chrisv10 (13468) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, medium sweet, liquorice, little caramel, hops and medium bitter.
gunnfryd (13339) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is oat, mocha, roasted malt. Flavour is oat, hop, roasted malt, coffee, mocha, alcohol. Pleasent full body. Very nice beer.
bhensonb (12957) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours really black with a thin dark tan head. It smells wonderful. Chocolate and treacle? Full bodied and mildly carbonated. Flavor is chocolate, light treacle, maybe a little dark fruit, and it finishes smoothly bitter in a burnt malt sense. It is super fantastic. Great mouthfeel.
argo0 (12500) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Small tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some vanilla, coffee syrup, light grapefruit/floral, alcohol. Taste is sweet, chocolate, oatmeal, some coffee, molasses, burnt, light grapefruit. Boozy with medium alcohol burn. Full body, smooth and sticky.
Tmoney99 (12408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a black color with a moderate creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced sticky legs and good lacing. Good roasted malt, hardy candy and woody alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture. Heavy complex bittersweet stout flavor with a smooth sweet oatmeal finish of long duration. Very well balanced complex stout. This is a standout beer.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a thin brown head. The oily body noticeable adheres to the glassware. Aroma of roastiness, vanilla, oatmeal, lactose, and molasses. Flavor of roasted malt, oatmeal, coffee, and chocolate with a bitter finish.
Beerhunter111 (12282) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig süß nach Schokolade, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch.
HenrikSoegaard (12047) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter powerfull roasted flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 Black with a tiny off-white head. A complex aroma of roses and citrus, licorice, chocolate and caramel with a hint of smoke. Sweet and really rich with dark malts, chocolate and oat crackers. A slight candy-like sweetness that could be too much, but I managed a bottle without it getting cloying.
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Lovely rich roast, just verging towards bitter espresso. Jet black and a dark tan head which dissipates quickly. Taste has quite a hefty punch of burntness to it, and just a bit of alcohol. As you swallow it expands and richens to have more espresso, and less raw burntness. Ashy bite in the finish. Quite lively carbonation heightens the harshness of the burntess. Very very nice for the brief moment you swallow, but either side of that it’s either too boozey or to burnt, and lacking balance, which is a shame. Becomes slimier and stickier down the glass too.