ACHops (754) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours inky black with thick mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is rich roasty oatmeal malts with faint hops. Taste is oaky dark roasted malts, bitter hops in perfect balance, dark chocolate and a hint of whiskey and vanilla on the finish. Thick, creamy mouthfeel but only a little thinner than a good stout. The 10% is well-hidden, this drinks easily. Absent some of the big barrel aged porters and stouts, this is head of the class for a strong dark beer. Gotta get my hands on some Older Viscosity next...
g_georgiou (284) - CYPRUS - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown body with a medium to large brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, some caramel, coffee, some dark fruit, some woody bourbon aroma too. Taste is medium sweet with medium bitterness. Long finish, full body. Nice strong ale. Really liked it.
Yorker (1335) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, and alcohol - with a bitter finish.
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bue en bouteille. Une tuerie absolue ! Bière noir profond, complexité incroyable au palais. Boisé, grillé, les saveurs se mélangent. Pointe vanillé et café sur la finale. Wahou !
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/23/2013. Black with 2.5 fingers of frothy tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, subtle dark fruit, a bit of amaretto. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some floral hops, caramel, some oats. Full body with a dry finish. Nice thick oily mouthfeel. Medium-low carbonation. Very nice even with a bit over a year on it, don’t really get much barrel character if any so maybe that’s faded.
Bule (857) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle pours a dark black color with a bit of beige head. Smooth maltiness with a bit of hop bitterness. Loads of bitter chocolate.
hawanna (2317) - 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 (239) - 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 (76) - 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 (159) - 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 (552) - 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.