dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours thick and viscous, deep brown with a beige head. Aroma smells of coffee, tobacco, jalapeno, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor shows the same with some oak, molasses, coconut and oak. Overall body is full, moderately sweet and finishes lightly bitter. I would have scored it higher if not for the weird green pepper thing goin on. Not that it was bad, just distracting.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light caramel, malt, espresso, and slight wood. Poured pitch black in color with a large, creamy, dense, brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is heavily sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of espresso, roasted coffee, caramel, slight wood, slight tar, malt, ash, and light vanilla. Full body. Slick, creamy, then chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, malt, espresso, light wood, slight tobacco, and hint of vanilla finish is chalky. 13%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
daknole (10279) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black pour, brown head. Aroma is full of sweet chocolate, booze, coffee, roast, vanilla, toasted marshmallow. Flavor is sweet, rum certainly comes through on the tongue, with some chocolate and caramel. Creamy as hell!
Christian (11784) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Thick and dark flavour with lots of coffee and a fruity touch.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-08-10. Pitch black body with a creamy brown head. Alcoholic aroma is a bit boozy, obscuring the rich malty core. 7+ Flavour has a richly sweet dark malt core with alcoholic overtones that are less delicate, and a bit more abrasive than in the BD3, making it a bit less easy to drink. Smooth medium bodied palate feels just a touch thinner than the BD3, but that may just be in my head. 3+ Very good, but much less refined than the III. Would probably fare better when not in direct comparison. Uhm, so no actual coffee then? Bottle at Delerium Hoppy Loft, Brussels
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a tan head. Has a vanilla and toasted malt smell. Taste is similar with a bit of coffee in there. Little boozy but pretty nice
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010
Big coffee aroma. Beige head. Black very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter coffee roast finish.
travita (4416) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown to black in color decent off light tan head. The smell is heavy coffee, malts, roast, dark chocolate, and some wood. The taste is coffee, roast, malts, and chocolate.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, woody, and smoke. Tastes of coffee, dark fruits, rum, roast, and some smoke.
dnstone (2364) - 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.