maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy bittersweet woody malt flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
Storm_Warning (76) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beautiful Beers. Aroma is of whiskey, liquorice, black malts, dark chocolate, peat and dark fruit. Pours as a savagely black vessel with a short lived small tan head. Tastes of sweet whiskey, dark berries, liquorice, rich dark malts and smokey peat with a dark chocolate finish. Thick mouthfeel, a smooth as silk velvety texture with a very soft carbonation. Overall, a genuinely incredible beer, a pretty expensive beer that's for sure but definitely worth it for the dedicated beer drinker out there.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
charule (1013) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to antonfred all the way from Greece. Spewed pitch black with crazy tan head. Was a gusher because they didnt leave enough airspace in the neck when bottled. Aroma strong with woody oak smokey lil peat roast choc. Light carb thick bod. Taste of smokey peat light bitter. Pretty good. If youre a scotch guy youd love it.
Kosmokrator (460) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Impenetrabile e viscoso color nero con un pannoso e soffice velo di schiuma marroncina poco persistente. Al naso cioccolato amaro, caffè, malto tostato, frutta passita e whisky; gusto dolciastro e caramellato, pieno e rotondo, leggermente zuccheroso e mediamente tostato che evolve verso un finale con intense note di liquirizia e una parvenza di torba. Corpo pieno, effervescenza debole, struttura oleosa. Imperial stout spessa e sontuosa, ottima!
666ale (54) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive imperial stout, but not good as mocha bomb that is amazing. More smoked, more viscous and more carbonated.okay!
EddyBeer1 (850) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Noire de noire, effervescence légère, col brun épais. Malts bien torréfiés, très bonne amertume, légèrement fumée, fruits murs, moka, fèves de cacao, alcool bien présent mais pas envahissant, toutes petites notes de whisky, très longue en bouche, plutôt ronde, un peu sèche sur la fin. Un must!
rhsiung (685) - USA - JUN 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
750-ml bottle from maxs @ "PriBAB" @ casbahcafechicago (byob). stunning. luscious peat. had mixed feelings about sharing the bottle.
TheJvd (815) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a ring tan head. Aroma has licorice, molasses, sweetness, dark fruits, roasted malts and a bit of tartness. Taste has berries, dark fruits, coffee, roasted malts, some tartness and a medium bitterness. Over medium body and medium carbo. Good, but unfortunately a bit infected.
Martinus (2744) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black as night, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, ash, brett, peat, loads of coffee, chocolate. Bitter flavour, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and ash. Full body, finish syrup, caramel, brown sugar, peat and ash. Nice! I was a bit surprised though to find brett notes in such a strong beer.
(From 75cL bottle shared @ DDvdK tasting room)
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
taster at the school of struise black colored body with an off white head and a spicy dark fruit malt aromas a spicy hop sweet caramel malt fruity taste with a alcholic bitter finish
JulienHuxley (2954) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Oily black pour with creamy brown foam. Aroma is rich tons of roasted grain, licorice, dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is sweet, burnt grain bitterness, massive anise, roasted grain, pure dark chocolate. Palate is full bodied, chewy with light carbonation. Huge beer, but really enjoyable.