gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a brown head. Aroma is burned, coffee, fruit, malt. Flavour is sweet, burned, coffee, fruit, hop, malt. Very nice beer . Great brew.
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Aromas of tar, chocolate and darkly roasted malt. Maybe some hop. Near opaque brown/black color with a substantial beige head. Starts with smoke, followed by roasted malt, followed by chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is very firm, and the finish is not dry. Motor oil it is. Whoosh. The alcohol is hardly noticeable. Harviestoun Old Engine Oil on steriods.
FatPhil (14003) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Pleasant roast aroma. Pleasant roasty taste too. Full and smooth palate. Very nice balanced roast. Remarkably light for its strength. Later it gets a little heavier.
Tmoney99 (13584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bottle. Poured dark black with a average light brown creamy head. Aroma was moderate roasted malt with a nutty tone. Flavor was a complex heavy roasted malt, coffee and long heavy sweet finish. Full body with a light alcohol bite. Good brew.
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured an opaque black with a brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. Palate was heavy and peppery. Flavors of coffee, burnt malt,and bittersweet chocolate. Possibly one of stones best beers IMNTBHO.
argo0 (13309) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 (2/4/06, bottle, Spring 2003 vintage) Small brown head atop a motor-oil body -- no problem passing a 120-watt test. Aroma is rich, moderately sweet, cocoa, roasty, coffee, some grapefruit, earthy, light prune/raisin, cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, cocoa, some roasty, light grapefruit, cinnamon -- seems slightly past prime, though still quite enjoyable. Light alcohol burn in the finish. Silky smooth medium-full body. (9/5/7/5/15)
(8/26/03) Motor oil pour reveals a black black body topped by a small brown head. Aroma is rich, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light anise. Taste is BIG malty, chococoffee, bitter, light roasty. Finish has nice alcohol warming/burn. Very full, viscous/creamy palate. (9/5/8/5/17)
(7/13/02) Licorice is the strongest of the aromas, though there’s also some coffee and fruitiness. The taste is sweet and strong maltiness; rich and complex. Viscous/oily in texture, with a slight alcohol burn as it goes down the gullet. Quite an impressive work of brewing art. (9/5/8/4/17)
HenrikSoegaard (13271) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Strong chocolate notes. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Chocolate, vanilla and some week coffee notes. Long complex great finish. Creamy palate. World Class.
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black stout with a deep fruity chocolate and hops in aroma, and alcohol., almost like Cherry Blossoms. Deep sweet cherries dipped in alcohol and coated with chocolate. Hops well balanced thoughout. Excellent offering.(Sept. 2004)
Christian (12918) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma has lots of licorice, some ink-like hard roasted malt, some dried fruits, a touch of smoke and vineous alcohol. Sweet licorice and chocolate flavour with lots of roasted malt and a hint of smoke. There is hoppy bitterness and a certain hop character, though hiding behind a lot of roasted character. Quite sweet, in fact, after the third sip, it feels a bit cloying.
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Cocoa, some soy and a bit of coffee. Jet black and no head. Cocoa and heavy roasted malts and a bit of heat in the finish. Nice and held up well.
Vintage 2012 - Much bigger flavors, but in much better balance. Will try next one fresh, maybe age not a good idea with these.