50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle generously shared by Darkguardian. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Dark roasted malts, delicious caramel, and berry notes. Vanilla and woody undercurrents. Fantastic mouthfeel. Complex with an above average body.
biggsbowler (158) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pour dark black w/brown head. Smells of chocolate and blackberries, nicely balanced. A nice stout with chocolate and blackberries, a little sweetness but very nice.
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badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Black with a creamy light brown head. Beautiful rich floralchocolate bread, black berry, and alcohol aroma. Thick silky velvety palate. Tastes of chocolate, raisin, cherry, black berry, port, and oak with a rich dark chocolate finish. Outstanding.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at ’t Bierhuyske
Head: thick, dense and medium brown
Colour : black
Smell: blackberries or at least dark natural sweet fruits, dark roasted coffee, mocha, dark chocolat, medium roasted malts aroma
Taste: alcohol with mild blackberrie flavour, but huge roasted and coffee flavour, end is dry and bitter with chocolate aftertaste, really nice !
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Towering brown head; jet-black beer with beautiful lace. Indeed, berries, but I’d guess blue- or billberries - put on coffee and dissolved black chocolate. Sweet-bitterish roasted, alcohol, flavourexplosions. Pure coffee with black chocolate (or vice-versa, I suppose). Very well-balanced. Coffeesweets, lactose. Extremely well-bodied, viscous and alcoholheat. Superb Black Damnation, one of the best. Difficult to describe because of its surprising balance. Many thanks to Klaas D and the Gentse Bierverening, the perfect conclusion for a great festival!
illidurit (1965) - Sonora, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. Pours black with a persistent cocoa head. Aroma has notes of tart berries, berry seeds, mousse, and paint. Tastes like the frosting they use in between layers of a raspberry chocolate cake. needs more heft on the back end. Comes out very thin on the palate.
deekyn (862) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Mikkeller grand opening in SF. A- thick black pour with a 1/4 finger medium tan heady that quickly dissipates. S- notes of coffee, toffee, roasted chocolate malts and black berry. Musty oak from the barrels, sweet port, tannins and Earthy as well. Some lighter hop notes in the back. M- lighter than expected with an initially smooth body and mild, creamy palate. Carbonation is refined. T- Relatively mellow with roasted malts, oak, oats, black berry, licorice, molasses, resin and a subdued port. The ending is an odd astringent bitter and hop, with fizzy mineral water and berry notes.
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Fin (6669) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Consumed at home in the company of Loz, Craig, Stella & Kids plus Jackie & Simon 02.08.13 Pours black as yer ’at with tan head. Very thick and full in the mouth, sticky black treackle and molasses, with some bonfire toffee, velvety and smooth. Very easy drinking, like it but clearly not as much as Craig. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 3.9
cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2013 Bottle at fins.... Deep black... Bubbly tan head... Soft dark chocolate roast malt... Soft fruit nose... Heavy sublime fruity malts... Dark malts... Dark roast... Big big berryfruits... Juicy roast.... Sweet malts... Massive berry... Wow
Tap at de molen 2013... Deep black... Big tan head... Deep dark lactic berry nise... Sift fruits... Rich chocolate mslts... Deep malts 4.3
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Churchkey. Extremely black color, dark brown head. Aroma of fruity coffee, like a brightly roasted Ethiopian coffee bean. Taste is smooth, with a nice combination of fruitiness and roastiness. Not as complex as others in the series, but still tasty.