vyvvy (5885) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours deep brown with a dark tan head. The aroma has roasty malt, oak, whiskey, anise, dark chocolate and is quite dry. It has a full rich body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with roast, anise, cocoa, raisins, dates and some alcohol. The finish has dark fruits and anise. Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one.
gregwilsonstl (2139) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 No head. -Jet black. Very complex. Anise, almost absinthe. Not a chocolate bomb at all. This isnt great.....surprised because I generally like Struise more. Thx oldrtybastrd!
willisread (2538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Thanks Jon! Pitch black with a small beige head. Strong espresso notes on the nose with milk chocolate. Lots of coffee and 70% cacao on the palate with some sweetness. Also a bit of light sourness as it warms up. The coffee really stands out for sure.
TimE (5081) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Thin dark brown color. Fairly innocuous nose that is sour a bit of mocha. The mouth is full bodied slightly sour low carbonation. Not bad.
jc1762 (845) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into teku showing pitch black with a ring of latte colored foam.
The nose shows a lot of sweet latte notes.
The palate is medium bodied and moderately carbonated. The first impression shows flavors of espresso and mocha. A strong alcohol spice permeates throughout the whole beer.
Klimaet (1961) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour @ Borefts Beer Festival 2015 thanks to some dude. Cant remember who to be honest haha. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of dark fruits, light coffee, chocolate, roast, malt. Taste is caramel, fudge, light coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruits. Not much "bomb" about the coffee in this but still pretty good.
mrol (252) - - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. The taste is coffee and dark chocolate. Great!
FlandersNed (394) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Thx Andrew! Hefty dark brown hue. Big chocolate taste. Sort of a dry, sugared black malt taste plus some coffe & toasty notes. Better as it warmed.
Acid303 (671) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - SEP 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle (2010 vintage), served in tulip @ Kulminator. Pours black with a gorgeous tan head. Both aroma and taste are chocolate, coffee, dried fruits and dark fruits. The dark malt character is not too heavy, seems rather sweet malts. That really helps to balance the beer. Moderate bourbon heat along with pleasant coffee bitterness on the palate. Full mouthfeel, very good carbonation. Magnificent brew.
Brewhemia (208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with brown head. Intense alcoholic aroma of cognac and cherry wine. The taste follows the intensesity and really do taste a lot like cherry wine and I do like cherry wine. But unfortunately it becomes a bit too much of a one sided taste for me in the long run.