gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a motor oil black color with a small tan head that disapates quickly. The aroma is deep and dark, filled with bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, and hints of licorice spice and dark rum. The taste is of roasted malts, dried fruits, bitter chocolate, yeast and alcohol. The finish has some spice, with lots of boozy flavor. Medium bodied with fairly low carbonation.
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 650ml brown bottle. Pours black. Thin ring of tan foam on top. Nose has big roast, some alcohol notes, some liqourice notes. Taste is roasty, cocoa notes, some toasted notes, noticeable alcohol. Dry and roasty end. Medium bodied, carbonation is on the lighter side. Overall a nice impy, shows its alcohol quite a bit.
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by matt9875. Thanks bro!
A: This unique stout appears pitch black with a half inch of beige head that fades to nothing after a few moments, leaving only the faintest trace of lacing.
S: Licorice, roasted malt, alcohol, yeast, dark chocolates.
T: This is a really good beer, albeit impressively strong. The flavors are bold and robust, with a prominent liquor and molasses flavor that mingles well with the Belgian yeast aspect.
M: Smooth and medium bodied. Alcohol presence is there, but has been tamed with time.
D: This brew has greatly smoothed out with a little age on it, making it considerably more drinkable than when I had it fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-19-2011
phaleslu (7824) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours an opaque midnight brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, earth, dark fruits, molasses, ash, and licorice. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate, cola, molasses, licorice, and soy. Medium-bodied, with a fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. The roast has really mellowed out in this.
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from MeadMe, thanks for the opportunity. Glugs out of the bottle a thick black color with a smallish tan head that shows some staying power. Smells of dark caramel, licorice, burnt sugar, chocolate, with hints of smoke and alcohol. Taste is Thick and burnt with lots of licorice, chocolate, and caramel. Long lingering earthy ethanol burnt sweetness. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and chewy vinous burnt mouthfeel. This is a big thick sweet monster of a beer and I enjoyed it till the end.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown disapering head. Aroma is roasted malt, light smoke, ash, coffee and light chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol, light smoke, ash and tobacco.
pineypower (2791) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this beer a few times young and it was pretty hot, so here we go on a bottle I found sitting in my cabinet. Pours out black with a rim around the edge of the glass of a tan head. Aroma is lots of raisins, dried fruits, light chocolate, sweet and sticky alcohol and plum wine. Taste is of sweet dried fruits, chocolate, light alcohol, fruity yeast, candied plums, light roast, some perfumy fruit notes, earth and a little more warming alcohol on the finish. Complex beer that has definitely aged well as the alcohol has calmed down big time.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black beer with a dark beige head. The aroma is malt, licorice, chocolate, alcohol and notes of cardboard. The flavor follows the nose with additional notes of oxidation. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter. This is from 2008 in case you weren’t paying attention.
3.0 A: Black color. A little over one finger of frothy light brown head. Retention is poor, but at 13.6%, what do you expect. No lacing.
4.0 S: Rich nose full of supple roastiness, tons of sweet chocolate, molasses, and loads of caramel. So incredibly well integrated; time has done this well. Booze is extremely well hidden.
4.5 T: Follows the nose for the most part. Powerful, but soft roastiness. Big hits of chocolate, molasses, and caramel. Sweet without being too sweet. Rich and wonderful. The booze is hard to taste, but it does give a nice warming on finish.
4.5 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess and super smooth.
4.5 D: Delicious beer. Drinking great now.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-01-2012 04:37:51
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On-tap on a visit to my hometown.Pours thick and black with a nice tan head that dissipates quickly.Wow, you can really smell the boos in this sucker. There is also hints or fruits and burnt chocolate.The taste is almost vinous at first with the flavor of dark fermented fruit mixing in. The burnt malts are the last thing to come though before the extremely boossy finish.There are some very interesting things going on in this brew. I don?t even know how I would classify this one. It seems sort of like a melding of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and an Imperial Stout. So overall a very unique beer but I would have liked to have seen a bit more balance for the alcohol.