allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle shared with jeevan (memory banks rate). Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, almost tar. Kinda get the oats, but I was consciously looking for them. Taste is rich, bitter, bit boozy. Nice.
mcberko (14690) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is very metallic, with dry oats and unsweetened cocoa. Flavour is bold and robust, bringing out oats, cocoa, and light roasted malt. Very full-bodied and well-balanced - much more elegant on the palate than the nose. Very good stuff
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 ounce bottle, bottled on 7 NOV 2013, label says best enjoyed within 2 years. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a 1/4 inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, and some oats. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there’s also some vanilla, molasses and a bit of dark fruit noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and creamy with moderate carbonation. The 9.6% ABV of this brew is hidden well, it’s enjoyable and easy to drink. I liked this brew, it’s certainly worth a try if you’ve never had it before. $5.79 a bottle.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. Soy, light meatiness, treacle, some liquorice. Full body, mild carbonation. Big whack of soy/teriyaki, some treacle, little rum, dark fruit... Nice balance tasty.
rondphoto (4106) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Sergio’s / Louisville KY --- Opaque black color, bubbly rim head, light dots of lace. Taste is toasted malt along with light bitter chocolate that smoothly progresses to a balanced finish. Really quite simple, but very satisfying.
Abijen (2512) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a good tan head. Smells dried fruits, bit metal, vanilla. Tastes coffee, chocolate, silkey and dried fruits. Nice. I love the smoothiness. Average carbo, medium body and a oily texture.
BierMug (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from DeMolen. Pours lovely dark with caramel head. Smells of dark toasted malt and tastses of chocolate and coffee. Could do with some wood maturing but is smooth as it is.
angel77 (2506) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en noviembre de 2011. hasta 13-03-2012. color negro intenso con espuma oscura. Cuerpo medio con 9.6 vol. Sabores y aromas tostados con tonos de cacao, café y chocolate. Bastante buena y para repetir.
lefossoyeur (589) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very black with a shy mocha head. Strong chocolate liquor aromas with biscuity notes. Medium to full body, low carbonation, pleasant cocoa flavors, with some tar and blackstrap molasses, finish is smooth oatmeal silky feeling. Pretty easy drinking for such a big beer. Could take more body a bit but...nice.
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Late but not asleep for once. Daaaark choco, blueberries, sea salt, raspberry, deep roast is kind of there, oatmeal, just simple smells insanely dark. Tasty, better nearing room temp. Berries and sweet, dry roasted bitterness, oatmeal, raspberry, choco, tartness. Interesting. Ashy mouth.