HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a thick black with a dark mocha head slowly dissipating. Coffee heavy nose with a conspicious bourbon aroma, also sporting relatively heavy dark raisin notes. Hint of soy. Noticed a coconut-esque sweetness in the thick, oily taste. Very smooth finish carried by a moderate sweet choc bitterness that balances the whole experience. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Wasn’t expecting a great deal from this but wow it delivered. A thick, sinisterly dark tan head sits stop the black body. Nose shows stewed dark raisins, almost rum like raisin notes. There’s coconut, powdered chocolate and a touch of soy sauce in there too. Raisins never overpower. Coconut and cocoa shine and are in superb balance. Smooth melted chocolate and a hint of coffee. Creamy mouth feel with light yet lengthy bitter sweet notes on the finish. Wow. Fantastic stuff. Wish I had another jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Jet black pour with an amazing tanned head! Aroma has powdered chocolate, coconut, hints of soy and dark raisins. Taste is incredibly balanced. Smooth chocolate and raisins combining exceptionally well. Loads of espresso coming through. Huge beer. Massive chocolate bitterness. Just struggling to put the glass down
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08-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting, from Kihoskh.
Black with brown head.
Wonderfull roasted aroma with also raisins and prune.
Taste the same. Fruit - raisin - and roast. So full. Quite sweet, low carbonation. Not alcoholic. Been wanting to try this for some time. Thx. Sonni for supplying this monster:-) BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
Sweet burnt malts and licorice. Taste like licorice and raisin (Sour ale mixt with stout). Pitch black and brown tiny head.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2013
Black pour, brown head. Strong aroma of licorice and raisins. Strong licorice in the taste aswell. Alongside raisins, deep plum, and some leather. Rich on the palate. Habanero (4682) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark, deep brown with a small brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malt, chocolate, wood notes, raisins and some spice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter with a hint of alcohol. Full bodied, oily texture and flat to soft CO2. A great impy. ★★★★ gunnar (9096) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of heavy roasted malts,vanilla, dark fruits and raisins. Taste is super smooth and silky, mild but hard roasted malts, dark fruits, coffe, raisins in rum. Light sticky and oily mouthfeel. Full bodied and very nice IS.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: An extremely sweet viscous fruity-roasted dark ale with discordant spiciness. Acceptable at best.Leighton (21296) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
How: Tap at Hill Farmstead Brewery.
The look: Black body topped by a very small beige head.
In long: Nose is sweet raisins, soy sauce, some other dark fruits, light spicy sensation. Tastes is uber-sweet, heavy sweet fig cookies, raisin pie, date squares, roast, cinnamon bun, awkward spiciness (star anise, more…), soy sauce. Very viscous, not carbonated enough, very cloying. Too sweet and viscous for me and overall just not very harmonious, a single glass was enough. Named after Paul Dirac, famous for his contributions to quantum mechanic, and I don’t know what this quantum thing is but I assume when a quantum mechanic bends over you can see his quantum mechanic buttcrack.
On tap at the Hill Farmstead Harvest Festival VIP Event, Vermont. Dark brown pour with a thick, beige cream head. Super sweet beer, tons of raisins, other dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, big and rich, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar. It’s an incredibly hefty beer, and certainly not one that lends itself well to a protracted drinking session, but still a damn tasty sipper.