JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Poured a nice black, semi-opaque color with a very nice fluffy tan head. The lacing was predominant as well, and clung quite well. The typical roasted and toasted aromas were there, but were sort of muted for this style. The mouth feel was sort of heavy, almost chewy, but still worked well. The flavors were full of roasted malt, raisins, dark chocolate, and hints of vanilla and smoke. The hops blended in nicely, as it stood up to the backbone of the malt. The alcohol was nicely covered up, and helped the beer reach it’s complexity. Very well made.
Pallleon (19) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 23, 2017
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mélyfekete szín. Habja szinte nincs is. Nagyon testes, szinte krémes állagú. Étcsokoládés íz. Az alkohol alig van jelen, mintha egy kicsi kávélikőr lenne benne. Nagyon is ajánlott sör. Kategóriájának egyik legjobbja.
dysenteri (216) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle from SB. Coffe , chocolate, dark fruit. Thick mouthfeel, bitter herbyspice stuff.
konungen (531) - - JAN 20, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Riktigt svart öl. Mörk beige / brunt skum. Rostad malt, sötma, mörkt socker, torkad frukt, lite alkohol. Fantastiskt god!
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benghan (11) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours thick, black with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Sweet and quite bitter. Full bodied, thick and smooth.
stouby (4538) - Holbćk, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at DŘE US tasting. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma medium+ malty (roasted) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet, roasted, burnt, heavy bitter, light burning alcohol. Fat body, quite flat.
jamestulloch (3705) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo - bottled 19 months ago. Black body with a thin tan head that slowly fades. Faint lacing. Aroma of furniture polish, charred barbecue and Christmas pudding. Flavour of espresso, dark chocolate and deep, roasted malts. Medium to full body with a smooth, creamy texture. The finish just goes on and on - for me it is the best thing about this wonderful beer.
kaserov (376) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 15, 2017
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de dos dedos de grosor (retención decente). Carbonatación mínima. Aroma básicamente alcohólico, no capto más. Sabor torrefacto y alcohólico, demasiado fuerte para mi gusto.
dnicolaescu (2279) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 9, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOTTLE 12 OZ. Inky black, dark espresso head. Rich and luscious aroma - not as much roasty as sweet - molasses, dark fruit jam, alcohol spice. The taste is very intense, pretty heavy on malts, lots of molasses and sticky dark sugars, some dark fruits. Of course, the roast malts and the alcohol manage to turn it into a greater desert beer. Excellent.
Iznogud (3075) - CROATIA - JAN 9, 2017
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 355 ml, present by Vlado, shared with JFK10000. Pours black with small brown head. Roasted malts, lots of chocolate, coffee, cocoa, dark fruit. Quite sweet. Full bodied, soft carbonation, thick, creamy, oily. Great one.
SebBrews (91) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JAN 9, 2017
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black with thin tan head that fades away swiftly. Aroma is dark chocolate, licorice, alcohol. Taste is initially aggressively bitter, then it evolves to mildly bitter after the beer sits in the glass for a while. Alcohol is maybe too predominant and not too well hidden by the malt base. Hints of coffee liquor and burnt bread. Undertones of smoked wood. Heavy body, viscous mouthfeel, low to medium carbonation. Bitter finish.