jackl (5369) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s pre-GBBF Shindig. Deep brown pour with a tiny tan head. Maple oatmeal chocolate cookie nose. Nicely sweet and inviting. More oatmeal chocolate cookie flavors. Light toasty cocoa. Smooth toffee. Just a hint of ash on the finish. Supple, oily body. Straightforward, tasty.
kerenmk (3047) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks zvikar. Black, opaque withthin brown ring. Smoky, a little wooden aroma, dry, wood and a little bitter taste, full body, smooth, wooden finish. Quite amazing.
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Systembolaget in August 2013.
Pours a nice thick black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and some resin. The mouthfeel was unexpectedly soft with dark chocolate, roasted malt and something sweet. The finish was fairly bitter. A nice one.
callmemickey (3391) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black-brown body, medium sized tan head, spotty lacing. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, earthy smoke. Full bodied, appropriate carbonation, bold finish.
fidelis83 (2120) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a thin, oily brown head. Aroma is loaded with roast, bittersweet chocolate, over roasted nuts, deep woody notes, earth and a little leathery tannin. Flavor starts off, crazy strong with roast, but a fairly mellow roast that doesn’t come off as too bitter or burnt, despite being super intense, lots of bittersweet chocolate, a little coffee, some burnt sugar, sweet woody notes (can’t really pin it down to maple) sweet potato, sweet tobacco pipe smoke, a decent helping of herbal, pine and citrus hops along with a dark fruit and port wine sort of fruitiness to the finish. Huge, heavy body, creamy and chewy, without being too sticky light, but blanketing carbonation. I really like this beer, really hit the spot in this sub zero weather.
jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a hazy black color with a tan head. The aroma was of heavy roasted chocolate malts, coffee and some dark sweet notes. It had a medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. The taste was of heavy complex and a dark sweet flavor with a moderate to heavy smooth dark sweet finish. Very nice.
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 500ml @Per
Dark opaque brown color, small brown head. Sweetish, roasty aroma. Full-bodied. Roasted, a bit coffeish, alcoholic, sweetish (maple cyrup!). Some lingering roasted-hoppy notes.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ (chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig) by chriso - London ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, marple syrup. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, smoke, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
AndySnow (4512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Coffee, liquorice, alcohol, roasted malt.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, coffee, alcohol, caramel.
Comment: Good flavour but a bit unbalanced.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Pat’s tasting. Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, grape juice, and licorice. Sugary sweetness, some smoke, and ash. Flavor is a touch bitter from the intense roast character. Fairly sweet, though. Grape popsicle, honey, and sugar. Lots of smoke, ash, dark chocolate, and licorice notes.