1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my trip to Belgium. The beer pours to a pitch black body with a tall lively dark brown head. The aroma is strangely very Belgian. Lots of yeasty aromas and candi sugar with some chocolate covered bananas and coffee beans and sugar cane. Very unique. The flavor is coffee and chocolate. A lot of unique flavors too. Perhaps raisins, smoke, vanilla, wood, licorice, and a thick molasses. The rum component imparts quite a unique character. Medium full body that finishes pretty clean for as heavy of a beer this is. A good beer, but to me, it doesn’t scream spectacular.
cbfobes (2597) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours black with a thicker brown head than the others, aroma has a good amount of the coffee coming through at first with some chocolate and sweetness from the rum barrel, the flavor has a heavy front end of chocolate and coffee with a roasty finish, again the abv is tasted and isn’t completely hidden, big beers.
Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is deep brown/black with a large tan head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor is quite mellow/thin for the ABV - light chocolate, roast, coffee, slight oak, and a touch of vanilla. Finish is dry and slightly bitter/roasty.
shoulderbroken (2330) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium. Dark and smoky. Lots of dark fruit, bit of molasses. Taste is great, bitter dark fruit, dry, not so much coffee surprisingly. Dark as hell. Nice
Beerman6686 (4782) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a darker brown with a beige head. Aroma wana of smoke and chocolate. Flavor was similarsomewhat ashy, sweet, caramel and oxidized.
charule (1333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share thanks to beermandan6686. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of soy burnt coffee. Light carb med bod. Rummy choc roast taste.
artmcd8 (1848) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in trade with beerman6686. Pours a deep black brown without a head. Aroma of big booze, not much else. Some dark fruit. Taste is hot. Thinner feel than I was expecting. Kinda dry aftertaste.
zimbo (619) - SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully resolved flavours of coffee, earth& mocha wrapped in a thickish silky furry sappy wrap.Some cherry kirsh elements in there too. Long and decedantly morish.
kbudd19 (750) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old 330ml bottle sent to me a while back from Garthgargoyle, thanks man! The pour is as one might expect very thick and very black with lots of chocolate mocha head. Aroma is chocolate, loads of black liquorice, rum and ash. Taste, lots of ash, black liquorice, bitter coffee, some sweetness, finish is bitter, mouthfeel is thick. Very tasty.
fajry (832) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fľaša. Tmavá, až olejová hnedá farba, stredne hnedá pena. Vôňa úžasne kávová, čokoládová. V chuti pražené slady, káva, jemne vanilka, prezreté slivky. Nádherné pivo, úžasne jemné a pitné. Chuť, ako keby to ležalo v sudoch po bourbon.
Gurthnar (2255) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma chocolate, roasted and also assertive berries with sourness, brusnice, clearly hinting at barrel ageing. Lively black colour. Taste has literally no trace of harshness. Charming harmony of dark chocolate, coffee, deep roasted notes, but also supporting sweetness and obvious sourish fruity twist. Light cinnamon and liquorice. Complex, layered, rewarding. Very good.