Leighton (11348) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Just a phenomenal beer. The chocolate character is so robust and true that you probably won’t know what to do with yourself. Huge but actually not too hot. Not cloying. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Big, lasting mocha finish with some moderate roast notes. Superb.
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with big creamy light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, strong coffee, chocolate, bitter, sweet and hops.
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dense and lasting light brown head. Aroma has lots of cold coffee, some fruit, licorice and roasted notes. Sweet and slightly sugary dark flavour with intense coffee. Pretty good coffee character
thewolf (11192) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [thank you, skortila]
Pours completely black with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Lovely lacings. Heavy cold coffee aroma, plums sweetness, light vinious, chocolate, coffee liquor. Heavy roasted base. Some slight oak and spicy dryness. Low carbonation, but still fairly lively. Wonderful oily and creamy. Flavour is elegantly complex. Lots of coffee, elegantly vinious, roasted malts abound. Elegant oaky tartness helps to balance the powerful flavours. Vanilla, ginger, chocolate, hops, plums. Lovely sweetness runs through all the notes. Fantastic.
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Maxx’s TURD Tasting-11.2oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is mocha/cocoa-dark malt. Taste is mocha/cocoa-dark malt, earthy hops.
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black beer with a huge creamy lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, licorice and some smoky notes. Salty and with bitter hops. Flacor from coffee beans, chocolate and tar. Quite bitter finish.
Pinball (10870) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from ølbutikken.
pitch dark, huge very smooth brown head.
Aroma of cofee, bitter hops, roasted malts, caramel. the hard roasted malts and the coffee works very well together.
Flavor is cofee, hard roasted malts, load of wood, sweet syruppy flavor, dryness, damn this flavor is outstandingly good, extremely complex, while the base flavor is a super solid imp stout with coffee ,wood and whiskey notes, balanced by a complex note of dark dried fruits and other quad like flavors. The imp stout part is most of the flavor, but the quad like part adds loads of complexity and makes the beer very interesting and unique. Aftertaste is hot, sweet, woody, roasted, coffe, very long lasting.
gunnfryd (10845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, bourbon, licorice, alcohol. Flavour is coffee, oak, licorice, alcohol, sugar, chocolate, cocoa, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.
Koelschtrinker (10836) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 11, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Erdig-malziger, deutlich torfiger Beginn. Die Intensität nimmt rasch zu, neben dem komplexen Malz auch die Süße, die kurz zu stark erscheint. Dann ist das Malz aber wieder unangefochtem im Vordergrund, Röstnoten, Vanille, leicht trocken. Geringe Herbe, das Bier ist trotz der Intensität weich. Komplex malziger Abgang mit angenehmen Vanillenoten, langer röstiger Abgang. Spitzenklasse! 13/15/13/14/13/14
Tmoney99 (10820) - 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.