markextrae (567) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2014 rating goes out for the new 33cl old batch. dark black with a thick mocha coloured head. coffee, oak, vanilla, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate notes. sweet fruity. caramel, whisky, less peated. Very balanced and complexExcellent.
jmgreenuk (3221) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep mahogany colour with a long-lasting frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, boozy alcohol and some red berry fruit. The flavour is strong bitter with an alcoholic liqourice weak spice hop fruit palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and a short bitter finish. A truly smooth mellow and very satisfying beer. Well balanced and the barrel ageing does not dominate. Outstanding.
Trappist1 (273) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
from tap @ Delirium. Pours in black, with an almost non-existing dark brown head. Sour, wild nose, roasted coffee, moccha, yeast (let me think of the Alvinne/Melchior yeast). Taste is chocolate, dried black fruit, hops, very dry. Palate: body is coffee thick, bitter in the second part, sticky, adhesive. Alcohol turns up in the finish. sour aftertaste. This is a complex, rich, warming beer in all aspects. Not really into stouts but must acknowledge this is a great brew, only the appearance was a bit of a set-back (tap, no head).
Maarten1993 (165) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Weak coffee smell. Awesome dark look. Does not taste very deep on first impression, but when you keep it in your moth longer, the richness comes out. This richness is a nice sweetness of chocolate.
Ataraxia (282) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour, thin mocha lacing. Chocolate syrup, coffee grounds, smoke, charred wood, earth, and rye. Sweet stickiness with a tannic finish. Smooth, creamy, little carbonation, and full-bodied.
Kavu (1896) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33l bottle @ Cosmic Comic Cafe. Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, whisky and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, whisky, alcohol and hops. Exquisite.
ha1ag (683) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled from Frape. Super dark black colour with thick dark copper head. Roasted stingy nose. Aroma is roasted soft malts with notes of whiskey. Flavour is roasted malts, liquorice, dark fruits and bitter chocolate. I think the whiskey was way too pitty for this and it disturbs the perfect balance of this brew. Softer whiskey like a Balvanie would make it a 5.
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador@BierCab-Que se puede decir de la hermana pequeña en tirador?Pues que es otra maravilla mas .
ElManana (115) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Antwaerps Bierhuiske. Pitch black with small brown head. Low carbonation. Nose is coffee, notes of smoke. Taste is mainly smoke, but very well balanced with coffee, dark fruit and alcohol.
Zer0 (1123) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with a brown-ish head. Aroma is chocolate, some smoke, boozy, coffee and some blueberry. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and soft carbonation. Great stuff.