gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
660 ml bottle - tasted at pre-BBF13. Pours intense dark with a medium head yet quickly dissapearing. Aroma of cedar, cigares and the typical Dark Lord molasses. The body is full nd rich with nice hopiness (I guess that is the European stouts kicking through). Taste is a bit of metal and candi syrup. Taste is more interesting than the aromas but DL is too persisting in this one.
Advocate_Ames (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a bubbly and sticky head. The aroma is of coffee, mild level of roasted malts, carmel malts, numerous other dark malts, cocoa notes, and a mild booze. In the flavor I picked up on bitter cocoa, mild bitter coffee, roasted malts, medium level of carmel malts, slight dryness, and a stale but complex old hop undertone. Overall this was surprisingly drinkable and pleasant to ones’ pallet. It’s worth obtaining.
stumpyiliz (217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a burnt mahogany, medium body stout with fast dissipating tan head. Aromas of coffee, sweet smoke, tobacco, bitter coffee and more smoked malt. Flavor is sweet, round with a full oat body but thin and bitter to the palate. Finish is long and bitter engulfing the entire top half of your palate. Dominant players here are the DL (go figure) and beer geek brunch. Just about as bad as DL. barrel age it and you’ll have a winner!
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via queenholly. Pours a dark brown black little but of tan head. Aroma confusing. Yeasty notes, roasty, bourbon, wood. Body rich, thick, sweet, finish sweet vanilla notes very little warming for ABV.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Very dark brown color. Nice thin light brown head. Good dots and short ropes of lace. Lightly chewy, bigger body. Dry finish. Light carbonation. Amazing for 14%... So much less noticeable alcohol taste than Dark Lord, I think this is way better, really. Way more good big dark roast, coffee, dark chocolate flavors. Nearly burnt, but I love the big roast. So amazing for 14%, don’t really get any hint of the alcohol. No sweet or warmth. Loved this, way more my style.
JStax (5461) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at natifest. Pours a date brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has figs and raisins over top of a licorice and dark coffee. I get a little bit of peanut butter and pistachio as well. The taste is a fairly dark sweet. Very nice.
Chudwick (2842) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at NatiFest 2013 - dark brown with brown head. molasses: yes! dry. roast/toast flavors. still dry. some brown sugar. sweet with with roast bitterness.
b3shine (8178) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster (thanks shigadeyo). Looks good; cola with ample beige head. Smells and tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and roast with a smooth mouthfeel. Dangerously drinkable.
MrHangover (3999) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, huge thnx to Kraddel for sharing this @ Rampkrot tasting. Awesome looking bottle, yellow wax all over it. I was kinda sceptic about this to be honest, it’s hard to be objective about a whale this big. Once I started scribbling notes about this, I kept writing down that this was one amazing beer. A blend of 4 awesome brews, blended by one of the best brewers around.. wow. It pours a pitch black, syrupy beer with a small amount of tanned head on top. Aroma is of oak, molasses and licorice with hints of vanilla. Taste is simply amazing, you can define some of the characteristics of the ingredient beers. All well balanced and blended in a perfect form. Incredibly smooth drinking, nice balance between bitter and sweet, without getting to boozy. This is one of my best beers ever.
kraddel (6361) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at rampkrot whale tasting.
pours pure black, off-white head. smell is oaty.
good carbo, bitter, alcoholic, heavy, roasted malts, sweet, thick. very thick in the back , almost syrupy .