers. thats pretty good, not great, but pretty good.to quote Marcus.i like it more.
5 8 8 4 17
RichardGretton (4175) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2006). Black beer with a wispy brown head. The aroma is sweetly roasted, and the flavour is deeply rich and sweetly roasted. Overall a nice sweetly roasted tasting beer.
wyzzywyz22 (1873) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (2006) The Offie, Leicester. Wow. This met all expectations and probably exceeded them. Looked, smelled and tasted awesome. Incredibly complex and words alone cannot do this justice. Well up there with the best I have tasted and fully deserving of its lofty status on here. A real treat to savour and worth every penny. Seek out and ENJOY. Nuff said.
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2008 Bottle thanks to WeeheavySD. 2005 vintage. Thanks Jon. Really light body to this one came as a real surprise. Very easy to drink and had a nice mouthfeel. I didn’t think there was that much there in the flavor profile. Off flavor of soy was detectable. Rerate 2006 vintage shared by Miketd. 2006 was definately better than the 2005.
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 Dthe 2000 anniversary drunk 2013.... Deep brown... Thin tan head.. Soft roast... Deep roast.. Dark malts... Sweet toffee... Honey malts nose... Rich malts sweet toffee... Soft sweet toffee... Deep rich oxidation... Lightest soya... Dark malts... Complex and interesting 4.3
For my historical ratings see my wifes account sgarvieUK
2011 ... deep black ... light head ...head dissappears .... soft sweet berries fruit nose ... big roast ... big berries ... deep roast ... fig and plums ... juicy roast malts ... soft sweet roast fruits little more alcohol ... softer smoother ... big oily body ... 4.6
2011 drunk 10/13... deepblack ... small tan head ... deep roasrt ... chocolate malts ... big berries ... big oak ... plums ...soft chocolate nose ... soft smooth chocolate ... light alcohol ... mellow chocolate ... plums and cherry chocolate ... mellow soft and smooth ... deep malts ... coffee .. its so deep rich roast but smooth ... cracking 4.7 ... loving it
Bottle at Home 11/2013.... Hand laced with an Aji Limon ~6 weeks ago ... deep black ... and thin tan head .. not much less than a fresh bottle ...soft roast ... massive capsicum nose ... light meaty malts .. deep roast ... massive massive chilli ...im surprised how much its got a kick ... (more than my Aji Chilli sauce)... i have a non chilli bottle open but im nottasting much now... so gonna pass but the chilli one scores 4.4 man i love the burn
Bottle at home ... Feb 2014 ... 2011 vintage .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft meaty chocolate almost rum nose ... light meaty overtones nose ...dark malts ... sweet roast ... plums and figs ... light mellow malts ... ligth sweet malt ... soft toffee ... plums ...biog soft oak ,,, nice and soft .. quite a big oaky finish 4.6
Bottle at home ... March 5th .. deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast .. plums and chocolate ...sweet berry chocolate bars ... dry oak nose ... big roast ... big berry fruits ... light roast body ... figgy ... rich roast ... chocolate ... soft oaky finish ... im noticing the oak much more this time havingh missed it in the regular just a few dayts ago 4.6