altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Planet. Dark black with healthy tan head. Perfection. Delectable nose malts, dark fruits, chocolate and coffee. Very smooth, creamy and rich texture. Taste of chocolate, espresso and lots of vanilla. Gets nice and bitter in the kick. Well done.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Beer Planet, Brussels. Pours black with a large foamy beige head and lacings. Nose is bitter roasted coffee/mocha. Flavor is smooth and dry with some burnt roasted coffee and mocha notes and a light note of vanilla. Very delicious and complex , yet so easy drinkable. Slick. A bit of warmth but alcohol very well hidden. World class!
KyotoLefty (5798) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty coffee nose, with nicely roasted malts. Flavors of sweet chocolate, coffee, cream. Very creamy and milky. Nice.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Hill Farmstead. Pours a deep black with a creamy dense tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some peppery notes, vanilla and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, woody and chocolate.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A massive black colour with a big head that is so dense that you can actually see it transition to beer again.
Nose is very complex mixing green paprika with coffee beans, completed by a slight hint of a solvent/paint...
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of coffee is dominating with light notes of vanilla and dry roasted malt also noticeable. Taste of coffee is also quite intense though more floral and less dry then I was expecting – I am thinking maybe the bourbon cuts through the dryness and provided a nice vanilla round flavour. Body is full with great carbonation and alcohol was not apparent. Very well brewed and mix with a good balance between the different flavours.
50belair (1824) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Just another freakin great beer in the Damnation Series. A menacing black pour with a huge two and a half finger brown head. The aroma was really powerful with mocha and expresso notes dominating the scene. This is a complex but still well balanced beer. The taste starts off with big mocha, expresso, and carmel flavors that fade to black and allow the subtle supporting cast of whiskey, chocolate, and oak to strut their stuff. At 12% this demon is dangerous.......
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Stone 14 Anny. Rating #58. Deep black pour with a real nice frothy mocha head. Big roasty aroma, coffee and light chocolate. Flavor was bitter, more huge coffee roast, very interesting stuff, better than the Black Mes, but still not a huge favorite of mine. (1369)
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served from a bottle at the Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. The appearance is a ruby brown. The nose and flavors have loads of bourbon barrel, espresso/mocha tastiness, rich malt profile, chocolate, some dirt flavors in there too.
peteinSD (1244) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge (HUGE) coffee aroma, chocolate, and more coffee - deep, rich, smooth, and decadent. Dark plum, bitter expresso, and the slightest alcohol tinge toward the finish. Absolutely crushes the Black Albert. Wonderful and world class.