bigguns22 (585) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To drink a black beer that is so bubbly and champagne like is a new one for me. Malt,spice,yeast and a touch sweet.
arnold931 (196) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice near black pour. Tan head. Smells of sweetness and molasses. Flavor is molasses and rum raisin. Overall sweet and strong tasting.
Dfonorow (1217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pour is near black with an average sized tan head. Aroma is of raisins, anise, coffee, roasted malt, and molasses. Flavor is more subtle than I expected - candi sugar, rum raisin, yeast. Alcohol is well hidden.
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5240-20130420] Tap. Mild dog poop and roasted malt aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Tart roasted malt flavour has a boozy base. Full body. Interesting but a little over-bold for me. (7/4/7/3/16) 3.7
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)
mikedR (938) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quad like. Strong dark fruit notes. Good Belgian yeast. Carbonated. I would drink this again, although there are better. More first tier, middle. But that says more about the competition than this beer itself.
olr1984 (921) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a dark brown with a slight tan head. Banana and caramel aroma. Sweet malt and dark fruit taste.
AndyReynolds (820) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged at least a year. Damn good beer. The oats are a nice touch. Goes nicely with Chudwick’s (not quite spicy enough) chicken cury. My wife gives in to our daughter way too often, she gets a cookie.
Chudwick (1793) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared by the invited AndyReynolds - nose makes me think of a doppelbock. Sipping accentuates the spicy food I had for dinner (homemade chicken curry). Sweet with dark malts. Dark indeed - makes me think of a black IPA with no IPA. Delicious.
Palme (3013) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As Heart of Darkness @ Blind Tiger House. Yeah, I’d call this as good as black in the glass and the head is totally lacking here. Smells nice, but somewhat a bit low. A little bit of herbs and yeast are the fist thing that hits my nose. A little bit of sweet licorice also here. Like the aroma. It has a above average carbonation level and a light oily mouthfeel. The sweet licorice is really hanging in there in the taste also. Kinda earthy in a way and it has a little bit of some black/blue berries going on as well, notes of soft sweet figs before its leaving a mouthdrying finish in this one. Yeah, I like this! 18.06.2013
hfmejias (618) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Poured dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is mostly malts, wood and some dark fruits. Taste coffee and chocolate, nicely balanced and the booze is hidden well. Very nice beer, easy to drink and highly enjoyable.
Leafs93 (1611) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is roast, dark chocolate, earthy and dark fruit. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with a slick and oily texture.