reggiedunlop (3669) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/black with a thick tan head...excellent retention and lacing. Aroma has bakers chocolate and mild dark fruit...notes of roastiness, raisin, and brown sugar. Flavor has roastiness and dark fruit with mild coffee and tobacco...aggressive but balanced nicely...hides ABV well. Mouthfeel is med/full with a roasty coffee sweet finish. Good but not as tasty as some of the parts...particularly Darkness.
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 30, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botella @ KingCecil’s birthday party. Pitch black colour, nice brown head, creamy. Totally loaded sweet roasted malted dark fruity chocolate vinious lovely aroma. Thick well filling mouthfeel. So pleasant lovely very roasted malty chocolate coffee dark fruity vinious bitter fan-f##king-tastic flavour.
Benzai (14264) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle [from trade with Madmitch76, thanks a lot Ken!] shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized, lightly creamy, fair lacing, beige to slightly light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Smell roasted malts, dark malts, a hint of coffee, some hops. Taste light to moderately roasted malts, alcohol, slightly sweet, a hint of bitter, raisin, plums. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thx to benzai @ home. Pitch black colour with a beige to light brown head. Smells roastu, coffee, malts, some dark chocolate, liquorice wood, sweet, brown sugar. Tastes dark chocolate, sweet, roasty, raisins, some coffee but not much. Great taste but not the best of the best. Full body, nice fitting carbo.
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Bottle shared by Hiero816pack. Pours black brown with a tan head. Aroma has chocolate malt yeast and bitterness and solid roasted malt as well. Taste is more the same with a nice chocolate roasted malt and coffee and subtle yeast character. Palate is full and creamy with a drying finish. Enjoyable, but I enjoy them separate!
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Received in a trade but I forget who was awesome enough to send me this bottle. I’ll update if I remember. Either way, thanks alot! This bottle was shared with AndyReynolds and Ewestern.
I had read many mixed reviews before acquiring this bottle, so I wasn’t too sure what to expect going into it. However, it took nothing more than the first sip to shatter the idea of any negativity surrounding this brew. Pretty much straight up awesome in every aspect. The combination of the four base stouts really lends to a unique complexity. I know it doesn’t contain any Kate the Great, but as I drank my glass, that’s what it really reminded me of. It seemed to have a lot of that chocolate graham cracker and roasted malt quality that I remember from my KtG sample a few years ago.
I fell victim to the hype and love this beer.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with tan head. Dark chocolate, deep roast malt, coffee aromas. medium body. Dark chocolate, deep roast malt, bitter burnt coffee flavors--good
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample had the FFF Anniversary Party. Served in a plastic sampling cup.
A: Very dark black with a tan head. Splotchy lace is left down the cup.
S: Sweetness with toasted malts and some chocolate fill the nose. Nothing special.
T: Taste is much more complex than the nose. Roasted malts, dark chocolate. Slight bitter coffee grounds with some nice dark fruits (figs and dates mostly). There is a little booze on the backend with a touch of heat.
M: Heavy bodied with a viscous coating quality to it. Good carbonation.
O: Tasted like a blend of Darkness and Dark Lord. I haven’t had Black Albert, but I can’t imagine it added anything substantial to this. It tasted good, but it wasn’t mind blowing.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-14-2011
Plovmand (7878) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Kingcecils Birthday Tasting. Pours jet black with a medium beige head. The aroma is port, ripe fruit, toasted caramel, light chocolate, hard roasted malt and a great load of hops to balance it. The flavour is intense. Loads of coffee, ripe fruit, hard roasted malt, chocolate and some liquorice. Wow!!
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ my birthday ´12 ...This is beer for goods! ... . it pours black with a medium tan creamy head..... The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark riped fruits......The flavor is dark riped fruits, coffee, licorice, chocolate and warming alcohol! ..... so nice! .... love it!