Swans (127) - FRANCE - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2012 Heavy heavy. Old motor oil with a thin dark Brown head.. A lot of mocha, coffee, cigars and molasses. Is not my favorite of the serie but is a good one.
KnutAlbert (5551) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a brown tinge.
Coffee, milk and coffee grind. Highly enjoyable, just not up to the very best of the series.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter. Lot B with a best by of September 2015. Big thanks to SteveFinny for this.
3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is good for a beer this big and a very short ring of lacing is left. Some yeasties throughout with a higher concentration on the bottom.
5.0 S: Well damn, this smells fan-fucking-tastic, which is a surprise since I’m not much of a fan of Black Albert or Cuvee Delphine. Foremost, this is dripping with molasses and caramel and nearly as much chocolate. Solid, yet smooth roastiness. Coffee is found after all these other flavors, but still contributes well. Brown sugar, dates, and maybe some raisins underneath. There’s just the slightest hint of the barrel from Delphine, but I probably wouldn’t notice it if I didn’t know it was in there. Quite sweet as well. I hope it tastes as rich as it smells.
4.0 T: Not bad. Definitely an improvement over Albert. Much earthier than the nose suggests. Indeed, it tastes a hell of a lot different than the nose. The barreling comes out a lot stronger. Leather, oak, mineral, and vanilla all stick out. Tangy roastiness with big earth notes. Still plenty of chocolate, but less caramel and molasses. More raisin and dates. Moderate espresso influence. A lot less sweet than the nose as well.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very nice creaminess in this. Mouthfeel is almost as good as the nose.
3.5 D: The taste was a borderline 3.5, so I have to dock this a bit overall. Still, quite enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-30-2012 23:41:25
Marheb (1527) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une gifle de torr.faction, du piments de cayenne, du chocolat et une touche d’acidulé. Assez unique dans une soirée ou les monstres noirs s’empilent.
RexTalionis (1989) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black in colour with a beige fluffy head. Burnt wood, chocolate and ashes in aroma. Flavour quite strong burnt wood and ashes. Felt like something was off in this version.
hiq (11) - koolskamp, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
As black as hell, indeed filthy rich in taste. A rarte dark brown head. Amazing blend!
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een donkerbruin goedje met een bijna even bruine nederige schuimkraag. Een dik mondgevoel en veel alcohol, maar dat kan het smaakpalet goed hebben. Dat palet bevat gebrande suiker, koffie en rook naast overrijpe bananen. Vooral de gebrande mouten maken de smaken. Er is niet zo veel hoppigs te beleven. Al met al een wat overschat bier, vooral als de prijs-kwaliteit gaat meetellen.
hcalsos (168) - Rælingen, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33l bottle. Black, thick brown head. Vanilla, coffee, roasted. Vanilla oak, coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Some smokey tones aswell. Full bodied.
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alexsdad06 (3825) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours black with a medium sized fine tan head. The aroma has a big dose of mocha, coffee, molasses, hints of peppers and tobacco. The flavor is black coffee, dark chocolate, wood, tobacco, molasses, light bourbon with hints of peppers. The mouth feel is spot on. Very enjoyable.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and alcohol aroma. Heavy sweet roasted dark malty flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.