pentaz (830) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very, very dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is earthy coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, rye. Tastes of hard roasted coffee beans, roasted malt, wood, salt, rum, alcohol and a slight burning sensation.
Medium+ bodied, oily, heavy sweet with long duration, a minuscule acidic tone and finishes burnt bitter.
Martinus (2612) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black beer, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, light chocolate, caramel, alcohol and sugar cane. Sweet flavour, malty, coffee bitter, roasted malts. Finish coffee and roasted malts.
(From 33cL bottle @ ZZT V afterparty. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
Temptation (203) - - NOV 13, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 One of three best beers I’ve ever tasted, if not the best. Like petroleum poiring into the glass, it has everything (creamy, powerful, overwhelming, full). Complex in its aromas and tastes, but incomparable.. Unnecessary say nothing else: PERFECT.
Vestergaard (161) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a dark brown nice head. Looks oily in the glass. Smells like coffee, alcohol and chocolate. Very complex and a little sour. Burned coffee, very fizzy and actually not as creamy as expected from the looks. Good stuff.
RasmusOtt (945) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice brown head. Aroma of earthy coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malts, darker fruits, cocoa powder and some sharp alcohol in the back. Taste is the same with some more roasted bitterness, wood, weak salty and with a pretty boozy feel.
MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2012 24.00 Bottle ordered from belgianshop.com. Pours a dark molasses but produces a head thats more on the carbonated side which takes all the head away quickly. The aromas go very deep. Its like perfume. "Hey spray some coffee club cologne on me man." I can see it now...Intense coffee bean, big roasted/burnt malts of chocolate, wood, tobacco(wow), honey, and vanilla. Flavors dont quite match that intense nose show but pack a phenomenal punch! I’ve never tasted a coffe stout like this one. The tobacco and coffee start up first with the roasted/burnt malts following. Theres a slight dark fruit in the middle or at least comes off as such. Some lesser notes of wood and chocolate with the vanilla almost hidden. Leaves a big stain of flavor that coates the palate, which makes it harder to enjoy all the great complexities. Needs to be sipped and left at room temperature in a basement. Medium sweet, medium bitter, very complex, light smokyness, strong aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Worth buying and at best a memory. This version makes its mark as a unique memorable induction of the series which deserves appreciation.
Beer4000 (4255) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle. A pitch black body with a medium sized beige head. Strong aroma of coffee, roasted malt and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet dark, roasted malt with espresso coffee and coffee bitterness and warming alcohol. Fine body and long aftertaste with sweet malt and espresso coffee. Nice in flavor, might be a bit too much espresso coffee to be balanced. Still a nice one.
Albe (56) - ITALY - OCT 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Even better than the original black albert. Pours dark black with a fair brown head. Aroma is moderate roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and some red fruits. Taste is full and complex, leaves a bitter flavour in the end. Flat and creamy, highly recommended as a great "meditation beer".
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color : dark sweet black beer with small carbonization and medium brown foam. Very appetizing beer!!! :) Smell : chocolate, coffee, malt, and sugar complexity, and species at the end. Taste : great complexity in mouth you really feel the sugar presence, coffee and chocolate (of course). Aftertaste : malt and chocolate with coffee presence (more precisely : cold sugar coffee). Really Amazing! I recommend it! Great experience! (Ideal for Autumn or Winter)
bs476 (80) - - OCT 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent jalapeno and earth on the nose. Not overwhelming coffee. Had at Stone’s ’Pour it Black’ on 10/7. Would highly recommend.