ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, almost black with edges of ruby. Frothy mocha coloured head, medium lasting. Big aromas - port, oak, cherries, cassis, honey, hazelnut, cereal, coffee and milk chocolate. Really lovely. Intense flavours and rich, lush mouthfeel, getting resiny dark chocolate, nuts, coffee. Carbonation is soft, buts its there. Huge body on this, so rich. Finish is intensely complex, chocolate and coffee, liquorice, some piney bitterness and a nice dose of warming alcohol. This is truly lovely.
Dogbrick (11098) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas. The beer is a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes gradually. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, malt and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of earthy malt, dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of alcohol. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Good beer all around.
arone12 (924) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a slight burnt coffee aroma. Taste is dry and butter. Slight fruityness at the very beginning that disappears quickly. Pretty good beer!
Aries (14) - Verona, ITALY - JUN 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 This is not a beer is a medicine, masterful example of what it means to love the land and the fruits that it gives. Aroma and taste of honey, dried fruit, Smoked, dark chocolate, the aroma of Burbon, a fairy tale.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med beige gyllent skum som forsvinner. Lukt av malt og sjokolade. Smak av malt, sjokolade, kaffe og søt honning. Vinmonopolet.
Niall73 (2418) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. bbd 27/02/17, so young. Pitch black with a coffee colored foamy head. Wow - the aroma is great. Its medicinal, coffee, pepto bismoly and a touch of chocolate but really complex with a touch of sweetness and malt and something floral about it. Holy fuck, its something else - so syrupy, sticky, chewy and rich in the mouth. Boozy, but it’s still smooth for something so strong. the medicinal stuff is big, which isn’t my favorite but its sweet and malty and chocolatey and has some coffee bitterness... oh, its lovely.
jookos (5139) - FINLAND - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with light tan head. Slight smokey, or rather tar-y, dark malts - some dry chocolate, a bit of roasty. Has dark toffee, grainy maltiness, with a bit of herbal hoppyness. Very intensive flavours, very nice. Body is thick, slightly oily. But leaves a dry finish. Brown dark maltiness. Somewhat like an RIS, but not salty licoricy, more brown malty, chocolatele. Really nice, and drinkable.
crossovert (10910) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours a dense blackish brown with a thick and creamy tan head. SMell and flavor are smokiness, roasted malt, chocolate, nuttiness, sooooo rich and delicious.
imdownthepub (12814) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, 500ml (9.0%abv), aged 4yrs. from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Black with tan head. Thick, smooth, velvety beer with a big liquorice, tarry nose on opening. The pour is slow, like easing the beer out of the bottle. There is cocoa powder initially on the palate with a charred coffee ovelay, deeply roasted malts. There is a hoppiness, but the ageing has smoothed this into the beer, but I get a lighter fruity note. Undoubtedly a superb beer.
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Good creamy coffee aroma, mild grassy hop notes. Black colour. small stable brown head. Good sweet roasted flavour. Good hop flavour, sweet and spicy, very grassy finish