DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roast coffee, dark chocolate, fine liquorice and malt, jet black, firm finger of cappuccino head and loads of lace. Flavour is strong roasted coffee, cocoa, liquorice and great malt. Full bodied, perfectly balanced, beautfully bitter, alcohol is subtle. Wonderful!
Homer321 (2551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SlovakSniper. Poured into a tulip. Large brown head on top of a pitch black beer. Nose is roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, just reeks of a real stout! As the head slowly drops, there is a light brown lacing on the glass. Taste is slightly smoky with a tobacco note. Some underlying woodiness to it as well. I guess I should read the description on these beers first, as I was thinking the wood and smoke was out of character. Coffee comes through more as it warms. Damn this is good stuff! Overall, a very delicately balanced and well made beer. I wish I had known they advertised the smoke and wood before I drank the beer, as I wasn’t quite sure about it at first. It is a welcome compliment to a great beer.
jaseurboreal (9) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Très bonne bière. Découverte en 2012, j’ai acheté 4 bouteilles par année en 2012, 2013 et 2014 afin de les faire vieillir. La différence avec l’âge est assez impressionnante.
mmahut (1379) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours in deep dark body, soft carbonation creates a really nice tan to brown creamy head. Aroma has a lot of caramel, wood, whiskey, Taste has coffee sweetness, touch of vanila in the after taste, oak, medium woody bitterness, complex after taste of vanila and coffee with some dark fruits, really nice. Body is full, medium soft carbonation.
Countbeer (5147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanks Steve: Vintage 2011: Served in a Chouffe glass at roomtemperature.
I’ve cellared this one for a while, today it’s the perfect time to open it.
Pitch black with a small brown head. Looks good!
Aroma has lots of liquorice tones (think bay leaf and laurel) with a faint whiskey note. Also some hints of wood, roast, dust, earth, chalk, some serious dark chocolate, light mocha tint and some dry coffee tints.
Flavour is earthy. Earthy when all lights go out! Very dark tones of liquorice, roast, coffee and wood burn, nut (roast), dry, light whiskey, light herbal roast, some dark chocolate, hint of mocha, hint of tar...
Very dark, dark roast/burn with a light earthy edge and a dry jacket. Interesting!
Aftertaste is bitter and dry with many different roast/burn tones like wood, malts and some coffee. Also a hint of chocolate.
Low carbo, thick close to silky mouthfeel, full bodied.
jinroh (654) - ESTONIA - MAR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black, brown foam, leaving some beautiful lacings. Cherries, coffee, chocolate and cocoa, sweet bourbon aroma. Taste is really well balanced, toasted, chocolate, cherry liquer, thick bourbin flavour. Roast bitterness lingers for longer. Vanilla. Chocolate. Amazing.
a_sully (224) - - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep rich brown, almost black. Brown head.aroma of banana. Taste is very bitter coffee and dark chocolate.
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TimE (3989) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown head with darkness of a black hole underneath. Cherries, bourbon, oak in the nose. The mouth is totally fantastic with bourbon, dark chcolate oak, dark fruit, not too sweet like many barrel aged beers. The mouth is superbly well balanced. Big lingering bourbon and treacles in the finish. Excellent.
Jannick13 (139) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black with small off white head. Cofee, chocolate, vanilla and banana on nose. Taste is more of the same. Very smooth and balanced. Great!
GranvilleTim (1776) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Kbudd19. Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruit. Taste is roasted malt, dry, black patent?. The beer clings to the glass. Lacing shown on each sip taken. Dry roasted malt aftertaste. Dry, a little bitter, but wonderful
simardsam (186) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Édition 2014. Noire, avec une mousse de couleur café avec une touche orange brûlée. Nez boisé, chocolaté, de café, de cuir et de tabac. Goût de café, de chocolat amer (et ça rappelle aussi l’effet en texture), de fumé, et légèrement de vanille. Il s’agit d’une bière sublime aux aspects très masculins!