mixmasterob (877) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a mocha colored head. Not much lace left behind. Aroma was a bit odd. Big time peppermint, or some odd lacquer, not too appeasing to be honest. Flavors were similar, a good bit of sweetness mixed with a lacquer like booziness. Some roast but overpowered by everything else. Mouthfeel was slick, full, carbonation light. Overall an odd brew, the 10% was mildly noticeable. This one left me for a loop...
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium dark brown head. Opaque black body. Deep roasty
chocolatey aroma with bitter oranges and earth notes. Unusual.
Dry-sweet roasty alcoholic earthy taste with oranges and
chocolate notes. Full body. Soft, hot mouthfeel. Dryish peppery
earthy chocolate aftertaste with bitter herbal orangey notes.
Unusual and interesting. Also quite drinkable for its strength.
(0.5l bottle. Can’t remember where I bought it.)
fugitive (1225) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sampled @ ACBF 2011. Color black with small brown head. Aroma roasted, caramel, dark chocolate. Taste roasted, chocolate, fruits, hop.
BoBoChamp (5014) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, new exclusive English brew Anno 2009, with honey, from Den Bierzolder Heule, very complex brew, sweet and spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, yet expensive!
BeerCast_Rich (1837) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Extremely black pour with a light brown coloured head. Aroma is very malty with coffee and liquorice notes. Very complex and warming on the palate – every sip gives a different experience. Bitter coffee, raisins, figs, alcohol burn, a medicinal tinge in there somewhere. Really very nice indeed, and would age beautifully  500th rating!
marcus (5887) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a disappearting tan head and a sweet anise aroma. There is a fruity chestnut and coffee flavor with a dry chocolate finish. Strange and interesting.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Winter 2010 bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours black with a 3 finger creamy bubbly dark tan head. Aroma is quite fresh - almost suggests mint. Really quite clean and herby. Med plus body. Flavor is defintely dark fruits and anise, but there’s all kinds of notes. Chocolate. The composite flavor is like nothing I’ve experienced, and it’s disturbingly complex. In the finish a little orange seems to appear. I’m overwhelmed.
Blairgus (2360) - California, USA - APR 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
17 April 2011, bottle. really black, nice foamy brown head that fades fast. nose is subtle for something this dark. something like a soft pepermine? maybe it is medicinal. heaby nutty aroma or maybe a nutty molasses. full body and faintly fizzy. really big beer! starting out there was a kind of medicinal/mouthwash. as it goes on more bitter coffee/astringent coffee comes out. keeps an astringency for a while. wow. i could happily drink this anytime!
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter 2010 bottling (500ml, 10%, marked as best before of 12.14). Pours with a pitch black body and a large deep brown head. Great lace and some alcohol legs. Aromas of rich tobacco, honey, toffee, coffee, nuts, nutella, cereal, wheat, mocha, hershey’s syrup, light smoke, a tinge of citrus. Bready and grainy. Very nice. Flavors of smoke, honey, cocoa, bitter, toffee, coffee, dusty cocoa, alcohol. Nice smokey, rich, deep malt complexity. Some sweetness. Dark fruits, cherries, hazelnuts. Bitter, earthy tobacco.
Hugely creamy mouthfeel, syrupy, mouth coating, boozy. Very good, but at $20 for a 500ml, I probably will not be buying it again any time soon.
mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2008, pours black with a tan head. Aroma of iodine. Flavour of roasted malts, iodine, slight espresso and a bitter finish. Seems a bit off, though quite nice.