pompelmoes (89) - - MAR 11, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap ar Pré ZBF. intens black in colour with dens brown foam on top. Aroma is fantastic, it is robust and refined with masive hints of coffee, chocolate, wood, vanilla and ila whisky. Peat, caramel, rich malts, smoke, honey, espresso, burned sugars and so many more aromas the taste is full and also elegant, there are plenty of rich hints reminding me of espresso coffee with candi sugar, dark-bitter chocolate, some tar, wood, smoke and for sure the extra complex touch of the barrels.
nutjes (297) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Proefglas van 75cl-fles in de Proefloft van Alvinne te Moen. Merci Glenn! U: Zwart met mooie donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Geroosterde mout, koffie met licht geturfde toets. S: Geroosterde mout en koffie in de aanzet. Zoete toetsen, gedroogd fruit en pure chocolade. SUPER! M: Lichte carbonatie en lekker sticky.
vincentvega72 (425) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heerlijk donkerzwart bier met bijna geen schuimkraag. Koffie, tabak, leer, beetje rook, pure chocolade. Dik vol van smaak met een lichte peated afdronk. Een sipper. Genieten met hoofdletter G.
Bierridder_S (715) - BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
16 & 17/09/2016 @home - 75cl bottle from a trade with Jurgen Simoen.
Thick black colour with nice brown head leaving a nice thick lacing, even a day after opening the bottle. Nose is dark malts, light peat. Taste is first dark malts, heavy roast, some sweetness, vanilla, chocolate, some peat. Very complex but drinking nicely. Wow!
mariuspoenari (1687) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Klooster. Pitch black with no head. Notes of liquor, whiskey, scotch, cherries, cocoa, chocolate. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel.
Maakun (4062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Black with brown head. Blackberries up front, after a while they’re gone though. Licorice, light peat, toffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, marzipan, vanilla, lots of herbs. Over medium bodied with under medium bitter finish. Full bodied with slick feel.
sjogro (2846) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of scotty001 at Klooster delft. Black with light tan head. Big sweet roasted malts. Fruity berries, juniper, chocolate. Big sweet, light roasty bitter. Over medium body. Soft carbonation. Big alcoholic sweet fruity finish.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!
Nische (1912) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Douberd, shared with friends. Many thanks! Massive gusher. Pours black with tan head. Chocolate and cherry aroma and taste, not so much else, slightly sour. Most probably not how it’s supposed to be even though it tasted quite nice.
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - JAN 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Gusher. Black color with brown head. Aroma is roasted malty and yeasty, chocolate, licorice, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, dried fruits, vinous, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste, no acidic notes as I was expecting from the aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark fruits, smoked notes, tar. Medium to full oily body with soft to average carbonation.
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, older vintage, bb December 2016. Pours a jet black beer with a nice, medium sized, creamy brownish head on top. Aroma of blackstrap molasses, licorice, roasted malts, sweet syrup and no booze. Flavor is intense sweet, loads of cloying, sticky molasses and licorice. Slightly peaty and oaky in the very back. Incredibly full, well balanced and softly carbonated. No real alcohol burn, though the sweetness says it all. Very powerful, very nice. Long sweet aftertaste and sticky mouthfeel. Great stuff.