probstblueribbon (3160) - Nepean, Ontario, - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served almost cold in a tulip glass.
App.: Very deep mahogany (almost black) with a nice deep mocha head.
Aroma: Very deep and dark, black cherries, fairly fruity, molasses and treacle, very dark rye bread crust, some booze, big stuff!
Palate: Medium-full body, full, slightly aggressive effervescence.
Flav.: Huge, a ton of rich, dark, thick maltiness, quite fruity, more of the black cherries, molasses and treacle, dark chocolate, tree fruits, alcohol sting, wow; sweet with pretty good bitterness and a very long, inky, mouth-coating finish.
Not a beer to be taken lightly!
minutemat (1976) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle @ the 11th Shrewsbury Bottle Share, Feb 15. Pours deep dark with a plummy aroma. Oily mouthfeel with chestnut honey and ripe plums in the taste.. a touch rubbery. Very nice.
BlackHaddock (4388) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared on 17 Feb 15 in Shrewsbury. Almost black colour with a tanned topping, 100ml each. Roasted malts in the nose with dark fruits, semi-sweet dark chocolate and wood esters. The taste followed along the same lines, woody and earthy in equal amounts with an alcohol kick from the first sip. Good body depth and far too easy to drink.
Swaroga (1582) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer is dark, almost black with generous brown head. Aroma is rich with notes of dark and dried fruits. Lots of toffee, chocolate and burned carmel. Lots of honey in taste. The sweetness is strong and syrupy. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. The beer makes me think about a Stout with strong honey flavors. Still different and of the kind. Delicious but difficult to drink.
Vells (824) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge beer! Moderate roasted intense maltiness, coffee and choco presence makes me to think I am drinking decent imperial porter like stout. Bit licorice, nuts, dark fruits, right amount of hops for balance,
quite herbal bit citrusy, mostly lemon. Moderate sweet with bittersweet finish. Highly enjoyable indeed. Thou nothing extraordinary.
AndySnow (4308) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Liquorice, malt, fruit, vinous, raisin.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, liquorice, fruit, raisin.
Niko100 (2121) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, hazelnuts, dark chocolate, dark fruit, & some espresso; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, caramel/honey, dark chocolate, espresso, and dark fruit; Warm finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Wow - surprised by this one - delicious!
Joakgust (1012) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque black brown beer with a large brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, licorice, vanilla, chocolate, wood and herbs. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate, molasses, licorice and coffee, honey and nuts. Wow, outstanding flavor!
zinneke (96) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very complex aroma; coffee, chocolate, bread, honey, berries, booze, yeast. Taste is also quite interesting. Some dried fruit, biscuit, coffee, caramel,.. a bittersweet sensation that ends quite dry. Excellent beer, real craftsmanship
Simonsen (755) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Svart oljeaktig, lotw karbonert. honning, noe røyk. Preg av eik og rødvin. Meget god
Garrold (2019) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beeches of Walkley, Sheffield. Clear, dark chestnut brown. Bubbly, tan head settles to a persistent, sticky halo. Earthy, woody, massive dark chocolate. Treacle. Booze. Lots of the chestnut honey. Very rich. Lesser notes of nuts, and floral, slightly green hops. Taste is richly sweet, turning earthy, burnt bread crust bitter. Heady, warming, chewy, smooth palate. Very full, and slightly oily. Finishes long, roasty, earthy bitter. Lovely. Suits cask dispense better, but that doesn’t come round too often.