oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious looking black pour with a tan frothy head. The aroma is loaded with woody booze, with roasty rum, and burnt timber. The flavor is loaded with bitter chocolate and charred woody booze. The rum is slightly noticable, and adds an excellent dimension to the brew. The palate is epically thick and rich with a velvety mouthfeel and a dry roasted chalky finish.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bir und Fud Beerstore, Rome. Pours black with a creamy brown head and lacings on top. Lovely nose and flavor dominated by coffee.Cold coffee, fruit and a bit of vanilla. Great roastedness. Stikcy and smooth. Well hidden alcohol. Extremely tasty!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a deep black and tall tan foam, aromas of dusty coffee, vanilla, flavors of char, espresso coffee, woody and bitter. finish is a little hot and bitter also
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW. Another fantastic beer by De Struise. MMM. Massive mocha bomb on the nose. Maybe traces of vanilla and deep rich chocolate. In the taste I get lumpy thick chocolate, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, black tar, licorish. This beer is simply devine. Maybe some oak is in here too. Poured into De Struise glass. Opaque colour. Didn’t have any Heaven and Hell so had this instead to celebrate Menno’s birthday yesterday. I love this beer. Thank you so much guys for the consistentcy in wonderful beers. Bottle poured into authentic De Struise glass.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels. As good as black and with a huge, light brown, lacing head. Intense roasted espresso aroma. Flavours are more complex, rummy notes in the background, definitely quite a bit of chocolate, but still overwhelming espresso roast. Impressive and subtle complexity below the roasted espresso.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33cl bottle thanks to blutt59) jet black with deep tan head that lasts and is creamy. Nose of espresso, coffee, chocolate syrup, and very nutty. Taste of alcohol, dark chocolate, metal, medium thick creamy body.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a gorgeous thick black with a long lasting dark brown head. Nose is very cool, heavy on fruity rum notes with lots of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is closer to Black Albert with less roasty imperial stout notes and an overall smoother body. Coffee roast flavor is big in the flavor with hints of chocolate vanilla and a very nice fruity note that is probably partly from the rum barrel and from the fruitier Black Albert. Quite different from Black Damnation as it doesn’t quite have the huge palate. A very very good belgian imperial stout.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a huge black body and a large tan head that stays. Aroma is coffee, peppery (heat as well) and strongly grassy. Taste is a bit metallic, coffee, fruity, sweet, tropical and oak. Some vanilla and molasses as an afterthought. Lively bubbles.
asheft (2427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Potent vanilla and mocha aroma with sweet pumpernickel and a touch of hazelnut iced coffee. Opaque, oily black under a reddish brown foam. Massive toasty vanilla coffee dark chocolate flavour with a dark chocolate bitterness. Burnt almond. Full body, moderate carbonation, lasting black malt bitterness.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Pours midnight black with a mid-sized, light brown head. Fantastic retention. The nose offers charred wood and acrid espresso grounds with whispers of cayenne and chili peppers. Full-bodied and slick with medium carbonation. The flavor suggests mild acidity, heavily roasted black and chocolate malt sweetness and carbonaceous bitterness. Burnt, bitter, lightly tangy finish. Thanks go out to darkguardian for sharing this one with the Delray Beach gang!