Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The description is correct, this is a LUSCIOUS DARK ALE. The aroma was a brilliant blend of hops and sweet malty flavors. The taste took all the flavors in the aroma and added a touch of bourbon and oak to make it absolutely a must have for any fan of well aged beer.
tomer (1746) - 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 (1354) - 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 (2314) - 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 (285) - 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.
slowrunner77 (5912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"that’s a nice beer...must...get...older...viscosity. pours brown-black, very stoutish. all the aspects the brewer describes...cocoa, wood, vanilla, and ash are all there. complex, but not overhelming. smooth for 10%. the aroma is more stout than anything else, but the flavor defies categorization. very very good beer."
DSG (6106) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black, almost completely opaque, with a big tan head. Aroma of roast, wood, vanilla and a bit of cocoa. Bittersweetish flavor, roasty, with wood, coffee, vanilla, a bit of licorice notes and a light hoppy bitterness with a tart touch. Pretty full-bodied, well-carbonated. Very nice.
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Californian provision ale with deep brownish beige, creamy, thin head and blackish colour with a wine-red hue which becomes visible only under bright light. Complex aroma of coffee, dry sherry, fondant, bitter chocolate, liquorice, whisky, pistachio nuts, vanilla, sweet paprika, banana, wood, orange peel. Candied fruits, banana and walnuts in the mouth, spicy notes (pepper, bayleaf), smooth and syrupy, thick mouthfeel, powdery too, finish complex with oaky tannins, assertive American citrussy hops, some cloying sweetness an warming, bourbon-like alcohol. Very rich and tasteful beer, somewhere between an old ale and an imperial porter.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kinda more of a imp stout, but not as roasty, but not as hoppy or red like a Double Bastard. Great brew but doesnt seem to fit in this go around. Really thick hence the name. Really good too.
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black/very dark brown with a large tan head.
Nose shows cocoa, toasty malt, figs and nutty malt.
Flavours include more roast, sweet burnt toast, some pine and resin.
Too highly carbonated.
freretoc (731) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bue en bouteille de 37.5, couleur noire pétrole, pas de mousse ni d’effervescence, nez complexe sur le côté bois de chêne et la vanille, en bouche c’est ultra puissant, ça commence avec le café, puis le café au lait et ensuite gros côté grillé très noir