JoeMcPhee (8819) - 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 (3254) - 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 (4132) - 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 (1356) - 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 (2790) - 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 (4533) - 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!
blipp (6647) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a tan head. Big espresso coffee and roasted malt aroma. The flavor is also heavily roasted, with tons of coffee, a light sweetness, some charred woodiness, and a nice bitter roasted finish. A bit heavy on the coffee for me to love it, but I definitely had no problem putting back the 12 oz bottle. Very good.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. Friohy brown head. Smells hoppy but with some green vegetables as well. Smooth soft and semi dry palate. Fresh fruity/vegetal malt. Some coffee but not too much. Finishes soft and dry with a little coffee bitterness coming through. An unusual beer!
eManu (477) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep black color with a very thick dark tan color head. Aroma of strong roasted malts, coffee, chocolates and spices, and smokey.
Flavors of strong roasted malts, coffee, dry plums, chocolates, liquorice, hints of rhum and oak, hints of pepper, nuts and spices. Good carbonation, lightly sweet and good bitterness, dry. Some smokeyness. Very strong and complex flavors. Very litle water in this brew, its quite thick. The flavors changes over time, and every sip is a different experience. The rum is deffinitivly present, makes a nice ending touch. Very enjoyable, This is a top brew.