dresden (1138) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick near black stuff with a creamy tan head. Aroma is strong of coffee, roast malt, anise. Coffee and vanilla, full body, very nice stuff.
MrHangover (3142) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of Vaiz. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head on top. Aroma has vanilla, caramel, light chocolate and even some coffee going on. Flavor is medium bitter, some coffee going on. Loads of vanilla going on in the back end. Aftertaste is sweet and short. The sweetness is a bit overwhelming, but very nice still. Good stuff!!
JulienHuxley (4140) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at another tasting. Dark black pour with thin lacy tan foam. Aroma is smoky, lots of roasty notes, chocolate. Taste is lightly sweet, quite chocolaty, light boozy notes, rather dry finish. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Ok.
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to Vaiz. Pours near black with a brown head. Aroma of licorice, sweet malt, caramel, soy. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Vaiz (3796) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Another Tasting, hosted by MrHangover. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma is quite roasted, creamy, coffee, caramel, chocolate, cigars and cookies. Flavor is quite smooth, creamy, roasted and chocolatey. Very well balanced and smooth. Nice brew.
sudomorph (893) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Public House Las Vegas. Pours black with a thin, mocha film head that coats the glass. Aroma had smooth notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, cola/caramel, dark fruits, and a warm alcohol. Awesome. Taste is bitter but balanced as well as expected. Big roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a bit of espresso on the finish mixed with an alcohol warmth. Medium-full body with a low-medium carbonation and dry finish. Creamy texture with a soft carbonation. Overall excellent awesome flavour and mouth feel.
ramboraffe (1122) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black with tanned head. Smell is heavy roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Taste is heavy warm roasted malt with coffee chocolate and warming alcohol. Medium bitterness and low carbonation.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Cash Wise in Williston. Appearance: finger dark coco brown head, great lacing, head lasts as a film, black color. Aroma: raisin, chocolate, light alcohol, molasses, light hidden floral. Palate: full body, creamy smooth carbonation, light alcohol warming, mild bitter lasting finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet raisin and fruit, into a sweet chocolate and cereal, into a light floral bitter finish. Transition is really smooth, the alcohol is actually pretty contained, love the chocolate, the feel is super good as well. Aroma is really good as well, but taste is lacking slightly. I would love to age a bottle of this. Or two.
slowrunner77 (6935) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Black pour, dark brown head. Rich molasses and alcohol aroma. Dark fruit and coffee hidden. Smooth body for 10.5. The alcohol is there but never prohibitive. A little anise and licorice atop the rest of what was in the nose. Pretty "Russian". Moderate bitterness. Good brew."
Bruds (37) - - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, very little heard. Oak aging gives almost a slight bourbon aged boozy smell. Sweet with hints of licorice and caramel. Finishes in the palate with some hoppiness. Overall, good beer.