Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Blackest/thickest beer I have ever seen- this puts Tenfidy to shame. Darkest head I have ever seen- deep dark brown with a slightly reddish tint. Body looks almost like blood. Aroma is very sweet and roasty malt. Flavor is very sweet rich hot chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Holy crap this si good. Very complex but still very smooth, balanced, and drinkable. Bottle from a trade with FreshBeerCesar, shared at the PreLabor Day tasting in Nashville. DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle shared with portableparty. Inky dark black pour, dark brown head and a strong boozy dark chocolate, and spicy coffee aroma. Flavor is smokey peat, coffee, very bitter dark chocolate and finished dry with the slightest aftertaste of spicy chili’s. Very well balanced and delicious beer. 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Thanks Chuck. The beer pours to a pitch black body with the darkest brown head that’s thick and tall. The aroma is rich chocolate, vanilla, rich black patent, and lots of 85%+ black chocolate. The flavor is rich chocolate with deep roasted malts and oatmeal. Subtle peppers. The palate is rich and robust. Clean textures. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2010
750 ml bottle (received from a couple people). Pours a viscous black color with a small tight reddish tan head. The aroma is deeply roasted, dark chocolate, slight ash, spicy, with hints of vanilla. The flavor opens with deep roasted malts, char, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Midway the vanilla, barrel and spicy peppers start to come through. Peppers linger well through the finish. Medium plus mouthfeel and smooth. This is a first class beer and I really like the addition of the ancho chili peppers. Thanks to all who have sent a bottle. cbfobes (2888) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Big thanks to rando7 to share this at the QC tasting, pours pitch black with a nice tan head, has a sweet aroma with chocolate and a hint of booze, the flavor is sweet with a great character of chocolate and some vanilla in the finish, mmmmm, wish I could get this in Wisconsin on a regular basis!
madsberg (11798) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Dense dark brown head. aroma of cocoa, roast, cocanut, sweetness, vague coffee and then some. flavour roast, coffee, coconut, sweetness, liqourice, vanilla. full bodied. Loads of roast and cocoa and a smooth bitterness in the end. Txh Plovmand for sharing. hallinghansen (3471) - Odense SV, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2011 Rating # 500. Bottle @ Plovmand, thanks. Very black body with a dark medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, port and vanilla. Flavor is bitter coffe, caramel, cocoa, roasted malt, alcohol and dried fruit. Very well balanced. Soft carbonation. Nice lacings.
Re- rate. Bottle @ Odense tasting. Black body with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and peppar notes. Flavor is Cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and dried fruit. Score is excactly the same as first rating. gnoff (11138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2012 First ratingSHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
1 pt 9.4 fl oz bottle on Jan 31, 2011, thanks to sebletitje!
11.5% most likely 2009 bottle
Dark brown color, to black; dark brown head. Dry, alcohol, some sort of pepper Swedish potatoe chips scent. Salty, licorice, grainy, malty, coffee taste. Coffee aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Black color, very very dark brown head. Roasted, alcohol, sweet, fresh, chocolate scent. Dark chocolate, cocoa, salty, sweet, grainy taste. Salty and chocolate, mixed with choli, aftertaste. Very smooth nice full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a two finger light brown head. Aroma is thick of chocolate and cocoa. Wow the taste comes head on at your taste buds, there plenty going on rich chocolate, spicy hints from the pepper, and yet there is a subtle alcohol burn to remind you this is beer. Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Thanks to Chalsk. Pours oily blak with dark brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, roastyness and pepper. Taste is spicey with a sweet finish. The spiceyness works so well with the chocolate sweetness. Very smooth and easy to drink. excellent.