jaghana (4227) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33cl from the brewery. A deep dark beer with very low head that goes quickly. Smell is low just a slightly coffee note. Aroma is very sweet, creamy, intense in dark chocolate and dark coffee, the coffee bouquet is specially nice a the finish with multiple variations. Not too astringent, this beer is drinkable even with 12° and heavy roasted character, a great brew. Not too far from Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Weasel, good caramel notes too, just a bit too sweet.
thirdeye11 (5644) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle thanks to bu11zeye) espresso brown with a dark tan head. Nose of espresso, fudge, vanilla. Taste of huge espresso, smoke, big mocha. It’s bitter it has so much coffee flavor. Dry bitter finish.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours an opaque black with a light brown head. Intense and fat aroma of hard roasted malt and coffee. Solid body, hard roasted malt and licorice - fairly intense. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 291210
ogivlado (6025) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
trade with kappldav123 (thanks David!) Pitch black coloured, big beige head, coffee-chocolate nose hint of licorice. Roasted malt, heavy roasted coffee and dark chocolate with notes of hops and vanilla. Alcohol well hidden, just mild hints from time to time. Bitter coffee finish and long-lasting aftertaste. Superb imperial stout.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BBD 2010. Pours a deep rich oily black with a nice lasting deep beige-tan head. Aroma is big coffee, espresso, and has that typical spicy green bell peppers mixed with some spicier peppers, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, earth, and tobacco/cigar. Flavor is earthy, burnt toast, light plastic, phenols, big coffee and spice, peppers, big roasted barley and medium chocolate and cocoa nibs- leather and more cigar wrapper sweetness and earth- then oak, woody burnt wood, light sweet caramelized bourbon- with some medium caramel sweetness as well- Finish is pretty smooth.
JohnnyJ (4627) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to 50belair. Tasted with some friends along side Cuvee Delphine, Black Damnation 1-4, and regular Black Albert. Black pour, frothy tan head. Nice roasted coffee beens, chocolate, caramel, hint of dark fruit, vanilla, and oak. Very good, II and III where my favorite.
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours an opaque black with a beige head and lacings. Smells of chocolate cake. Sweet with aromas of mellow coffee, chocolate cake and toasted malts. Also hints of prunes. Tiny hints of alcohol. Full bodied. Medium to high carbonation. Dry finish with more coffee.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cheers MesandSim. Looks great. Black with dark orange brown head. Like the colour of an old Austin Allegro. Aroma is a huge punch in the chops of coffee, some dark fruits and chocolate, a little herby. Also smells of my freshly washed sheets. Which is very comforting. Flavour is more amazing coffee and chocolate with a finish that goes on forever. Struise guys do barrel aging brilliantly. Easy to drink yet every mouthful a tummy banana inspiring fat pile of horn. Makes me want to swear like a sailor on leave.
blutt59 (6050) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark dark brown color with no head, aroma of ashtray and coffee grounds, flavor of sweet vanilla, chocolate, and smoked burnt meat
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Steptin. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Light aroma of dark chocolate/dark roast coffee. Lots of good dark chocolate, the flavor goes on and on. Rich and full, though still singular in flavor.