jsquire (4417) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2013
Dark beer with a foamy tan head. Nice malty nose with some some vanilla notes and alcohol. Toffee sweetness, molasses, vanilla and spice with some burnt toast, sweetened coffee and a lot of green hop bitterness. Warming alcohol sensation as it warms. Complex set of flavors in a big beer. jkwalking05 (4731) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Black with a decent manilla head. Aroma is of roasted malts, light cardboard, sugar and woody hops. Taste is of roasted malt and chocolate. Scipio (1039) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a medium dark tan head. The aroma contains lots of candyish chocolate, some slight mint, but overall it has a real musty impression to it. Taste is more complex. Chocolate, pine, grapefruit, and a little bit of licorice. It is hoppy and bitter, with the citrus impressions becoming more pronounced at the end. Aftertaste is pine and grapefruit. Full bodied, with a more thick texture. Decent carbonation. This one is pretty good, although kind of unusual. There is quite a bit going on here and many should enjoy this more probably more than I do. I just don’t think this is my style. beastmaster (381) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Ccb hanuphu day. Brown pour with tan head.smells like toffee. Tastes like sweet coffee flavor. Oily. Easy to drink BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Hunahpu Day pour #12. Pours dark brown with big kahki head. Smells floral with a bit of citrus. Flavor is heavy scotch and dark fruits. A bit boozy. Not my favorite. Blegh.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours black with a light lace on the edge. Sweet malt aroma. Lots of coffee flavor with a mild hop flavor. Aftertaste is bitter and nice. Mouthfeel if full. Not a bad beer! Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, chocolate, roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, average carbonation, sweet hoppy finish. zacgillbanks (5118) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle from BrewDog website. Drank in 2015, aged for 5 years. Black in colour with a thin tan head. It has a rich, warming dark chocolate, red fruit and liquorice flavour, powerful burnt toffee and coffee notes followed by a nutty and oak and vanilla finish. Excellent!
Aged for 3 and 4 years. A black oily beer with very floral hoppy, red fruity and orange blossom flavours followed by black chocolate, blackcurrant, liquorice and a coffee, roasted finish. Amazing! BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle at craig’s. Black with tan head. Ashy roasty aroma, hint of bubblegum, toffee and resin. Taste of chocolate, bubblgum, licorice. Quite thick amd sweet with a bitter finish, slightly salty. Nice Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
NIce and very strong. NIce aftertaste a little too bitter but nice in every aspect.