konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Pitch black with a light brown head. Packs a raw coffee flavour with dark fruits and a hint of whisky. Very big body on this beer! porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(500 ml bottle from 1828 Vintage House, cellared for 1 yr. after purchase) Pours very dark brown with a half a finger of tan head that recedes to a thin covering. Aroma of port, molasses, prune, cocoa/chocolate and raisins. Mouthfeel smooth but a touch thin and fizzy, lightly milk-shakey with a slight bit of chalk. Flavor of port, cocoa/chocolate, light cherry, raisin with a bit of caramel as it warms. A little less "big" than a more American-style imp. stout and a little less complex but more refined. Excellent. jrob21 (3878) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
A bit of roasted malt but more of a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Flavor has some vanilla and bittersweet coffee and chocolate. The finish is creamy, smooth and very reminiscent of melted bittersweet chocolate again. The finish is very nice but the hint of alcohol just before the finishing touch has to wear off after a while before you can enjoy the rest of the drink. Pretty well made, complex, and roasty malt goodness here. crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2010
had this bottle last night when I was drinking... I do remember it being extremely smooth, almost like a milk stout. So creamy. The ABV on it it VERY well hidden. now that I see it is 10.5% wow. find it, buy it. totally worth a try. Sorry this is short. didnt want to gyp the review on it, as it was really good... but ended up doing it anyway. minch25 (576) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Rich dark chocolate aroma. Something slightly dirty also reminds me of Mikkeller’s weasel droppings. Full-bodied. Flavor is immediately salty, licorice root, very woody. Lots of wood in the finish, not clean like new oak either. Really nice shit, very well done.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2010
50 cl bottle, pours deep dark with a nice dark creamy head, aroma is hoppy with notes of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, taste is chocolate and coffee with a slightly roasted feel, ok bitterrness, nice smooth finish, excellent beer overall. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 Coffee, creamy milk chocolate, toasty gritty background really brings it together. Jet black, creamy in the glass, creamy dense tan head. Burnt and scorched. Lots of chalky black malt, little hint of vanilla. Ashy toasty white bread. Nice green hoppy finish, bit of a one-two punch to the strong black malt. Perceived faint tartness toward the finish, though only a hint. 010911 Jet black, very dense creamy dark mocha head. Big coffee nose, strong dark roasted coffee on the palate, creamy thick body. lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2010
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. Rated @ 14.5.2010.smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Pours a pitch black colour with a massive, a bit creamy head. Lots of roastiness on the nose with coffee, chocolate, malt and hop notes. Roasted coffee and hops dominating the taste with notes of salty licorice. Full bodied with very rich flavours. Warming mouthfeel. Really good.
Pours black with dark brown head. Roasted malts and a nice hoppy aroma. Roasty and bitter flavor with a hint of sweetness. Full body with minimal carbonation. Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle, 50cl. Pours black colour with a small brown head. Roasted malt and coffee in the aroma with notes of chocolate and alcohol. Flavour is sweet and roasted with some coffee and alcohol. Medium to full body, bitter aftertaste.