ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2011 Chocolate and molasses nose with lots of licorice and anise. Taste is moderately sweet, chalky dark chocolate, licorice and vanilla.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - MAR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ACBF 2011. Nice high notes in the aroma. Very sweet sip with definite rye throughout. I like this more everytime I try it...
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Saturday night hotel tasting after EBF. Pours a murky deep brown with a thin beige head. Big musky roast, sweet musk and yeast . Licorice, toast, roast, chocolate and roast. Funky, big and slightly medicinal roast. Long musk, roast and chocolate.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2011 Bottle @ home. Aroma is red fruit, smoky roasted malt, some buttery chocolate and caramel. Flavour is loads and loads of chocolate and coffee roasty goodness. Definitely the closest to actual chocolate beer I’ve ever tasted. Perfectly covered by a subtle and smooth yet quite strong hop bitterness.
Finish sweeps between all flavours for quite a while.
Awesome blend of bitter and sweet. Good good stuff.
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 bottle@home: very dark brown, going to black, tanned head that doesn’t last long, smells strong & sweet with dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel & whiff of alcohol, smell follows the nose, medium sweet with cinnamon, ripe (almost overripe) dark fruits (raisins & grapes,…), roasted malt, liquorish, chocolate, black bread with a bitter aftertaste & some almost porto like qualities, minor taste, the body is medium which is surprising but very nice, overall a very interesting & good beer, bottle mentions briefly a black IPA & BSDA but this feels a cross between a quad & porter to me, only lighter than you would expect such a combination to be
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy and sweet, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, good brew
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgie, 18-03-11 consumed 21.03.11 Pours dark brown bit murky. Loz got loads of liqourice straight away and so did I. Soft in the mouth, smooth, warmth from alcohol, some chocolate, there is a hoppiness but this is drowned out a bit by the chocolate and liquorice. Nice beer. A7 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5
kappldav123 (4705) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ACBF 2011. Dark black, nice head. Malty-fruity aroma. Starts heavy malty, modest sourish. Soft maltiness. Finish with some sweet notes, fruity, reminds a bit of chewing gum. Interesting!
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3rd March 2011
Bottle shared at ACBS courtesy of the Thornbridge guys I think! Cheers! Opaque dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Light semi dry palate. Sweetish dark malt base. Strong minty hops - almost medicinal. Sweet fruit to the fore before the dry finish, some spice as well. Very interesting. Looking forward to trying again after it has aged a few months.
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ MikkellerBar. Dark brown with tiny beige head. Flavour is malts, sweet, yeast, dark fruit, hops and bitter.