Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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 (4910) - 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 (3479) - 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 (6234) - 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.
Barrelbelly (703) - BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good size dark brown head. Pitch black colour. Strong coffee aroma and similar taste. hints of dark chocolate and roasted nuts.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Secret Santa
Lively black pour with a huge brown head.
Big coffee aroma and flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit creamy and there was some lactic flavor in the background.
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye. Black color/ tan head. Big ass dark chocolate, coffee, sugar aromas. frothy mouthfeel. Candi sugar, dark roast coffee flavors with mild tobacco.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bu11zeye. Poured a dark brown, ruby highlit body with a lasting tan head leaving good lacing. Aromas of mocha, CRAZY amounts of espresso, cocoa and creamy sweetness. Flavors of fresh coffee, bittersweet cocoa, mocha, oaky, light whiskey and a great long bitter coffee bitter finish. Very nice, coffee forward imperial stout.