mcberko (8737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe for Big Wood 2013, pours jet black with a beautiful small brown head. Aroma of blackberries, roast, vanilla and whiskey - super complex. Flavour is orgasmic, with blackberries, vanilla, chocolate, and light whiskey overtones. Incredibly complex, smooth and amazingly well-integrated. Soft and velvety on the palate, with everything in great proportion. Phenomenal.
trevor211 (1404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Big Wood 2013. Black pour. Boozy black malts at the forefront. This was something of a disappointment to me -- one-dimensional, with not nearly as much blackberry or port as I’d have liked. Molasses, with some sweet red wine toward the finish, and while this may be an off keg, I wanted more from such a hyped brew. Big, fat beer -- definitely good -- just not great.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with small tan head. Aroma is predominantly of blackberries with roasty malt undertones and burnt sugar. Taste is similar the berry character is the first thing you notice, then notes of port and subtle notes of oak as well. Very complex. The abv is little warming but not overpowering. Very enjoyable
allesmetkaas (170) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Antwaerpse Bierhuyske. Pours black with a black head. Unsuprisingly the aroma is tart black berries. Tastes of molasses and burnt caramel with a dry fruity finish
Kogymo (6) - BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer on draft @ Antwaerps Bierhuyske; Appearance: well , it’s black damnation, of course it’s cloudy black with a minimal head.
Coffee scent with a touch of caramel. Heavy sweet taste with hints of caramel. Sticky as usual. Overall I like this beer a lot, Thx to Kraddel for my second glas :) Too bad you can’t get it everywhere :D
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador @BierCab-Gana bastante en tirador.Siempre me ha gustado aunque a veces cansa.
Steasy66 (1055) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with huge tan head. Fruited and roast aroma. Really great chocolate and tart berry flavors. Awesome.
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a murky deep brown with red highlights. Nose is rich blackberry, chocolate cake. Taste is ashy, soil, bitter earth, mild blackberry tanginess. Palate is a bit too ashy.
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery into snifter. Oostvleteren.
Appearance: black liquid tan head. very long retention
Aroma: Berry is most present. Chocolate. coffee spicy.
Taste: sweet and bitter.
Palate thick and velvety. Coats your whole mouth.
OverAll: delicious beer. Intensely strong. A little bit heavy on the berry. I wonder if it would become more balanced over time.
EdKing (2101) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Steasy66 tasting at Craft Islington. Opaque black with an off white head. Nose has lots going on, as one would epxect. Rich chocolate, black coffee, musky cereal grain, little bit of roasted malt. Taste is very very rich. Sweet chocolate, cocoa, cocoa nibs, and then blackberry fruit. Very rich and sweet and insanely rich with some earthy blackberry and pure dark chocolate.