Japalo (1465) - - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@home. No foam Black. Low carbonated. "Black Ball" extra. Heavy pure licorice aroma and taste. Dessert/ cheese or after dinner brew. Super nice.
larsniclas (6123) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Pitch black with a small tan head.
Vinous and sweet chocolate in both aroma and flavour.
Wood, soot, coffee.
Ratman197 (11228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of whisky, roasted mal, oak and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light whisky with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
GothGargoyle (1689) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is whiskey, chocolate, oak, vanilla, molasses, fig. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, rich on the palate with a warming finish and touch of roast. Taste is whiskey, chocolate, oak, vanilla, fig, dates.
weihenweizen (2193) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 11.2 oz. brown bottle 10.6% abv poured into a snifter. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roast, medium/thick body, medium/low carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is roasty, espresso, some lactose, astringent whiskey, some ash, some anise, and some booze. Really heavy.
umich03jm (2763) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Ron! Aromas are chocolate fudge, cream, light coffee bean, and raisins. Tastes moderately sweet. Some booze, chocolate, lactose, molasses, and just a hint of coffee. Solid.
wlajwl (4613) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted malts, dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. The flavor is fruit, dark fruit, roasted malts, vinous notes and a very acidic finish.
likeatrainwreck (154) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, black and oily... small tan head... massive punch in the face roasted malts, treacle, coffee, thick milky black loveliness. Big whisky flavours coming through, rich, smooth, warming. Absolutely lovely.
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at mikkeller amd friends, cph. Black as night, brown head. Roasty aroma has whiskey barrel notes, hint of alcohol, coffee. Full roasty body, some milky and whiskey notes, long roasty finish.
anstei (320) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a beautiful foam. Nice roast aromas, caramel and coffee. Sweet and full taste, no hints of the high abv. Complex and rich. An owner.
neongolden (754) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 14 2015) Pours black with a small off white head and no lace. Aroma rich dark malt with semisweet chocolate, black coffee, woody, a little vanilla, whisky and roast in the background, softly sweet and softly bitter but not too "milky". Palate is really rich and a bit sweet at first, lactose makes it soft though. Dark chocolate, dark malts, a bit of plum or something, soft coffee building in the middle. There is a bit of whiskey in the background that gives an edge to middle and finish. Cacao/coffee roast lends moderate bitterness to finish. Freaking awesome stout, it just feels so rich and smooth but with no warm milk sort of patina. Barrels beautifully integrated and supportive. Super sipper.