Errl (1086) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle..Pour is black with a dark tan head..Nose is licorice, spice, smoke, roast, alcohol, chocolate malts...Taste is chocolate, spices, roast, dark fruits, alcohol, licorice, rich
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pours deep ruby black, tan thick head. nice porter malty alcohol nose. warm alcohol feel, coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar... yumm!
TheJestersBeer (1872) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ SBWF.
Pours almost pitch black, with a thin brown head.
Solid, roasted aroma, licorice, coffee, tar, light smoke, chocolate, tobacco, mocha.
Off-dry, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Rich, roasted taste, coffee beans, licorice, chocolate, quite spicy, menthol, earth.
Really complex, will probably age beautifully. (2013-10-03)
Fritz123 (553) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at the Syb Pig. Small snifter. Pours a very black, oiyl pour. Aroma of dark chocolate, anise, prunes, and tobacco. Taste is similar with notes of chocolate nibs, tobacco, anise, prunes, and clove. Medium to heavy body. Some lacing. Oily palette with a clean, smooth finish. Excellent beer.
charule (601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Vegas at Ramseys. Poured thick black with decent tan head. Lace is impressive. Aroma of choc and slight booze. Drying bitter tingly taste. Good.
rayOfBeer (646) - El Cerrito, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap - Barrel Aged Version: black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is molasses, caramel, light hint of bourbon, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor has a candy syrup note, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, liquid smoke, a small amount of toasted wood, light bourbon, cola, and vanilla. A lot of flavor packed into this beer, nice sipping, and not overly boozy for such a big beer.
BrewMstr (26) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as night, strong! Awesome licorice and stout sweetness. Crazy label, crazy beer, try if you have the chance.
conway (900) - - OCT 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful motor oil black with a perfect mocha colored 2 finger head. Aroma is dark chocolate and oak. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a bourbony finish. Rich silky palate. This beer stands up to most of the more heralded beers of its ilk. Absolutely delicious.
Beergeek23322 (1671) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/15/2010. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, licorice, chocolate. Balanced and complex. Bitter finish. Awesome porter.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Premiere. A bit much licorice and oak, a good imperial porter but not as much as a black beer, which it was mislabelled. Chocolate quality is good.Easy mouthfeel.