Dommod2011 (697) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This reminds me of Tom Waits. Have you seen the video for Hell Broke Luce? This is the liquid equivalent. Dark, deep and warm. Just the right amount of sweetness. I was expecting more of a resiny taste. Majestic. Some say the devil himself would drink this and I’d agree. I’d join him. Everyone knows he has the best tunes.
PhillyCraft (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2013 Draft at BBF. Second beer I tried from Kernel. Pour was a thick dark brown with very tiny tan head and small amount of lacing. Aromas/flavor of roast, chocolate, coffee, malts, and misc spices. Ultra warming in the belly, full bodied imperial stout. Lightly carbonated. The aromas was awesome on this one.
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Pershore Rd, not sure which shop. Poured from a bottle into a glass by hand and drank via hole in the face. Smells tarry and vinuous and thick. Strongly sweet, with jelly tot moments before the smooth, rich malt takes hold. Warmth then follows. Very smooth, but didn’t quite have the depth of flavour or complexity that I was expecting. Still excellent (obviously).
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is medium. It smells creamy, bitter-chocolate. The taste is very nice creamy, lots of coffee and bitter chocolate. In the end it is nice warming. Overal very taste and delicious. 11/12/11/12/12/11
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The right beer at the right time. Dark and heavy with a warm depth. Hell, the devil himself would drink this at times of dark contemplation.
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Borefts 2012. Black with a small pale head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted grain, liquorice, hint of coffee. Silky mouthfeel, complex on the palate, slight toasty finish. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, soy sauce.
Iphonephan (2207) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Borefts beer festival, de Molen, day two. Dark murky pour with a tan head. Bitter sweet chocolate espresso. Bitter finish.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Borefts. Very dark brown, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, light spice. Taste is similar. Full bodied.
sic1314 (1968) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Borefts. Poured dark and smooth with a tan head. Nose of chocolate malt and coffee. Full, creamy mouthfeel with a flavour of dark chocolate and coffee. Dry, intense aftertaste.
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Boreft Beer Festival ’12, Bodegraven: Opaque black with an nice taste of dark fruits and chocolate that makes this hoppy brew kind of sweet.