BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Benjii. Black with a thin tan head. Big chocolately aroma, molasses, burnt sugar. Similar taste, lots of chocolate, lots of roasted character. Quite sweet with a bitter finish. Lovely
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dall’inghilterra un gradito regalo, però noooooo non ha nnulla di inglese e picchia come un cammello!
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 29.09.10 marked at 12.5% thanks to cquiroga. Pours with a glass coating deep brown hued body with minimal head. Aromas are pungent in the glass. Huge alcohol, raisin, brown sugar, chocolate, sugar cookies, and biscuity malt. Flavors are bitter, raisins, cocoa, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol and leather. Syrupy on the mouth, warming, bitter, bready and roasty with light carbonation.
Benzai (11366) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home, shared with Joes. Pitch black, opaque color. Decent sized brown head that’s quickly gone. Smell coffee, smoked, bacon, liquorice. Taste coffee, alcohol, lightly smoked bacon. Didn’t really like it at First, but after warming up it gets softer and a little sweeter which in this case makes the beer better. Medium but soft carbonation, full body.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong coffee and smoke aroma. Warming alcohol. Sharp edge of alcohol, to be precise. Not properly balanced.
Scopey (10041) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Kernel Brewery (bottled on 20/9/10). It pours opaque black, with a thin tan head. The nose is velvety chocolate, smoke, roasted malt, salted caramel and coffee. The taste is rich chocolate, touch of soy sauce, salted caramel, roasted malt, rich-roast coffee, burnt tire, ash and lingering alcohol warmth, with a very long bitter-roasted finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and well balanced. Great stuff.
larsga (6929) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty earthy chocolatey aroma with mealy notes. Dry-sweet cocoa vanilla and honey taste with peppery resiny notes. Fullish body. Hot mouthfeel. Dryish chocolate, earth, and pepper aftertaste with resiny honey notes. (0.33l bottle from beermerchants.com.)
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at home with Colin. A black beer with a thin, dark tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, chocolate and caramel. Not too sweet and nicely bitter. Flavours of espresso coffee, chocolate and roasty malt. A nice bitter roasty malt and cocoa linger also. Mild carbonation and CO2 prickle with an oily mouth-feel. Very nice indeed.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The nose presents molasses, dark chocolate and charcoal. Full-bodied and super creamy with airy carbonation. The deeply burnt flavor punishes my senses with intertwined notes of singed cocoa and acrid charcoal. Finishes bitter and scorched. Intense! This world class brew was provided by 50belair!
Travlr (17720) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle. Very dark brown, medium brown head. Aroma of dark cocoa, coffee, black pepper. Taste is spiced chocolate, burnt espresso. Very nice.