Ferris (16066) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle - Lots of dark roast, soy sweetness and bittersweet chocolate. Deep jet brown with a thin brown head. Soy, Worcester,dark roast, bittersweet chocolate and an oily mouthfeel. Bitter liquorice and sweet berry notes in the finish. Lots going on, sometime less is more. bhensonb (15487) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious. Scopey (15261) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. The colour is dark brown/black with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is of varnish, soy, toffee, caramel and molasses. The taste is initially of tangy soy sauce, liquorice and wood leading to caramel, molasses and plenty of dark fruits (cherries, plums, raisins). It has syrupy, rich mouth-feel and a sweet, warming finish. djd07 (15256) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at petrol station. Pours a dark brown with a small quickly diminishing head. The aroma is alcohol and roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with alcohol burn upfront and malt with a bitter finish. An interesting imperial stout from brewdog. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Pitch black - brown head. Burned, licorice, acid, alcoholic, wodden acid, sour acid aroma, sharpness, chocolate, coffee, sweetness, sticky sweetness, whiskey notes, high sweetness, roasted malts, caramel. Not that bad !!!
Ratman197 (15094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle p[oured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cranberry, dark chocolate, pepper, oak, jasmine and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted m,alt, cranberry, jasmine, dark chocolate, pepper, alcohol and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish. gunnfryd (15086) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, apple, coffee, heather, licorice. Flavour is sweet, fruit, apple, coffee, alcohol, heather, chocolate, dried fruits. Strong full bodied nice beer. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2016 Re-rate 8/16: Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with tiny floaties. Oxidation, chocolate, nuts, some dark fruits, alcohol, some smoke, vinous, sweet, kinda boozy. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4
imdownthepub (14943) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black. Aroma of lots of dark chocolate, some whiskey and dark fruits. Very sweet flavor with chocolate, sugar, some whiskey notes, a bit of tobacco notes and lots of alcohol. Full-bodied. 8/4/6/3/12=3.3
Cask conditioned at The Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. Dark brown with ruby hints, tan head. Initially very winey, with a grape like hit, then supplementary flavours like aniseed, cough medicine and liquorice poke their nose in. Candy like in the middle, then a heavy roasted finish. It plays with the senses certainly, but I wouldn’t keep going back to it. Tmoney99 (14744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.