Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma has loads of coffee, roasted malts, licorice, chocolate, molasses, soy sauce and some alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet caramel sugars up front with more roasted bitterness in the finish. Leaves an alcoholic warning glow that lingers. I am a bit of a sucker for these thick black stouts, and this one definitely delivers.
Nisse666 (7051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg
AR: vanilla coffey, white sugary
AP: dark brown and oily body, no head
F: rocky sugary, coffey, heavy warming, grainy, warming feeling (again?), bourbon vanilla
Holmen2 (3457) - NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ebony, a hint of dark brown head.Aroma of port, alcohol and bitter dark berries. A lot of caramelized sugar, caramel pudding, caramel sauce and soya souce in taste and aftertaste. Also some bitterness in aftertaste.
Mr_Pink_152 (4598) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle from strait and narrow. Colour in thick black, with a small dark tan head. Aroma has sweet treacle and roast. Taste is similar with liquorice, chocolate and hen some.
jdheredia2 (28) - - MAY 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black stout that taste incredible for having such a high alcohol percentage. A unique taste that starts smooth and ends with a berry flavor. Nice that it isn’t oily or thick on the tongue. Almost no head. It cost me 12 EURO but had to try it since I’m a Mikkeller, Nogne-O, and a Brew Dog fan. An overall superb collaboration. Still not sure if I want to pay that price again, but would like to drink it again.
bursprak (2843) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Voldby. Horizontal with the 2 other blends. Pours jet black with a smallish beige head. Nose has a mix of red berries, chocolate, roasted malts and sweet vanilla. The high ABV is very well hidden. Taste has a pleasant mix of light tart berries and sweet chocolate and vanilla notes. Reminds me a lot of a nice sherry. By far the best one out of the three.
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle served in a Brewdog glass at Brewdog Birmingham. Pours a thick black liquid with a very small head which disappears almost immediately. Little to no carbonation but acceptable for the style. Taste is upfront coffee with a huge bitterness. The sweetness from the fruity notes (tasting notes say Cranberries and Jasmine) but these delicate flavours cannot overpower the huge burnt malt taste present. Overall a good beer but far from the best in it’s range and at £19 for 33cl it really ought to. Show it a Black Albert or Bourbon County and it wouldn’t know what to do with itself.
hawanna (3254) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 l bottle
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, floral, alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, brown, hazy, frothy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Zita (6275) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sweet roasty, coffee, toast, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, very heavy finish.
Hansen (8545) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Light brown head, diminishing. Heavy roasted and sweet aroma, medicine. Heavy flavor, starts sweet, faint smoke, port-wine, creamy.