DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, dark fruit, blackberry
Gerbeer (2272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with moderate dark tan head. Aromas of chicory, roasted malls, light coconut, and alcohol. Flavors of rich black chocolate, dark berries and roasted malts. Oily and warm. Great.
tsjerno (25) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with brown head. Aroma of blueberries, chocolate, roasted malts, wine? Taste: coffee, roasted malts, porto, wood, chocolate, warm alcoholic finish.
bhensonb (12171) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Capped 750 from Berkeley Bowl West. Pop the cap, smell the berry. Pours black with a small dark tan head. Aromas of berries, chocolate and port. Love port. Bottle oozes a bit of foam after the pour. Full bodied. Lots of berry. Noticeable heat, but not objectionable. Think I’m getting some wood, pretty sure I’m getting port. No question that berry is ever present. It’s not dry, but there’s enough bitterness to work that out. It’s strongly flavored and delicious.
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Tom C’s place. 2012 bottle. Black with a big brown head. Slightly sourish aroma with a bit of roast, kinda vinous, with berries and some chocolate. Sweet flavor with a light sourish note, chocolate, berry notes, some coffee, a vinous touch and an alcoholic touch. Full-bodied and rounded. Great.
beer_est_deus (841) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mörkt i lokalen men verkar vara svart med ett brunt skum. Doft: Choklad, russin, malt, trä, skogs jord, madeira, hårdkokt hallon sylt. Svag 8 Smak: Pralin, kaffe, kola, avslagen cola, russin, ek, alkohol, hårt rågbröd, kanderat socker. Härligt trögflytande i munnen.
Leighton (13605) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Old School in March 2013 - Oostvleteren, Belgium. Pours thick black with a dense, brown foam head. Burnt dark sugars on the nose with moderate roast, dark fruits and candi sugar. Hugely sweet flavor with notes of roasted malts, char, fruity-berry sweetness, alcohol, bitter earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warming finish with lots of chocolate, roasted malts, ash, burnt candi sugar, burnt toast. Very nice.
c0fein (336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle @ MBT. Thanks Senior!
Straight pungent aroma. Flavour of chocolate, sweetness and some berries. Not so good as expected but still good. Maybe too "fresh".
XaenDovet (1204) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to GothGargoyle! Pours extremely dark brown, with gritty lacing. Aroma of smoke/roasted malt, cocoa powder, black berry, salt, potent vanilla, wood. Taste is upfront cocoa bitter, with a subtle berry sweetness. Long dry finish.
vtafro (4521) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Black pour no head. Light blackberry and roasted/dark malt aromas. Flavors are tart, light blackberry, darker malts and sweet tones.