stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2011. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, roasted, smoke and peat. The flavor follows the nose with additonal licorice and chocolate. The palate is sweetness and alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2011 RBESG August 2011, Craft Beer Co - and Boreft Beer Festival 2011. Same numbers both times. Jet black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice and peat smoke with a touch of dried fruit. Thick and sweet licorice and smoked flavour with intensely hot alcohol, yet still a certain elegance. A bit of bitterness in the finish
Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ BBF. If this was not such a delicious and interesting beer, I’m fairly sure you could pour a couple of bottles of this in your truck and drive for the rest of eternity on its energy. Such colossal thickness, richness and potency! Black as the darkest nights! Aroma has a million tonnes of roasted malts, whisky, booze, chocolate, coffee, tar, campfire, ash, coal mine, espresso, burnt branches, forest fire and the apocalypse. Taste is exceedingly bitter from all the roasted malts, liquified into something that is neither liquid nor solid. More sick than enjoyable and yet strangely beguiling.
Martinus (2611) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black beer, nice brown head, fading quickly. Relatively mild aroma, coffee, slight chocolate, big malts profile, earth, dark fruits, slight hops. Quite alcoholic, but not overly so. Sweetish flavour, liquorice, malts, whisky, light hops. Dry bitter bit alcoholic ending. Overall hefty, but still nice flavours, and very drinkable.
(Draught @ Borefts ’11)
DutchDrebus (3336) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, opague colour with an almost orange coloured head. Smells whisky, alcohol and very roasty. Tastes chocolate, roasty and alcohol. Very full body, long warming sensation.
Balazs (739) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Black, with a beige head. Plum, dark chocolates, ash, smoke and alcohol in the aroma. Heavy body, medium carbonated. Alcohol well hidden. A serious one.
andrejes (32) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap Borefst@Bodegraven, very dark, lots of alcohol , sticky, thick, no sweets, overall very heavy but the taste is good.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ borefts festival 2011
Head: thin, off white
Smell: earthy, clay, peat, smokey, tiny bit of booze
Taste: oily, chalky, peaty, very smokey, bit of booze, thick, coffee, roasty, chocolat, end is dry and bitter , good especially for a 39% , ver wel hidden alcohol , tough must say Double Black is more balanced tough ...
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled. Huge thansk to yespr. Pours a totally pitch black colour, has no head. Sweet aroma, lots of roasted amlt, liqourice, alcohol and dark fruits. Good sticky mouthfeel. Sweet roasty malty alco liqourice dark fruity flavour, sweet well lasting liqourice roasty malty dark fruity finish. Alcohol quite noticeable. Good stuff!
Countbeer (3868) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ BBF’11:
Brown head on top of a black beer.
Smell medicine, elastoplast and a hint of roasted malts and spices.
Taste is way better than smell, really spicy, roasted malts, warm, coal, smokey, burned wood, tar and liquorice.
Good and firm bitter aftertaste of liquorice
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Heavy spicy taste but well balanced.
They hid the alcohol very well!