Buongiorgio00 (519) - - JAN 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Birra profonda e misteriosa, di un nero petrolio che non lascia scampo e ti attira come oltre l’orizzonte degli eventi di un buco nero. Gusto ricco, intenso, spettacolare; con un’anima cioccolatosa, note di caffé da mocca molto profumato, sentori floreali e fruttati complessi, di frutta scura come la prugna. E in tutto questo caravanserraglio di sfumature, scivola elegantemente un retrogusto amaro leggero. Un’opera d’arte del genere imperial stout, che nasconde i suoi pericolosi 13 gradi sotto un mantello da regina delle tenebre che rievoca sabba infernali e notti di Valpurga.
thebsmitty (115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smell is floral hops, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit. Taste follows. Great balance, low carb and a bit syrupy.
Salmoniform (194) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Jet black with creamy brown head that lingered. Aroma is estery, plums, figs, roasted malt, chocolate, melon, caramel. Mouthfeel is great with a full body and nice carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a slightly stringent following & a CO2 sharpness and ethanol finish. Overall, this is a really nice brew. Not too coffee or burnt malt. Very balanced and complex.
5lickv1c (105) - DENMARK - JAN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Bottle. Black with thick, dark foam. Very complex aroma, booze, licorice, dates and coffee. Really great! Very thick body and a full flavor with a lot of licorice and sweetness. Very enjoyable, the struise guys really knows how to brew a beer.
mmahut (519) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours in deep black body, tan to brown creamy head. Aroma has coffee notes, light nutty, caramel notes in the finish. Taste has a lot roasty sweetness, low earthy bitterness. Balance is almost perfect. Body is full, dry, high carbonation.
WillRunForBeer (335) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with a hint of brown head. Aromas of oatmeal, coffee, raisin, vanilla. Surprisingly easy to drink for 13%. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Finishes with a nice coffee bitterness.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful mix of aromas here. Has a strong oak vein underlying dark, bitter chocolate and nut. Some light coffee and a little sour cherry. Pours black with thick mocha foam. Thick, creamy consistency. Soft carbonation. Finishes very bitter with a light note of sourness. Bottle.
blklab2007 (1857) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a nice dark black color with a big frothy one finger brown head that slowly fell back but retained a creamy froth. Aroma has dark malts, mild roast, bitter chocolate, some sweetness, and a bit of fruit that burned off in the glass. Mouth feel is medium with good coating and a steady light carbonation. Flavor has dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar sweetness, coffee bitterness, and again a light fruit touch. Interesting beer to drink as it did change a bit as the glass went on.
age_jellema (27) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It tastes like "hemel & aarde" from the dutch brand "Oude Molen". But the dutch one is richer, complexer and way more powerful. caramel, chocolate, light roasty, coffee. I expected more.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark brown/black with a large dark reddish tan head. Aroma is very sweet, candied sugar, chocolate, slight roast and coffee. Taste of sweet chocolate, light candied sugar, a hit of alcohol, followed by a strong bitterness, coffee, and bitter roasted malts. Nice!