Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to alen. Black pour with a brown head. Nose is all coffee, roasty malts, chocolate and some chilli pepper aromas. Flavor is dark roasted coffee, pepper, dark chocolate, vanilla, and chilli as well. Rich finish and a great beer
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the guys from Grassroots brewing for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is coffee, pepper, cinnamon, roast, and some earth. Flavor is similar with coffee, pepper, with some cinnamon showing through. Pepper and earth are also trying to join the party. Pretty good.
lusikka (7053) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle @ home.
Pours a pitch black colour with a very foamy and large head at first, which collapses to a minimal head. The taste is very, very coffee-driven with raw espresso, dark chocolate and raw hops. Aggressive aroma. The flavour is very coffee-driven too; coffee, dark chocolate, syrup and raw hops. Full bodied, very oily texture and low carbonation. Warming finish. Very nice but this isn’t as good as Black Albert. I have to taste the other Black Damnation brews too.
DocLock (8503) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a PUB’N wannabee secret admirer, whom I remunerated handsomely. Pours turbid deep black with 2-finger dark brown head. Great look here. Nose is huge freshly brewed coffee, coffee grounds, earthy figgy notes, black pepper, green asparagus, and jalapeno oil notes. Tastes of huge roasty dark malt, huge coffee, and a big black peppery and Bell peppery and jalapeno peppery flavor, with a dense palate, a very complex palate, and backup hops. This one is full of rich dark malr, coffee, and multiple pepper varieties; perhaps the most peppery beer ever, and that is a good thing. You could use this to cook hunan beef or pork, and it would likely be the best you’ve ever had. Nice stuff, and with surprisingly little heat for something this huge; and yes, that’s what she said.
TheBeerGod (5538) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - courtesy of tytoanderso. Thanks Tyler! Midnight black pour with a tall, thick, dense brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, molasses and dark fruit. Taste is big vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, spiced rum, coffee and molasses. Body has a medium feel with strong bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, molasses, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Very rich and very tasty!
douglas88 (7187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Delirium. Pours a totally black color with a huge off-white head. The aroma is milky and huge coffee notes. The flavor is similar; a massive coffee explosion, bitter chocolate and hops, mocha. A wonderful creamy palate. Big time coffee bomb.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 15, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 750 ml bottle. An opaque pitch black beer, with a huge, frothy, almost fully lasting brown head. The aroma is heavily malty (coffee, chocolate, roasted grain, molasses), with notes of rum, vanilla., berries and candy sugar. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, semi-dry and very long finish with moderate bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Elegant and very coffeish, with a fairly dry finish and well hidden alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel. Great but very expensive.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark black with a ruby big frothy head. Aroma is initially big old coffee, with old rotting bell pepper spiciness, huge chocolate and burnt roasted malts with some green notes and vegetable. Flavor is big sweet chocolate, some booze, sweet rum and honey mixed with harsh burnt roasted barely, big toastiness, some ash, older coffee grinds, grassy, peppery/coffee, vegetal, and thins out a bit in the end and even gets a slight bit lactic- maybe slight infection from the barrel? Ok.
BelgiskOlklub (962) - Viby J, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge dark brown lasting head and black thick and creamy body. Aroma of roasted and burnt malt, vanilla, brown sugar and port wine. Creamy and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Warming. Heavy sweet taste and light bitter. Delicious.
nimbleprop (5801) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some swirling tan head. Nose is sweet, brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, mocha. Finish is medium bodied and super smooth.