Turboninja (35) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma correlates well with the taste. Black appearance with bigh, dark brown head. Medium taste spectrum with original flavors of malts and coffee beans, but too roasted. Also there is some tangy flavor, that jumps up on the first bite, maybe something to do with that roasted flavor. Alcohol is masked properly and carbonation is OK. Adequate palate.
BlackIPA (709) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep black with a dark brown head. Massive roasty coffee aromas. Taste is similar .. This is the most coffee intense beer I’ve ever had. Anal sex in a glass... This beer is damn impressive.
MOLA_DK (168) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a big, creamy brown head. Coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. (and a hint of citrus hops?). full bodied, excellent balance between the coffee, alcohol and roasted malts.
omhper (17437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungatan. Completely black, small head. Aroma of vanilla and licorice. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Honey and licorice. Mellow. Warming white pepper finish.
Skinnyviking (5944) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. High creamy long lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Powerful roasted malt coffee cocoa aroma with a good deal of alcohol as well. Strong roasted malt coffee cocoa flavor heavily dominated by alcohol. Nice bitterness. High carbonation. Long bitter finish. Guess a couple of years of starge would be advantageous. Too much of everything.
StoutHead (229) - DENMARK - FEB 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml. bottle. Pitch black with a large dark brown persistent head. Aroma is of coffee. Tastes like hard roasted coffee, malts and sugar. Smooth and sweet with a long aftertaste. Full bodied. Alcohol isn’t masked very well, but it doesn’t matter - it warms and it’s delicious.
BenH (1333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with bubbly tan head. Massive aroma, lots of coffee, licorice, molasses, chocolate. Taste of salty licorice, lots of coffee, molasses and dark chocolate. thick and sweet. Incredible.
Scopey (3229) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to BenH. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is rich coffee, soft roasted malt, chocolate, earth, toasted coconut, vanilla, light soy sauce and toffee. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, coconut, toffee, mild acidity, fudge, earth, light alcohol warmth and spice with a dry, toasty finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, flavoursome and well integrated. Nice, well-rounded beer.
Idiosynkrasie (1818) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Pitch black with average, creamy, lasting, lacing, brown head. Dark malty aroma with floral overtones, notes of chocolate and coffee, later and deeper also soy sauce and balsamico. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, hints of honey, cautious tartness, spicy notes. Smooth, silk, oily palate.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a tan head. Roast, brown sugar, mild booze, and tons of molasses. Nice licorice, coffee, and dark chocolate. Sort of a sweet mocha note. The flavor has a nice sweetness, but also good roasted malt, coffee, and bitter dark chocolate. Molasses, brown sugar, a hint of dark fruits, and a light booziness.