Homer321 (2981) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to taster. A super rich and decadent chocolate and molasses and toffee aroma with a light hop grassiness. Pitch black in color, minimal head. Taste is a dark chocolate bitterness followed by cocoa powder and mousse. Really damn good. Minimal warming.
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours jet black with tiny to no beige head. No lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, ashes, licorice, dark fruits. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice. Palate: Full bodied. Creamy texture, sweet. Sticky on the lips. Light carbonation. Overall: Nice beer. Coarse.
tom10101 (4233) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by czar, thanks! Split with the Québec crew.
Appearance: Pitch black with a medium beige head, poor retention and little to no lacing.
Aroma: Black licorice is the main feature here along ashes, raisins, roasted malts, smoke and chocolate.
Taste: Moderately sweet with black liquorice taking most of the place again along ashes, smokey malts, caramel, roasted malts, toasted notes and alcohol.
Palate: Full body. Moderate carbonation. Warming finish. Lingering black licorice aftertaste.
Overall: Take this rating with a grain of salt as I profoundly hate black licorice in beer. I can see why people usually like this as there’s a wide variety of flavors and nothing is "off", but the black licorice being the main flavor here make this one completely unbalanced (it overshadow everything else) and very hard to drink for me, plus it’s also quite boozy. I naturally wasn’t able to finish my glass. On a purely hedonist scale, this one would rank near the bottom for me, but I can recognize this isn’t a bad beer per se.
mathieuc (2481) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2015 Bottle shared by czar, thanks bro! Pours a medium black with no head and no lacing. Nose is of alcohol, ash, roasted malt and nuts. Taste is moderately sweet, roasted, a bit hot and moderately bitter. Some black licorice. Body is full, carbonation light to moderate and I can’t see myself drinking more than a tiny glass of this. Overall this was just OK, worth a try.
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 pours unclear dark brown with a reviving beige cap, some retention and lacing. fragrant spicy licorice and bourbon, charred and gently smoked maltiness - fair amount of cocoa, molasses sweetness, coffee and cream, clean. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily; boozy and sweet licorice-tannic-spicy finish. very nice spicy and tasty stuff.
stevoj (3108) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent stuff. Warm and boozy, slick and slippery. This one is all over the board in aroma and taste; pit fruit, licorice, molasses..... The ABV will do you in however, part of the appeal. An excellent to a session.
xs2500 (187) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had in a sniffer poured from 750ml bottle. Pours pitch black beer with a thick brown head. Flavor is very chocolatey, ALCOHOL, but with a sweet kick.
Amazing taste with a warming sensation, carful this one take you to another planet.
Bebum (564) - - APR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque, little lace.
Very full body, dense flavor, smooth and rich mouthfeel, hot, long palate, tasty finish.
Sweet but balanced by bitter background.
Roast flavors, coffee, vanilla essence.
Wonderful, could pass as a stout.
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TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with brown head. Smells caramel, syrup and coffee malts. Feels rich creamy with decent carbonation in mouth. Tastes dark chocolate, coffee, light roasts, syrup. High alcohol content leaves it's after taste behind. A good stout.
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fugitive (1745) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Color dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma chocolate, roasted malty. Taste roasted, liqourice, malt, dark chocolate.