tiong (2792) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ SBWF’12
Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of heavy roasty and alcoholy notes, herbs, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is roasty and slightly smooth with malty and smokey notes, licorice and hints of herbs. Finish is slick and slightly roasty with hints of alcohol and licorice. Tasty, complex and balanced despite the huge amount of alcohol that is hidden extremely well.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Urbain shared BD 5, 6, 9, 10 next to each other. Shit man! Jet black, thin coffee head, larger bubbles than the 5. Nose is even sweeter than the 5, sugar, paper, light cocoa, hints of cardboard. The only hint of the alcohol here is when it sits in your nose, stinging like a spirit. The caol ila is more noticeable in the flavor, accompanies the sugary, papery cocoa and explodes in the salty finish. I prefer this to the 5, but again, it’s too much for me personally.
Martinus (2531) - 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)
jesperhammer (2515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12-MAY-2012, draft @CBC.
Black with yellow/brown lassting head.
Whiskey nose. Mostly just whiskey nose. A faint alcohol and some roast.
The roasted notes really comes out on the taste. Coffee and chocolate with loads of whiskey.
Very sweet, very very full body.
Oh, and the alcohol? It is there, but no way 39%
Difficult to rate such an extreme beast.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @SBWF12. Pitch black. Smoky, woody, oak, malty, some alcohol in aroma. Malty, roasted, chocolate and alcohol.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a beige head. Spicy, chocolate, coffee aroma. Spicy, peppry flavour with alcoholtaste.
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Sample @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours pitch black with a dark chocolate brown head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with wood, smoke, peat, single malt whisky, bitter chocolate and hints of vanilla, salty liquorice, alcohol and wet soil. Taste is sweet and bitter with peat, smoke, wood, salty liquorice, bitter chocolate, brown sugar, single malt whisky, resin, alcohol and hints of pine. Mouthfeel is tiny dry, sticky sweet, boozy, rich and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with coffee, bitter chocolate and scotch. Surprising a beer of almost 40% can be good. kind of like a strange but good take on a scotch.
sic1314 (1990) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
At Borefts 2011. After the wonderful Double Black I had high hopes for this, bit even Struise have limitations. Poured dark and treacley, not much nose and the flavour was more like hugely alcoholic syrup. Not really drinkable at all.
KingCecil (1912) - DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At CBC 2012 .. Tap .. It pours pitch Black with a large thick creamy head... The aroma is dark fruits, rasins, alcohol ... The flavor is vinous, Dark fruits, strong alcohol, rasins... Nice ..:) strong ;)
SirLimpsalot (1847) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012: Tydlig fat, otrolig hetta, kompleka toner blandad med en tydlig whiskey karaktär. Mycket söt och lång eftersmak.