bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with large dense dark tan coloured head. Nose is not as assertive as I would have thought. Dark fruits, a little roasted grain and some alcohol. Flavours are sweet with some roasted grain. Full mouthfeel.
JorisPPattyn (9377) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge, dark brown head; pitch-black beer. Sweet, roasted & burnt nose, coffee. Coffee, very burnt, but always with a sweet, moccha-like or even toffee-like backing. Liquorice, and a bit of pure cacao powder. Very well-bodied, very slick, alcoholheating. Rather typical IS, sweet, but with a streak of neutral to roasted character. Not really outstanding.
tderoeck (8057) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle from l’Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ home - BB: 29/12/16 (2012-634)
Dark brown to black beer, big brown head, very stable and adhesive. Aroma: red wine, alcohol, very sugary, dried fruits, bit earthy, overall sweet experience in the nose. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, raisins, caramel, bit vinous, mocha, red sour berries, sugary, quite some alcohol noticeable, very spicy. Aftertaste: sweet caramel, mocha, sugary, vinous, hoppy bitterness, port, little sourish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Saturday’s tasting. Served in a Struise cervoise. Pours near-black with a good tan head and some spots of lacing. Nose brings some dark fruits along with light notes of port and oak. Some roast and a bit of chocolate there s well. Flavor has darker fruits and chocolate (mostly dark), plus some roasty notes and a touch of yeast character. Body is medium and a bit dry. Lightly ashy. Not as interesting as I had hoped it would be.
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - JUN 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Bottle 33 cl thanks to Giuseppe. Black Albert and KtG aged in port barrels. What could I say? Complexity of this beer literaly attacks you from the nose: smells like red sweet wine (or more properly port wine), wood, cane sugar, cherries, sherry, liquor coffee, licorice, chocolate, oat... a show. Mouthfeel is excellent, not sure if due to blend or the barrel aging but its elegance strikes literaly: sweetness of sugar is very well balanced by coffee, roasted and dark chocolate. Oat gives a full body, but not like eating something; it’s velvet, on the contrary, sweet wine indeed. Absolutely rich, loads and plenty of malt, dark chocolate from Sicily (Modica), leads to a strong bitterness in a very long finish of tannic, coffee, cocoa.
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25 may 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Dark chocolate, slightly tart. Med body, faintly fizzy. Sugary burnt chocolate, big alcohol. Flavored blend together really well. Burnt malt, alcohol, chocolate. Amazing.
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pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from Kamiel, batch 42 - and I’m drinking it on towel day! Dark brown with a creamy, one finger mocha head that settles to a nice swirl across the top of the beer throughout the drink. Some roasted malts, tannins and alcohol, faint vegetables, chocolate. Velvet smooth although the alcohol presence creates a bite that stops it from being silky throughout; full body and moderate to low carbonation. Somewhat sweet (gets lots of port, fruit and chocolate on the taste - more so then the aroma), finish has a lot of tannins, alcohol, fruit and chocolate (unfortunately somewhat like chocolate covered fruit which just doesn’t do it for me). All that being said its still a tasty beer its just got some flaws that stop it from being great.
ThirstyBird (2583) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark brown/ black with a lofty dark tan head. Smells of port, rich dark malt, a bit roasty. Tastes of deep dark fruit, roasted dark malt, port, some wood ending in sweet and dry. Medium body and smooth. A very interesting beer that is quite complex.
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Kulminator. Almost black with a thick capuccino head. Molasses, sweet milky aroma. In the mouth complex sweet caramel, good fruity balance, milky notes. Pretty good.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Pours deep brown with a wispy, creamy tan head. Aroma is light portwine, light roast, some solvent, and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is mostly roast, some light chocolate, a lot of alcohol, and a touch of solvent. Just okay.
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