Danyel (882) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown, tan head. Smells toasty, smokey. Rich, smokey, slight coffee. Creamy, bitter aftertaste. Yummy, definitely will get again!
hawanna (2222) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,65 l bottle
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, herbs, earthy, alcohol, woody, brown, hazy, rocky head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
jsnicholas (181) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz $6.50): Color black with two finger light brown head the disapeears leaving lacing. Did not get a lot of armonas. Taste is strong roasted chocolate and a little bit of coffee. Little sweetness. Seemed similar to an imperial stout.
dambor (54) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a beautiful head. Aroma: chocolate, espresso, raisins, with a touch of alcohol. Taste: very well balance between the coffee (sourness) and chocolate (sweetness) with some alcohol (generally well hidden 10% ABV). The beer is pretty thick although I have expected more thickness from "motor oil" (as advertised on the cover). Generally this is a very good beer. Something between a strong ale and a russian imperial stout. I was expecting it to have more features of the latter and therefore was a bit disappointed. On the other hand that was not a wise expectation since there is not a single word on the cover mentioning it is a RIS.
thomashall (112) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pourd dark brown with minimal head. Light oak smell with roastiness. Taste of bitter dry malts and hops. Okay beer.
bigbish (544) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really great strong beer. Lots of strong toasted, roasty notes, a hint of hops bitterness, dry finish. Pours nice and dark with a thick head. Great beer.
pilgrimoutlaw (779) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with foamy tan head. Roast, caramel, chocolate, wood, soy sauce. Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Medium smooth body. Trailing bitterness.
tomer (1747) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, zvikar and Ariel,big bubbly light brown head, quite dense with lots of carbonation, almost completley opque black colour, aroma of milk chocolate and dark malt, with cocoa and a hint of roastiness, roasty flavour with some coffee, quite sour, needs a little more sweetness to balance, rquite easy to drink and just a little simple. Good and interesting but not too exciting..
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, beige, small head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: light vanilla coming up, intense caramel, toasted malts. Overall: very interesting American Strong Ale, almost though this more an Imperial Stout. Pint at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos.
jookos (2400) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@rotterdam. Soft roasty, oaky, light vinous, deep caramelly nose. Soft smooth body, well hidden abv. Herbs, coffee malty, cedary. Pretty nice, complex drink.
Tsekouratos (292) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle shared @ The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch-black color with a big brown head. Aromas of coffe, dark chocolate, oak and dark berries. Bittersweet taste, with coffee, chocolate and oak up front, followed by burnt caramel, dark fruits, liquorice, some roasted notes and some alcohol. Very nice aftertaste, lingering. Full body with low to medium carbonation.