abemorsten (3147) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at What’s Brewing 2014, Stavanger. Clear deep mahogany body with no head. Liquorice, raisin and booze on the nose. Sweet, fruity flavors, alco warm in the mouth and notes of liquorice present. Full bodied and flat.
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.
Served alongside the cognac version.
Black body with a thin, wispy, beige head. Chocolate and roast aroma with some char notes. Sweet and dry with tons of chocolate, finishing with warming alcohol. Distinctly European in style. Rich chocolate cake. I’m having difficulty picking out any chilis - perhaps they have faded. There is a subtle spice character throughout, however. Still, quite tasty. I give a slight nod to the cognac variant.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours an almost black body, at least dark, dark brown in color, and with more or less no head. The aroma is on the roasted side, almost burnt, with cocoa, some dark chocolate and a boozy touch. The mouthfeel has booze at first, then the chilies go to work, playing with the tip of my tongue. Roasted malts and cocoa. Full body, oily and with a low level of carbonation. Lasting finish with some chili. Like it, but it’s too one-dimensional. In a way. 141228
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at braukunst live 2014. pretty close to black with a modest but lingering brown head; aroma has a hint of smoky chipotle with some coffee and licorice; mellow texture; modest heat, some cigarette ash, caramel, medium bitterness. works pretty well
boozedude (2180) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle shared with my pal josh hakes drive at club wakonda in Norwalk, pours black with big brown head, aroma of alcohol, and chocolate, taste us similar, the chili doesn’t come out verystrong
jookos (3366) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light brown head, black otherwise. Soft roasted, slight smokey, milky nose with some green elements. Hit me first as eucalyptus, but now a bit more mellow. Full body, thick but not that oily, luckily. Intensive flavours. Some sweetness, roasted beef, leathery tones. And that green vibe again. Awesome beer. Can’t taste the abv, is dangerously easy to drink.
Lowenbrau (2607) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 06-12-2014.
In short: Great IStout.
Pours black with nice tan head. Moderate head retention, good lacing. Roasty, coffee, chocolate, some burnt sugar aromas. Full bodied, soft carbonation, silky texture. Taste follows the nose, a bit spicy, alcohol noticed, smooth and extremely enjoyable. Good one, fulfills what it is expected from a beer a beer of this level.
JHeath99 (1413) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with a ring if beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, coffee, and booze.
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Hop City Birmingham. Pours dark Black and tan head. Aroma of booze, malts, caramel, and espresso. Tastes of booze, caramel, and roasted malts. Very tasty.
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with brown head. Aroma of alcohol, mocha and roast. Taste is chocolate, alcohool, mocha, yeast, chili.