Zlotta (3499) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2017
0.33 l bottle, best before March 2014 (must be about eight years old now), 13% abv, courtesy of bierkoning, thanks Edo! Pitch black with a large, fluffy, slowly diminishing, light brown head. Sweetish-malty, slightly roasty and a bit fruity aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnut and some oak. Quite sweet, malty, moderately roasty and slightly fruity taste of dark chocolate, mocca, hazelnut, vanilla, praline and some oak, followed by a medium long, rather roasty-bitter, slightly earthy-dry, minimally tart finish. Medium to full body, creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, average carbonation. Didn't expect to see the beer streaming out of the bottle, then feared it was infected, and it provided some tartish, fruity notes indeed. Still turned out to be a fantastic dessert stout, even if with a unique character and an increased drinkability. martjoobolut (4814) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2017
Bottle, 13% abv at beer lovers, Antwerp. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is massive chocolate, malt, coffee, roast. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, chocolate, malt, coffee, some smoke. Finish is chocolate and coffee. Overall: great. weark (833) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2017
Bouteille achetée en 2011 chez Erzbierschof - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse fauve - Au nez des arômes de café, de malt torréfié, madère, alcool, tabac, viande grillée, chocolat, sucre, complexe, vieille et massive - en bouche plus de chocolat, vanille, viande grillée, tabac, madère, terreuse, café, c’est puissant et corpulant, l’impression d’alcool ne se retrouve pas en bouche malgré les 13%, le vieillissement la sûrement estompé - Corp ample, amertume moyenne, carbonation légère, soyeuse, final café sucré chocolat - Vraiment impressionnante après 6 ans en cave cette bière n’a rien perdu et c’est même carrément améliorée, l’alcool c’est estompé, tout c’est arrondi magnifique 90 (614) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2017 Wow!!! Koffie, tabak, likeur. Doorleefd en toch fris ondanks leeftijd. Zurigheid en as in de afdronk. anstei (2449) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of Toni Fluekiger, BB March 2015 - First vintage from 2010. Pours super dark brown. Aroma is strong bourbon and vanilla, some booze, coffee and chocolate. Body is heavy, but with a low but fizzy carbonation not the strong sugar bomb it could be. Sweet with only a little roast or bitterness. Palate is long lingering sweetness, continuing all the flavours. Very, very nice, ages with grace.
diabel (1720) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 Deep black body. Brown creamy head. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, red wine, ... Heavily sweet, moderately bitter flavour. Especially intensity bitter in the after taste. Heavily bodied. dfearnley (2247) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Motor oil, soy, molasses, caramel, toasted malt
Adjunct: Caramel, jaggery, pomegranate, butter aromatics; dark reddish brown with a tan head. StilleStorm (1553) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
DWF; Bottle 75cl, drunk at Hall Toll. Pours smal to moderate, black, somewhat lacing with a fading, tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, tobacco, leather, moderate coffee, chocolate, dark dried fruit and light ash. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter, balancing with a sweet leather, forever chocolate lasting finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation is soft. kerenmk (4861) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Vova? Very dark brown/black with a tan ring. Sour, gherkin aroma but then hot chocolate, carob and then beef jerky. A little sour in the mouth, bitter and deep taste, some ash and then a bit sweet chocolate. Medium-to-full body, slightly carbonated, a little oily texture, some alcohol and dry nuts. MPA (999) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle, rated January 31. BBF March, 2014. A real gusher. Came out on it’s own. Huge brown head on top of a pitch black beer. Aroma of alcohol, plums, cocoa, hints of coffee and molasses. Thick mouthfeel with sweet flavour of chocolate and coffee notes along with a slight tart plum flavour. It settles with a roasted bitterness adding to the rather complex flavour, which seems to really come in different layers also making it simple to decipher. Great beer.