Ungstrup (29950) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with an orange/brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alchol, and lighter notes of roated malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and coffee as well as lighter notes of roasted malt.
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(GABF05) Jet black body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some roast, cherry. Full body, smooth, some alcohol, but not as much as the ABV suggests.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, RBSG, 2006
black, short lived, thin fine brown head, sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma, very hot, roasted malt flavor but even that is obscured by the hot alcohol,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Bottle(?)... RBSG2006... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Nose is of chocolate, caramel and blackstrap molasses. Chocolaty, caramely flavor with burnt, bitter notes. Ultra full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes chocolaty, burnt and lightly bitter. World class beer!
daknole (9608) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 11, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand bottle from buckeyeboy! Thanks for this treat! Pours almost a black color with a tan head. Lots of molasses and roasted malt in the nose. Flavor is loaded with molasses, prunes, roast, alcohol and some dark toffee. A really good beer. Great actually.
3fourths (8288) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Sampled @ brewery, July 2004. Pitch black. Creamy tan head. thick and frothy up front, then a little sweet between a hefty dark chocolate presence with some smoked malts. Nose is strong roasted malts. Sweet in the end. Also a little fizzy, with a sweet chocolate malt finish... the only major complaint is the high carbonation, I would think that 11+ ABV would be less fizzy.
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-07-01. Black body has only a smattering of a head. 3+ Flavour of dark malt with a sort of tangy overtone, good amount of bitterness. Aroma has vaguely smokey/pepperette like character, muted roast. 7+ Smooth average to medium bodied palate. 3+ Perhaps it just didn’t fare well side by side with the Mikkeller Black Hole, this was decent but I found it a bit odd. On tap at Seattle International Beer Festival
Ughsmash (7202) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet another mason jar from the Samurai!! Thanks Exra! Looked a touch flat in the jar, but had a very welcoming rising carbonation in the glass when poured.. nice and black with just a little bit of deeper beige head sticking around. The aroma picked up lots of dark chocolate, mild coffee, and a little bit of vanilla with a bit too much alcohol apparent.. otherwise warm and very enticing! The flavor was large and imposing.. lots of dark chocolate that was fueled by alcohol, darker fruits, and anise.. warm alcohol and lots of dark malt on the back-end through the warm finish.. delightfully complex and enjoyable! Heavy on the palate with a little less carbonation than I’d like (but probably due to the effort in getting it to me).. top freakin’ notch on all fronts!
Ibrew2or3 (7146) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m savoring this brew as rating number 4,000.
I have wanted to try this for years and years now and this has been made possible by the uber generous Boise crew. Big thanks BuckeyeBoy (thanks Jeremy!) and of course my Dr. ditmier, as well as inflatablehair and JohnGalt1. The Boise crew is amazing.
It pours deep mahogany with fudge like hues, deep ruby edges and a nice mocha head. The aroma is bold with burnt toffee, thick, deep and rich dark fruity esters, fudge brownie and black strap molasses. I love the toffee - molasses biased in the nose. The taste is similar with burnt toffee, nice and rich dark fruity esters like prunes and berries to go along with a bit of a honey sensation. Into midway and rolling into the finish it picks up yummy chocolate and fudge. Awesome brew.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2004: Mostly opaque with a dark tan head. Rich, sweet, caramel, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate aroma. Starts full and sweet with caramel malt and toffee sprinkled with dark chocolate. Finishes with a sticky, syrupy sweetness and lingering roasted malt flavor that hides the alcohol very well. This exhibits great balance and complexity. A very nice imperial stout.