morgoth79 (18) - - FEB 8, 2016
bottiglia, nera intensa, schiuma compatta e persistente, in bocca liquirizia forte degnamente liquorosa e alcoolica, si perde un pelino sul finale ma merita mkel07 (5963) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from Beer Cartel 150316. This is a big roasty stout that fills the mouth with flavour. Burnt bitter finish leaves a long lingering aftertaste. Looks good in the glass and the only thing missing is the fire to sit around. Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Bottle at home in London. Version with ABV of 7.4%, bottled on 06/02/2013, so the beer has had plenty of time to develop. Pours deep brown-black with a huge, lasting beige foam head. The aroma is quite dynamic, with plenty of well roasted malts at the core, surrounded by baking cocoa, some dark fruits and toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with rich, slightly bittersweet cocoa, restrained charred malts, some raisins, chocolate cake, light flinty minerals, some dark bread, milk chocolate. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and an exceedingly creamy mouthfeel. The finish has just a touch of alcohol warmth, followed by lots more richly roasted malts, baking cocoa, moderate scorched earth bitterness, ash, slight tobacco and further chocolate cake. Rich and complex, this beer is also impressively well balanced and drinkable. If you happen to be sitting on a bottle of this beer that was released in early 2013, I would drink it now because I cannot envision it getting any better than this. RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle, Rehills, Newcastle. Rich leathery, roast and liquorice aroma. Rich bitter palate, with chocolate and faint smoke. Long finish, with some coffee and a little bit of spruce. Superb. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
Zwart bier met een beige kraag. Ruikt koffie, geroosterd en chocolade. Smaakt ook zo. Erg goed. Iets te veel carbo. Lekker zacht. Veel koffie.
caesar (7153) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle from de Molen beershop at 8.0%, dated 27/1/2015 BB 27/1/2017, large sample. Dark color, medium frothy brown head. Aroma of roast, lots of dark bread, bit mocha and butterscotch, slight fruity note. Medium bitter in taste, laurel, licorice, butterscotch. Another great one from BBNo. szymonskc (902) - Skórcz, POLAND - FEB 18, 2016
Aromat dosyć intensywny, palone słody, kawa, gorzka czekolada i taki likierowy alkohol. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzyste. Beżowa, bardzo obfita piana, kremowa, średniopęcherzykowa, trwała, ładnie zdobi szkło. W smaku dominują palone słody, kawa, gorzka czekolada, pralinki. Wszystko to fajnie intensywne, gęste i lekko alkoholowe. Średnia goryczka, w stronę wysokiej, średnie wysycenie. Pychota. DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle @ benzai thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a small beige to light brown head. Smells coffee, roasty, grassy. Tastes a lot of coffee, a lot of chocolate, chocolate bitterness, chocolate. Full body, soft carbo. Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mailzacgillbanks (5180) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Pours opaque ebony brown with pillowy tan head and earthy rich roast barley nose. Full body with spritzy carbonation, coffee and chocolate. Rich, hides itssstrength well. Umami dry toast., touch of lemon peel. V drinkable. Rich cherry notes.
6.1% Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is an opaque black beer with liquorice and chocolate flavours, coffee and roasted malt on the finish.