Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
This velvety concoction excites your senses with bottomless roasted, earthy and vinous notes.

dnstone's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2370) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Aroma is a wonderfull mix of belgian yeast tones (very much quad-like with spiced apple and pear fruit notes) and imperial stout roast-chocolate. "Black is the color" with a nice lively tan head. Flavor is straight boozy! Strong chocolatey-meets quad taste, justifying the aroma, with a strong shot of alcohol tones running through and warming at the end. Perhaps a bit too boozy, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured black into the snifter, small tan head no much retention or lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee and some booze. Taste of dark fruit, coffee some chocolate mixed with roasted malts, alcohol is blended in quite well. Complex and quite interesting. Certainly very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, raisons, and some nutty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lownote (327) - USA - JUL 30, 2015
Black with a brown ring of head. Nice Belgian aroma. Taste is roasty and Belgiany and sweet. Heavy body. Really delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1299) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Pours an opaque, very dark brown with a gray-taupe head. Banana chips and nearly burnt malt aromas. Thick and chewy. The flavors mimic the nose except that some chocolate gets expressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (275) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
75cl bottle served in a snifter. Pretty much pitch black with nice (if somewhat shortlived) dark tan head. Aroma is sweet indulgent candy sugar and Christmas cake. Taste is molasses, toffee, licorice, caramel and luxurious fruit cake. Very little bitterness present and very much in the same vein as Black Albert (the label states "Belgian Style") with the butterscotch richness and high viscosity. A real dessert of a beer - dismiss any reviews suggesting the bitterness is too high with this one; they are taking nonsense.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (4624) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Tap @ Hollywood. Big & black. Mild sterile sweet volatile impy stout aroma. No co2, inductively mouth coating. Flavors are nothing but on style terrible impy stout. What else can be said? A big nasty Nellie of a brew that is high alky and burns a little on the way down. DUDE! Way over the top and down the sides. What a silly name for its big impact on the palate. DIZZY!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1212) - Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque deepest dark brown (okay itís black) color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, anise, booze, cocoa, dark fruits and red wine. Taste adds mocha, berries, smoke, nuttiness, molasses and earthy spiciness. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, soft, rich with dark fruity, boozy and roasty finish. Itís boozy, fruity and roasty. Maybe some years will tame the wilder notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
moderrnlifeiswar (21) - Maryland, USA - JUL 10, 2015
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (3535) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of booze, dark fruit, chocolate. Tastes of dark fruit, chocolate, booze, caramel, some red wine-like notes. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Syrupy mouthfeel. Too much dark fruit for my preference.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (5824) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015.Many thanks to RichTheVillain. Opaque black / caramel coloured pour with a halo of tan head. Aroma is hot alcohol, solventy, choc vanilla, earthy notes. Flavour is composed of semi-sweet, dark choc, nutty, soft smoooth roast. Better in the flavour. Palate is full bodied.

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