dnstone (2164) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent charred barrel aroma. Pure black with nice tan head. Excellent chocolatey, smokey-char-wood flavor.
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkest of pours neat tan head aroma vanilla tobacco strong sweet malt mild rum influence flavours dry coffee cigarette taste raisin prune mild honey sweetness fizz and dry give a good aftertaste with malt splendour classy stout
planky84 (2143) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Chris O’s ’Raise the Roof" tasting. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Smoke,caramel, coffee and chocolate flavours. Dark roast coffee, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla in the flavour. Excellent.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pitch black pour with a massive, thick brown head. The nose is loaded with tobacco and coffee. Rich and fairly vanillaish. There is also a lot of dried raisin, rum and intensely rich and roasty. There is lots of cocoa and a very long lingering bitterness. A little bit of heavy chewiness. Cold coffee and rich roastiness. Earthy and intense.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma is big and smoky, with beefy notes of tobacco and well aged dark rum. Big and bold but not sweet, at least in the nose. The flavor hits up front with a touch of unfermented malt sugars, with a molasses-like rum body, and a roasty, chalky finish.
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackin color with a decent tan head. Aroma is heavy in coffee with some molasses. Taste is rich in coffee, roasted malts, and molasses.
gEUS (1261) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle -
Appearance: pours black with medium brown head. Disappears after a few minutes.
Nose: coffee and mocca (obviously), dark chocolate, turf with a hint of green paprika...
Mouth: mouthfilling and rich taste, warm glowth of alcohol - overtone of coffee with an impression of dark rhum
Aftertaste: rather dry with a strong coffee impression
Beautiful and complex beer!
Jerre (2723) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. First time bottle from William, second time bought Hopduvel.
Black color, like the name off this beer, with brown head.
Aroma strong roasted malts, coffee and alcohol.
Taste: stout, strong burned malts, bitter and coffee, alcohol.
charlotte (4325) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Black colour with creamy beige head.Aroma is rosted and mild smoked with taste of coffee tar and tobaco.Flavor is sweet and mild with hint of vannila and chocolate.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(33cl bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours a jet black with tan head. Aroma has strong dark roasted grain notes and coffee. Flavor of dark roasted grain and coffee with a dark roast coffee bitterness at the end. Mouth feel is heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, damned good!