after4ever (5356) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks, Aspidites! Pours deep grainy opaque black with a thick tan moussy head. Nose seems almost vacant at first, and really is fairly slight, but has some things to recommend it--a little bit of roast and toast. Super bold attack: big body, lots of flavors, decent carb. Roast and chocolate and sharp notes of grain husk and biscuit. Lovely piney hop notes on the finish. Beautifully done.
teddybeer (1533) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Edu. Black colour with a light biege head, with medium duration and good lacing. Aroma is toasted malts with notes of black coffee. Flavor has smoked wood notes, licorice, black coffee, alcoholic, and black chocolate. The final is alcoholic with a good duration very good compensated with a decent bitterness.
FrankZappa7 (5) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
large creamy light brown head
chocolate, coffee , pepper
full body , lively carbonation
sweet start , light acidic with bitter ending
Cristobal37 (103) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmmm This is the real thing. Heavy coffee, nut, oak aroma. and booze. Viscous and oily spreading heavy bitter booze love all over your palate. Perfect with some dark chocolate and as a nightcap. Bottled 11/2012 Glorious
Lore (447) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 dark brown colour, huge long lasting brown head; aroma of roasted coffee, dried dark berries, some smoke and dark chocolate; taste of heavy roasted malts...and it is, in fact too dominant to feel anything else (maybe some smoked taste can be felt); I accept its greatness, but a bit ítoo muchí for me
DedicatedToFun (742) - SoCal, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap on brewery. Poured a dark brownish black with a small brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, spice and honey.
mikedR (408) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my all time solid favorites. Thick stout base heavy on roasted malts, without a hint of astringency. The barrel-aging infuse a certain sweetness to the brew that blends perfectly with the malt flavor. Smooth sipping. Big at 10%, but hides its ABV very well.
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BierFiend (102) - Theisberstegen, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black, with two fingers of thick tan head. Smells of oak and coffee. Tastes of oak, coffee, roasted malts, and alcohol. It is a thick beer that coats the tongue nicely. Absolutely delicious.
LarsEngen (294) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours a dark brown almost black with a huge brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweet dark fruit and coffee. Flavour of wood and coffee with notes of dark chocolate and some dark fruits. Medium carbonation, low bitterness, oily/sticky mouthfeel, full bodied.
Complex and interesting beer.
Jerm719 (23) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big head, nice color. Roasted coffee, mocha, vanilla, earth, anise, very mild oak. Medium finish not too heavy, light hops. Nice.
haddon90 (1304) - Newport Beach, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a lacing tan head. Strong, brown sugar aroma withn some dark chocolate in the background. Strong licorice flavor with a hint of brown sugar. Complex finish with the alcohol lingering.