haddon90 (1374) - Denver, Colorado, 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.
bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with quarter inch carmel brown head, looks a lot like cola. Smells along the lines of a porter or strong brown ale - Strong root beer/cola syrup, sasparilla, and licorice aroma, some chocolate as well. Foamy mouthfeel, lively carbonation, pretty clean finish. Flavor similar to an imperial porter. Robust roasted malts, piney hops, taste of dark bitter espresso, boozy woody oak, some molasses as well.
dixebra (5) - La Felguera, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 65cl tomada en El Cabanon y El Lúpulo (Asturies). Maravillosa cerveza con un sabor espectacular.
AVLarsen (33) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastisk. Sort og tyk som beg. Smager himmelsk. Dejlig bitter. Må ikke være for kold. Den styrker på en kold dag.
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brownish black with nice dense head. Aroma is caramel, smoke, charcoal, caramel. Taste is similar with some good spicy notes. Little soy sauce sneaking in. Some raisin. Good clean finish.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - MAR 4, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very glad this is easily available in Chicago now. A silky, sensous work of art. Begins with creamy chocolate ice cream, then fades into nutmeg, toffee, cinnamon, and light espresso, then finishes with expressive pine hop bite. Not even a hint of booze (but you start to feel it pretty soon...) Its obviously not trying to be a mind blowing imperial stout, but that is where I have set the bar for getting a 5, so this only gets a 4.8. If you are into big dark hoppy beer, im sure you have already tried this, if you havent...well all i can say is you need to get on this pronto...
Crompt (91) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank to at Lord Hobo in Boston and it was awesome. Unfortunately i was enjoying myself more than those with me and was forced to drink the 22oz bomber at a very fast speed leading me to the conclusion that this beer is not only delicious but extremely effective.
Lowenbrau (1643) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
65cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.01-03-2014.
In short: a viscous tasty dark ale.
Pours black with frothy creamy quite tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Roasty, spicy, wood, coffee aromas. MEdium body, viscous tecture, soft carbonation. Taste is roasty, coffee, spicy, raisins, some hints of wood. Quite long aftertaste. Smooth and very well balanced. Really enjoyable.
McWorta (433) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pitch black with a tan head offering lovely coherent lacings. Noses of sweet/bitter chocolate, lightly of red wine, butterscotch, vanilla, raisin and woody. Heavy sweet, excellently balanced and very pleasant developing on the palate. Full bodied with a creamy-oily texture developing further aromas of whisky. Long lasting solidly ace finish.
ARH (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a 4oz english tulip sampler glass. The aroma of sweet candy sugar sticks out with a hint of alcohol - kind of a gumdrop and / or gingerbread type smell. A thin espresso colored head tops the dark, opaque black beer and it leaves a light lacing down the glass. It’s highly sweet with a faint bitterness. The palate is dominated by a heavy chocolate malt flavor from nearly start to finish. It’s a full bodied, thick beer, but has a fizzy carbonation that gives it a slick quality. There’s also some burnt toast flavors on the tongue with some maple syrup, or molasses - in fact pancakes started to come to mind after awhile.
MarcoDL (1393) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick and strong beer. Full taste of roasted malt, with some nice fresh hops. Good beer.