deyholla (9917) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks for sharing. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark fruits, sweet dark grains and barrel with a sweet backbone. Flavor is very sweet with dark grains, dark fruits and toffee with a bit of roasted malts, hazelnut and barrel supporting.
BVery (9412) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bomber. Damn this is awesome! Rich chocolate and hazelnut aroma and taste. Big and boozy. Killer!
Sammy (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazelnuts and chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. Brown chocolate and good. Delicious though sweet.
johnnnniee (3657) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2012 shared Friday night.
Deep thick black color with a small quickly dissipating tan head. Huge molasses roast and chocolate with a fair bit of hazel nuttiness still evident. Solid warming alcohol never gets harsh, Very well made huge sipping beer.
hallinghansen (2750) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home after a long day renovating my new house. Black body with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, bourbon, nutty, light alcohol, caramel, oak. Soft carbonation. So delicious.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Tasted directly after Black Tuesday. Very similar. Black appearance with a light brown head. Strong, sweet and lightly boozy. Notes of chocolate, dark malts, oak, vanilla, toasted grain, roast, caramel, toffee, bourbon and hazelnuts. Full body. Nice.
solidfunk (7230) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrupy. Dark chocolate and some roast. Pours not entirely opaque black with ok head and lacing. Finishes syrupy sweet. Thick oily consistency. Tap at Snallygaster.
radagast83 (7081) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Snallygaster 2015. Poured a medium dark, close to black but not quite, color with a tan head. Velvet. Chocolate syrup. Boozy vanilla, nutty notes. Very smooth. Alcohol is most certainly there, boozy, but not terribly boozy like some high ABV beers I’ve had, these beers seem to be hit or miss, and thankfully this was a big enough hit to recommend. This was a boozy, vanilla, sweet nutty notes. Now I have diabetes. Could they pull this off with half the alcohol? I’d love to try that one...
Iphonephan (5978) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours aclear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits. Flavor of ripe plums and figs. Boozy sweet finish.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Small beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, dark chocolate, some alcohol, light roast, cinnamon. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, some lactose, surprisingly light alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation.