hopscotch (9517) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours ink-black with a small, creamy, beige head. Fantastic retention. The nose is a robust mingling of worn leather, dark chocolate, blackstrap molasses and burnt malt. Full-bodied and velvety with lazy carbonation. The flavor is reminiscent of many of Mikkeller’s imperial stouts - scorched malt bitterness, burnt grains, blackstrap molasses, charcoal, and above everything else - violently hopped. Normally that turns me off, but in this case it was what I was expecting and I was in the mood for it. Piney, resiny lupulin in both the aroma and flavor. Finishes burnt and bitter, but not at all dry. Well-done, boys! Bottle courtesy of FlandersNed!
weark (340) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Erzbierschof - Black color, creamy beige head almot brown, not lasting very long, small lacing on the glass - Dark chocolate, cocoa, resinous, citrusy, roasted malt withe hints of vanilla and soy sauce aroma - citrusy, roasted malt with hints of chocolate coffee and vanilla - medium/full body, good carbonation, high bitterness, oily, long roasted citrusy bitter finish - so good, intense hops profile, complex malt backbone. another one please
rand (1299) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from erzbierschof.ch. All black beer, short tan head nevertheless marking the glass. Roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee, citrus and pine. The taste is similar, rough, choclaty, enhanced by hops which fruity contrast with the roast. Grapefruit and resin hops, burnt malt, everything gets tangled in an acidic bitterness nor very subtl either digestible. Or when it’s too much !
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7th November 2013
Opaque dark brown - black beer. Good tan head. Palate is softish and airy. Nice dark malts with good dark chocolate, unsweet. A little cream. Hops are light pine with a whisper of citrus. Mild but juicy dark fruits. Finishes smooth with a malty bitter linger. Very tasty.
merc7186 (2241) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Dark Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts, Bitter Coffee
T: Bitter Coffee, Piney, Dark Chocolate Malts
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, way too much coffee and chocolate flavor and not enough of the hop profile...but that is a personal preference, not to fault the beer.
HonkeyBra (3519) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle shared by my friend Chris. Rating from notes. Pours a rich black with a tan head. Aroma of strong pine and resin hops, touches of citrus zest and spruces, mild chocolate and roast notes. Flavor is super hoppy. Tons of rich, impressive bitter hop notes enveloped by roast and chocolate notes. Full bodied, pillowy doughy mouthfeel, lots of carbonation. Finishes long, roasty and bitter. This is a good beer.
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 355ml. A huge amount of resinous hops and roasted malt throughout. Clean as a whistle. A lot of IBUs. Dry finish. Flawless and deeply delicious.
Bov (9755) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - almost black beer with a long lasting beige foam; aroma of black cherries, roasted malt, black chocolate and vanilla; full-bodied, tasty and solidly bitter; dry and long bitter hoppy finish with more notes of dark fruits and chocolate
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Craig and Fin Sneak up in the middle of the NIGHT and drink all fonefans beer ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, heavy hoppy, citrus, pine, grapefruit, orange - citrus, licorice. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration, licorice, hop bitter, grapefruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
koleminer20 (744) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at HopCat in East Lansing. Pours a light black with a thin head. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of lacing. The aroma it full of roasted barley with a hint of bitterness and citrus. The taste is definitely bitter, a little more than I was expecting. The citrus comes through on the swallow and the mouth feel at the end goes dry, just like a good IPA should.