Scopey (14699) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Rating#3800. Bottle thanks to Kenny at Jack’s farewell tasting. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is big, rich-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate gateaux, mild acidity, dried fruit, spice and light sesame. The taste is rich-roasted coffee, oily, chocolate cake, toffee, burnt notes, dried fruit, tablet, spice and a touch of bitterness. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big, bold and fairly sweet, yet somehow remains rather drinkable. Nice. DenverLogan (1212) - LA, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
From big bottle into Corsendonk chalice.
Pours black with brown head...some lace.
Aroma of sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, rich roasted malts, espresso, chili, roasted hazelnuts.
Modest carbonation and pungent mouthfeel.
Flavors of sour malts, bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, Mexican chocolate, burnt malts. Overall very bold and flavorful with some unique bitterness and sour notes atop lots of chocolate, spices, and raisins. alexsdad06 (10377) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Sample from a bottle at DLD ’11. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma has roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisins, a hint of alcohol and some peppery spice. Perhaps a touch oxidized. The flavor has roasted malt, dark chocolate, raisins, some peppery spice, some booze with a mild bitterness to the finish. Borup (14454) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013.
Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dark dried fruit, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and alcohol. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured near-black with a remarkably dark brown head.. looked quite imposing in the glass! The aroma picked up a hefty dose of raisins, molasses, and licorice with accents of coffee roast, herbal hops, and rye alcohol.. large and in charge. The flavor found mostly licorice and molasses at the core, along with a good hit of golden raisins.. oxidation and misplaced nutty roast laced throughout.. finished dry with powdered molasses, raisins, and roast. Heavy-bodied and very filling on the palate.. tangy and warm in the end, but the balance held.. very good overall.
Camons (12435) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle @ CBC. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, cedar, light boozy. Flavor is sweet with rich malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, rasins, licorice, cedar. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 030513 VsXsV (4437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC ’13. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, dark fruit, wood, port wine, chocolate and licorice. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of wood, chocolate, light booze and raisins. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. ansalon (3841) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Nose is bliss with chocolate, brown sugar, vanilla and coffee. Taste is similar with some cognac as well. Fantastic!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ktwse (4875) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Pours black with low dark tan head. Aroma of figs, raisins, brown sugar, syrup, melasses. Taste is very sweet with cherry port and alcohol. Tons of raisins. Body is medium to full, creamy, with low carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
Black coloured. Light brown head, mostly diminishing. Dark aroma, roasted malts, dark fruits, soy-sauce, faint alcohol. FLavor starts sweet, moderate acid, finish moderate bitter, harmonic. Syrupy texture.