brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Phil. Black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt, rum, chocolate, and soap on the nose. Charred wood, some booze, and a touch of vanilla. The flavor is kind of soapy. A bit of booze, rum, and roast. Dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, and charred oak. Maybe a touch of fruit. Kind of disappointing, particularly next to the other variants.
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, chocolate, licorice. Taste is roasty, licorice, molasses, chocolate. Thick and sweet, just like me.
GlasgowTAD (839) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black with a slight brown head. Aroma is sweet cherry, chocolate, dark cocoa, vanilla and to tobacco. Taste is slight coconut, moderate dark berries, major raisins, slightly dusty, moderate vanilla. Full bodied.
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, chocolate, spiced, taste is rich chocolate, sweet, caramel, spiced, oak.
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... dark black .. thin tan lacing ... dark roast ... big sweet booze alcohol... dark roast nose .. sweet meaty meaty malts ... big rum ... quite musty chocolate roast ... dark roast .. soft coconut
Ungstrup (31434) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, bread, and vanilla. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, vanilla, spices, rhum, and bread, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Desverger (5043) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Tuesday Taphouse Share, Copenhagen - Black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malty, chocolate and caramel notes, cocoa, coffee, some vanilla strokes, some rum infused wooden notes into the finish. Very nice.
Borup (8964) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, caramel, fruit and vanilla.
yespr (37002) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and overripe fruity. Lingering wooden and dense malty, overripe fruity. Roasted and caramelish. Vanilla. Chocolate and dense fruity, roasted dark malty finish.
marcus (7994) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and alcohol aroma. There is a thick dark molasses flavor with chocolate, vanilla and rum. Quite tasty.
The_Osprey (4179) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC. Black, small foamy light brown head. Aroma is plastic, vodka, rum and wood. Booze and twig. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is rum, spice, vodka, chocolate with a dry woody finish. It’s just way too harsh and boozey.