Maakun (4796) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 2016 version at THT, thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Black with short lasting brown head. Massive cinnamon and spicy peppers, chocolate, bourbon, coconut, string spices, cognac, strong alcohol, sugary, coffee, sweet malts, calvados,lots of roasted notes. Very sweet, medium bitter. Full bodied with alcoholic and light spicy finish. 4.3
Original version, also at THT thanks to RandomstrangerNL. Much more chocolate, less peppers but still a bit of heat. Less alcohol, massive sweet chocolate, peppers and cinnamon. Amazing. Way better than the fresh bottle.
Zer0 (1219) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled, 2016 version. Thanks for sharing kermis. Pours massively dark without much of a head. Aroma is big chillies, cinnamon, dark chocolate, oak and some rum. Flavour is sweet, spices are pretty overpowering. Pretty spicy too. It feels a bit raw, but tastes so good. Does not really feel like a beer anymore, but I love it. Very viscous, definitely a slow sipper.
MrSquash (149) - Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of bittersweet fudge and booze. Flavor has nice amount of booze paired with chocolate and mild roast. Finishes with lots of alcohol and chocolate. Nice and smooth on the palate.
gephross100 (709) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours black like oil with no head. Cinnamon, cocoa, rum barrels and apple. Viscous mouthfeel. Small heat from the alcohol on the finish. This is phenomenal but needs to sit for a couple years.
Svartvit (384) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Pours a thick pitch black oily beer with a small mocha head. Aroma is big on the dark chocolate, coconut, coffee, vanilla, rum, bell peppers, chilli’s and a bit of smoke. Taste is heavy sweet, medium bitter. Full body with low carbonation. An amazing beer, this bottle is very fresh and would do well with a bit of age to lose some of the vegetal green notes from the chilli’s. Killer!
sjogro (3450) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 Shared bottle at kermis’ courtesy of Kermis. Vintage 2016. Black with almond st no head. Deep roasted chocolate malts. Dense black roast, chocolate, coffee and ash. Coconut and rum. Intensely sweet and moderate roasty bitter. Full body and low carb.
Still here, THT December at deanso’s! Vintage 2016 courtesy of RandomStrangerNL. Can’t believe I’m having this twice within a few weeks. Such a dense dark roast and crazy coco sweet, powered by spiciness and roasted paprika. Burnt to ash coconut and paprika. Me loves.
Vinyage 2012 courtesy of RandomStrangerNL. Big roasty with paprika and everything. Nice mild palate. Love.
mikem409 (2015) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich black color with tan thin head. Aroma of molasses and barrel. Taste is motor oil thick, subtle spice and a nice mix of the rum and slight apple tang.
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VIII on 10/07/2016. Pitch black pour with a thin light brown head that recedes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing. Coffee, rum, malt and chocolate aroma. Full-bodied with flavors of rum, cinnamon-infused brandy, chocolate malt, vanilla and apple. Just a touch of chili pepper. The finish is spiced rum and chocolate. Very good all around.
JohnnyJ (5493) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, with a tan head. Milk chocolate, rich, sweet, apple brandy, vanilla, dark chocolate, notes of chili pepper, and wood. Tasty.
alex021224 (17) - - OCT 27, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite stout of all time......hands down. I have had this over 10 times and people are saying it has falling off, but I think it is still drink VERY well.