vickvega82 (40) - Maine, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick dark black with a modest mocha colored head. No real lacing but sizable bubbling within the head. Has a distinctly booze and anise smell with a hint of the barrels it was aged in. The first sip is delightfully smooth. The barrel aging is right on the fore front. Unlike most black ales of this abv the black licorice is not overpowering but just right. Most definitely one of best black ales ive ever had. Top 3 for sure.
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown almost black color with a small tan head. Aromas heavy on chocolate/coffee with some smoke. Nice bitterness mixed with the coffee/chocolate flavors. Excellent porter.
Trainedpalate (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you’re thinking about having more than a couple of beers you may want to share this bottle with a friend. Though it’s quite filling, its high ABV is well masked by dark roasted coffee character. Dark, heavy aromas match the mocha colored head.
keenano (20) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown for the bottle. Dark brown initially to off beige head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, slight booze. Huge chocolate throughout, nice finish. Unbelievably easy at 13%. Solid brew
Werckmeister (1837) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75l bottle at Vienna Tasting shared by Nische, big thanks. BB 04/18/11. black color, small off-white head. smells of vanilla, licorice, spices, some roast. too much vanilla. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, vanilla, spices, wood, rather alcoholic. finishes lightly roasted with some alcohol with notes of licorice and wood. good stuff, a bit too much vanilla for me. overall ok.
Gurthnar (4535) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Vienna tasting February 2016. Many thanks! Almost black colour. Lots and lots of dark chocolatey coffeeish roasted flavours. Very rich and full bodied. Very tasty, very good. Excellent.
Cuso (7275) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly shared by Nische, many thanks. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Chocolate, dark malt, hazelnuts in aroma. Taste, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, biscuits, hazelnuts. Tasty.
Nische (1696) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Shared in Vienna. Pitch black with off white head. Chocolately aroma with light vanilla. Lightly roasted. Chocolate and light boozy. Light boozy, chocolately flavor with syrup, coffee, roast, milk chocolate and molasses. Strong flavors and nicely balanced.
TychoJames (915) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska bishops Örebro. Mörkbrun nästan svart kulör. Doft av knäck, choklad, vanilj och fat. I smak känns torkad frukt, rostad malt, mjölkchoklad, fat och vanilj. Skön kolsyrehalt och fin rund avslutning
GarageBrewer80 (256) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2016 Flaska från Bishop Örebro. Frisk och mustig på samma gång. Frisk smak av kakao, portvin, mjölkchoklad. Smutsig svart. Doft av portvin.
Birkhimer (4) - - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is complex and yet so easy to drink. It has so many notes it could write an opera. Share this with a good friend and you won't regret it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone