Grumbo (617) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Fraz at Norwich Tap House. Pours almost black with a small tan coloured head. Aroma of coffee, toasted malts, chocolate, hint of sour berry, not much by way of vanilla though. Medium sweetness mixing well with a light sourness, medium/full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. A beautiful sipper for a cold November evening.
oliodnb (370) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with a short lasting creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, liquor, very light peat/smoke aroma, some alcohol. Taste is also sweet, lots of roastiness, coffee, chocolate, some cherries, lightly smoked again, very light soy sauce. Finish has some light acidity and ground coffee bitter notes. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation, full body. Excellent.
gEUS (1236) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by a kind soul at BBF’14. Pours deep brown with a small geyish head. Nose is lots of sweet milk chocolate and a good dose of roasted coffee beans. Medium to full body with nice dark flavours and vanilla notes. Wonderful imperial stout!
boingboomjimmy (14) - - OCT 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An opaque black oily appearance with no head, but the star is the aroma. Huge milk chocolate and vanilla. Incredibly smooth with a slight hop bitterness to begin with but mainly chocolate vanilla milkshake feel, and a tinge of alcohol warmth at the end. Beautiful.
kraddel (3542) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At BBF 2014
Pours black, small to no grey head .
Smell is coffee .
Taste is coffee . Bitter , some chocolate ( very milky chocolate ) . Very much my taste, sir !
Fin (7613) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle picked up from ’Jacks’, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, consumed at Camping Het Rieven, Landsmeer, nr Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday 27th September 2014. This is damn good, really impressed with this solid gold beauty. So creamy and chocolatey its a filthy sexy beast of a beer, you need Barry White on the stereo and a rich, thick chocolate mousse yum.. Coffee creeps out from behind the chocolate and there is also a nice seam of custardy vanilla. Wonderful. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.3
yngwie (13924) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours an opaque black body under a small, dense, light tan head leaving some lacing. The aroma is rather treacle-ish and licorice-ish, with some coffee hints and heavily roasted malts. In the far back there’s some dark chocolate, and the alcohol level is detectable too. Somehow, it also smells sweetish, like when chewing brown sugar. The flavor though, is certainly sweet, with a nice bitterness in the back, trying to,but not managing to, win over the sweetness. Treacle, salty licorice, roasted malts and some prunes, dates and coffee, and some dark chocolate, leather, bonfire and alcohol. Full body, nice carbonation and considering the ABV level, not much warmth. Lasting roasted, licorice finish equally complex as the initial flavor. A wonderful beer indeed, but I’d like some more green in it, as it is now there’s too much black I think. 140921
javiercrasher (175) - Granada, SPAIN - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Negra con una buena capa de espuma beige sin mucha retención.
Aromas a café principalmente, con algo de chocolate y sin presencia de la vainilla. También madera humedecida en alcohol.
Buen cuerpo y con un trago sedoso.
En boca el alcohol muy bien disimulado, primeramente aparece el chocolate pero finalmente el café vuelve a tomar todo el protagonismo. Siendo excesivo, café molido que deja un final seco. Me esperaba más de esta cerveza.
s_hartshorne (1614) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg anchorage Sheffield. Black thin head. Aroma is choc coffe roasted malts milk taste is same really good sweetness good bitter finish. Nice oily body. Good stuff.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at Grünerlřkka Mat & Mikro Festival 2014. Black body with a small tanned head. Strong roasty aroma with herbal notes, cocoa. Taste of strong espresso, vanilla, nuts and chocolate. Good thick body, nice dry roasty finish. Quite nice and balanced!