sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Monk's, Lille - FR. Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: malty and coffee nose with caramel and sugar. Taste: coffee domination with high bitterness and black bread and caramel. Aftertaste: licorice and bitter sensation with coffee note.
devman171 (683) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at maxs, pours oily black with low head. Aroma is roast with sweet oak and whiskey. Taste nice roast with a sweet bourbon finish.
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours very similar to Black Albert - beautiful pitch black, lots of carbonation, big dark brown frothy head. Aromas of bourbon, leather, vegemite, chocolate, espresso, vanilla. The taste is magnificent. Bourbon notes, charred meat, chocolate, vanilla, cream, espresso. It’s quite sweet at first and then dries out nicely before finishing with a welcome bitterness and tartness from the barrel ageing. Velvet smooth and super creamy in the mouth. A really fantastic beer worthy of the hype.
dogfish120love (858) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an oily dark brown, basically black with essentially no lacing. The aroma consists of notes of chocolate, bourbon coffee and funk.
evergreen0199 (1748) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brugge beer festival 2014, Belgium. A black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, rich and boozy and rather tasty too.
Muggus69 (1100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle BB 15-07-15
Serious looking stout; pitch black body, opaque, holds a dense deep tan head.
Amazing aroma; toasted waffles, rich dark chocolate, coconut, charred oak, roast nuts, vinous dark fruits, maple syrup.
Rich texture, very syrupy, viscous, oily, accentuated by a low carbonation,.still turns out quite dry, very long.
Very complex on the body, perhaps even a bit too much(?); lots of rich caramel syrup, chocolate topping, toasty oak vanilla and coconut, Darker fruits emerge towards a long finish. Moderate bitterness, sweetness lingers but in a balanced sort of way.
Beautiful beer. Doesn’t seem to have the depth of the Black Albert, still immensely complex and flavoursome.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken op Borefts´13. Zwarte kleur met een beige/bruine schuimkraag. Ruikt en smaakt naar koffie, fruitig, chocolade, roasty, alcohol, bitter.
rarbring (1025) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Sweet, alcoholic, almost oaky, bitter coffee.
Note: On-tap 250 ml at De Klomp. Reviewed 2014-01-16.
Sevenlee (1156) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours totally black with a dense black head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, some soy sauce and woody notes. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a lightly roasty and woody finish. Barely a hint of the alcohol. Fantastic!
Pyrmir (2657) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black with thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, booze, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Taste is surprisingly thin, of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, chocolate, fruits, oak, vanilla and lots of bourbon. Finish is long and ashy with lots of bourbon and alcohol notes.