Abijen (1430) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful black beer with a good brown head. Smells coffee, chocolate and a bit milkey and burn. I love the taste. Absolutely great. Heavy coffee. Burned. Thick body with a sticky texture. Good fitting carbo. Great beer!
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild smoked, toffee malty and light caramelish. Dark malty, smoked and overripe fruity caramelish. Bitter and dark toffee malty. Liqourice too. Dark and roasted malty. Bitter and light herbal into the finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/3/2012 Total Score: 3.1
33 cL bottle at Arendsnest. Pours pitch black with a one finger thick, creamy and tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and breadish. Light liqourice and vague smoked. Dense malty, hardroasted towards light acidic. Burned and slight astringent. Thick malty and dry into the finish.
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 Amazingly rich and complex beer. Tones of coffee, dark chocolate and peated whiskey. Great one.
rikstar (726) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 0,33l bottle @ Charlie’s, Dark brown almost black with a frothy orange/brown, disappearing head. Deep smell of roasted malt and smoke, chocolate with butter and sweet dark caramel and toffee. Dark fruits – cherry, plum, prune. Full oily body. Sweet initial taste of caramel and milk chocolate, lots of roast ash and dark chocolate in the middle with a liquorish, fruity finish. At first sweet, then bitter, with a rich alter taste. A verry good beer.
OllieBBommel (1071) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@home. Head: nice, fudge coloured foam. Colour: clear, deep dark brown. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt. Taste: nice bitter chocolate, coffee with a little sour. some licorice. Palate: rich, bitter chocolate, some coffee sour, low CO2. Overall: very nice/
ThirstyBird (1519) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black/brown with a loose brown head. Smell is dark roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate and a hint of mocha. Taste is bitter chocolate, char, mocha ending dry and slightly bitter...charcoal remaining on the tongue. Body is medium/full and slick with nicely structured carbonation. Overall tons of flavor and a nice drinking stout.
markextrae (939) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a tan head. Lot of coffee, sugar, drop, bit to roasted. Complex beer. A bit bitter at the end
jerohen (1992) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, thanks to Arjen for sharing. Black appearance, lasting brown head. Nose of roasted malts, coffee, some lactic notes. Dry malty and bitter finish, quite some sourness, licorice, laurel. Lasting bitter finish. Complex and experimental, i can imagine why this may be appealing to some. But the laurel/licorice is just really not my thing.
Earlier Rating: 12/29/2011 Total Score: 4
On draft at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Opaque black appearance, brownish head. Strong aroma of roasted malts, peat, coffee, liquorice, impressive. Complex malty flavor, smoky, some sweetness, more dry towards finish. Much more complexity than i had thought considered its ABV. Very nice brew.
jmgreenuk (4251) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a broken tan head. The aroma is dry malt leading to a strong bitter flavour with liqourice and coffee on the palate. This was a whole lot better than I was expecting. The liqourice bitterness is smooth, well controlled and far from overpowering.
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Reading Beer Festival 2013 into a pint glass. Rich, oily, malty, sweet. Very nice, enjoyed it.