Melnis (440) - LATVIA - JUN 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2016 Aroma: Salda grauzdejuma cirtiens, fonaa viige, aronija un ari taa lakrica, bet tik minimali ka lakricas nemiletajam patiktu. Garsaa: Grauzdeeta Muscovado muffins, lakrica praktiski nav. Videja biezuma gaaze, diez daudz, tadelj neliekaas eljljains.Puta tumsi bruna un atri pazuud. Alko noslepts sameriigi.
anders37 (22242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask gravity @ Craft 100. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dark fruit caramel and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty thick chocolate dark fruit and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty thick chocolate and licorice finish.
Iznogud (2048) - CROATIA - MAR 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Luvians bottle shop. Pours black with light brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice. Sweet, syrupy, oily. Full bodied, complex.
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Kyle’s Place. Pitch black - white head. Coconut. High malty. Acid. Burned. Dark chocolate. Salmiak. Licorice. Ok bitterness. Soya. Smokey. Lovely.
planky84 (2736) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pigs Ear Beer Festival, 2015. Jet black pour with a tan head. Keeps it’s head well. Aromas of cinnamon, dark chocolate, coffee roast, licorice toffee, vanilla and cocoa. Big boozy flavours of licorice, bags of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and roasted sweet spice. Lengthy dryness on the gullet. Full bodied brew, huge alcohol warmth. Long, sweet coffee infused finish. Excellent.
thelynchfella (197) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured jet black with tan head. Sweet chocolate aroma, coffee, liqorice. Tastes off coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, liqorice. Bitter dry finish. Beautiful beer
hohops (727) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is opaque jet black, with a large foamy brown head which slowly diminishes. Aroma- chocolate, fudge, leather, vanilla, molasses, toffee, espresso, roast malt. Bitter hops are also detectable. Taste- chocolate and toffee, chocolate biscuit, fudge cake, roasty coffee, brown sugary sweetness, vanilla, coconut, rich fruitcake. Full and thick mouthfeel, like a boozy milkshake. Excellent.
Idiosynkrasie (6049) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle [11.0% abv as per label]. Jet black colour with late awakening, then permanently growing, eventually huge, thick, creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, brown head. Chocolately, roasty, dark malty aroma, ostensible notes of cocoa, cocoa powder, enduring notes of liquorice and molasses, a touch of coffee; transient leather overtones and a sugary touch of toffee as well as some vanilla appear additionally while warming up. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, spicy, notes of liquorice and molasses, a touch of soy sauce; oily, viscous texture, viscid, tacky palate. Overall a bit one-sided and liquorice-accentuated, neither overly complex nor developing over time.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @home tasting General Election 2015 (rating backlog) Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is liquorice, malty and nutty, really nice nose. Taste is molasses, toffee and chocolate. This is a wonderful beer.
Maakun (3061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at THT thanks to floris. Black with light brown head. Sweet coffee, dark chocolate, light bourbon, earthy, dead leaves, more sweet chocolate, roasted barley. Quite sweet with nice roasted bitter finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very nice.