BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Paddle sample at Fishale. Dark brown pour with a nice brown ring of tiny bubbles. Aroma like a bag of dark malt soaked in bourbon. Huge flavor with umami soy, molasses and smooth bourbon. If you like bourbon, this is your beer. Big but nice.
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sonnycheeba (4493) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours opaque black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, faint dark fruit notes, and faint vanilla. Flavor is heavy roast and chocolate notes with earthy bitterness, espresso, and a very dry/ashy, slightly flat finish. Medium body.
Ron (3170) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 boozy bottle. Black, thin coffee head, large bubbles. Toasty oat nose, light anise and chocolate, more in the flavor with heavy, burning sweetness before oat and smokey chocolate finish. Sticky, malty and lots-O-Booze!
jb (2635) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boozy nose. Boozy taste with tootsie roll. Dark with thin head. Overpowering nose and taste. Meh.
Aggiebob (445) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a small thin tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. The taste is chocolate and liquorice with a sweet thick texture. Definitely a beer to savor.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with thick tan foam. Nose is chocolate, Mexican coffee, licorice and molasses with light smoke. Thick and chalky with a sharp fizzy bite. Taste is licorice, ash, burnt coffee, dates and dark chocolate. Rich and sticky; tarry on the palate.
Gachupines (1143) - USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oily black with a thick brown head. Aroma is cocoa and chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate with a strong bitterness. Finish is a little bittersweet and just a touch oily.
Benzai (11312) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2015 Bottle @ luxury tasting shared by Countbeer. Opaque black color, very small but very dark brown long lasting head. Smell and taste malts, dark malts, roast, espresso, liquor. Full body, medium carbonation.
Countbeer (5587) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 Bomber@Luxury tasting#1: Served at roomtemperature in a Chouffe glass:
Thanks Moyman: Pitch black beer. Dark brown head.
Aromas of hops, liquorice, flowers, roast, some coffee, some coal, oatmeal, dog food, malt roast and some syrup/molasses (while not sweet).
Flavours of liquorice, hops, bitters, roast, malt roast, chalk, chewy, coffee, espresso, some deep dark chocolate, hint of fruits, some coal and malts.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, roast, hops, some coffee, coal and flowers. Freaking delicious!
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel and full bodied.
What’s better doge’s or cate’s?!
chinchill (3343) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head.
Very smooth, full body.
The aroma is typical for style with, perhaps, a bit more prominent alcohol esters. Actually about as good as the two barrel aged versions which I tried just prior to this, although the flavor lags behind both of these. The flavor has some char and burnt toast notes (too much), with a hint of expresso in the aftertaste.