theothermatt (204) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Falling Rock Tap House. Big, Big Beer. Nose of peat, smoke, bacon, and charcoal. Rich, malty backbone. Hints of coffee and grit. Finishes dry and smoky. Would go well with a ribeye.
Gerardgathier (351) - - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backnote, had this beer at the zeebra extreem beer festival 2014. superb beer, bitter
mike_77 (3377) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@zebf 2014 - Aroma is dry, woody, slightly vinous. Flavour is fruity, vinous and has lots of bitter roasted malts. Strange bitter-tart mix.
Bosbouw (1377) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwarte kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoet, koffie, chocolade, vanille en gebrand. Smaakt vanille, koffie en iets gebrand. Iets bittere afdronk.
Douberd (2584) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, into a snifter. ABV 13%
Pitch black colour on the body, one finger of dark brown head sitting on top, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass and a small foam island on the surface.
Aroma has lots of roasted malts and chocolate, the whiskey notes coming slowly from the back and remaining subtle, at least until the next swirl of the glass. Typical aroma of Black Albert too, with a touch of sourness.
Taste has also a touch of sourness before the roasted malts kick in, iodium and whiskey, great taste, light alcohol on it
Medium thick body, low carbonation. Sticky palate with a light burning.
Overall a great beer, very well balanced.
Arve_Christian (3257) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On bottle from Beerplanet.be. Black color, ok offwhite foam- high viscosity .Roasted aromas, coffee, licorice, malt : high intensity- also nice barrel influence. Full body & high complexity. Light sweetness at first, goof balancing bitterness . Very enjoyable
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: gift , 330 ml bottle 2009 VINTAGE
Aroma quiet aromatic, vinous chocolate, hint of vanilla, with a aromatic hop vibe on top. Roasted cocoa beans with dark molasses as canvas. 8+
Appearance : 4-
Top: dark beige cap that finely coated glass walls
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium bodied with medium lighter carbonation. Mid walls.
Taste : cola, chocolate, astringent nutty hint, molasses. Rich bold sweetness at base. Alcohol dryness helps in balancing this act.
Other notes huge hefty brew.
mverity (268) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Valentine’s Day gift from EM, bottle from Proof. Pours the blackest of blacks with creamy chocolate colored head that started at an inch, then settled into a very thick collar and a thin layer of foam across the surface. Good legs and light lacing. Aroma is very odd: smells earthy and funky, like a farmhouse style funk. I get some black raspberry and black currant. Taste is rich dark malt, light smoke, a touch of coffee with all of that dark fruit at the tail end and aftertaste. There’s a faint briny flavor, maybe from the scotch, and some woodiness present as well. Silty and rich thick mouthfeel, full bodied and low-medium carbonation.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Black beer with a brown head. Herbal and rich malt flavor with light licorice. Malt and light toffee flavor with herbal notes and alcohol. Medium-plus bodied. Malt and alcohol lingers with herbal notes and caramel.
Dohny (271) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown color with big brown head. Aroma of chocolate, prunes. Full body, oily texture, moderate carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, prunes, ash in taste.