cgarvieuk (24465) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 bottle at chris -o ... deep black ... no head ... spicy peppery roast malt nose ... big soft roast ... coffee and toffee ... some vanilla ... little coconut ... good solid roast ... only a little chilli ... best so far today ... br br ... deep black ... thin tan head ... big heavy roast malt ... little capsicum nose ...
Bottle at chrisO 2012 ... deepblack ... thin tan head ...deep meaty chocolate malt ... big chocolate ... soft toffee ... dark roast ... choclstr ... nice chilli spice 4.2
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle at home ... thanks to Ben ... Deep black ... thin tan lacing ... deep rich malts ... soft mellow but huge coconut ... light chilli ...light lime nose... sweet dark roast malts ... chewy malts ... light cocount... light chilli ... 4.3 again ... lovely
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Thanks to Ed - and Paul (if I recall correctly)! Pours deep brown-black with a thick, brown cream head. Aroma holds some lightly tangy dark malts, booze, heavy roast, some spice. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark malts, stinging alcohol, some dark fruits, raisins, tar, burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with dark baking cocoa, acidic coffee, booze, charred wood. It has a dry, vinous quality to it. It’s quite hot. Not overly sweet, which is nice. Very, very good. (4.2)Rasmus40 (20643) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at The Stouts Tasting, London - thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown head. Rich dark malt nose, spices, dark chocolate. Big sweet flavor with oily chocolate, cinnamon and chili, dark char. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with more oily, dark chocolate, light chili spice coconut, cinnamon, earthy bitterness, dark malts. Great stuff. (4.3)
CBC. Vintage 2012. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is is quite sweet and rather biter.Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth. 030513 fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Beerhunter111 (20472) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
2017-01-28, Sergey’s hunt, released March 12th 2016, 7-4-8-3-16=38
Oily black color with barely any head. Nutty and spicy aroma. Thick mouthfeel, undercarbonated, roasted malts, very heavy cinnamon and chili pepper flavor.
Yes, it’s good, but it’s unbalanced and unclassy.
2010-03-26, courtesy of Beershine, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Black color; medium sized dark brown head. Light aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cacao, light alcohol, very light vanilla. Thick and quite viscous mouthfeel; very strong chocolate flavor, lightly smokey, salty; light chili pepper too; tobacco; more liquorice in the end, with warming alcohol. Peculiar, very good, not easy, but bold.
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, geringe braune Schaumkrone. Geruch süß intensiv röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack intensiv süß röstmalzig, Vanille, Cocoa, Schokolade, Sahne, sehr dickflüssig.
Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 20, 2014
Schokoladig malziger Antrunk mit an Weihnachten erinnernde Aromen. Leicht dunkel fruchtig, minimale Schärfe. Vollmundig, auch im Nachgeschmack weiterhin sehr malzig. 11/13/12/13/12/13 Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle at Endo’s house, 25/05/13, thanks to Jason for securing this from the source.
Mid black with a big billowing dirty tan head - this looks the bollocks!
Nose is dark malt, chocolate, leather, demerara sugars, vanilla, pinch of spice.
Taste comprises chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, spice, hint of chilli pepper, sugars.
Full body, slightly viscous, smooth on the palate.
Great stuff, ticks all the impy boxes, alcohol kept in check and not overly sweet. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Pitch black beer with a nice dark brown head. Mint aroma, chocolate, roasted, milky, cocoa, tar, dark chocolate, vanilla, nutty notes, some hops, soot, figs, raisins, dades. Mint and chocolate flavor, roasted, cocoa, figs, raisins, tar notes, full bodied, with hops balancing. Finish is mint, chocolate, cocoa, figs and milk notes. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle at Chris’ Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia tasting. I’ve had this twice now, so thanks to both Puzzl and Ken for allowing me the chance to drink this. Oily coconut. Very decent, but lacks a lot of character. Decent, hides alcohol well. Smooth creamy dark choc and I did have quite a bit of this so I must have liked it, but still doesn’t hit the heights, plus I scored it 3.5 the first time and 3.6 this time so pretty consistant. saxo (18301) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC 2012 version. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and hops. Nice and dry.