phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle, 18 cl. Rating #450. Pours black with a small dissipating brown head. Aroma has lots of dark fruits and port notes, raisins, prunes, plums, figs, malt sweetness, chocolate, coffee, oak, delicious cognac note and a slightly dry leathery touch and some nice roasted notes. Really complex nose. Delightful. Taste is somewhat more rough than the aroma, high roastiness, coffee, charcoal, dark chocolate, some of the same dark fruits but not as dominating as in the nose. Nice oak and cognac impressions. A dry finish from a hot evaporating alcohol on the palate, which works really nice, cleaning the palate for next sip. Really good. Leighton (21075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2011
Bottle at 4:20. Pours brown with a small, tan head. Dark, ashy and cocoa malts on the nose. Medium sweet, light mocha, notes of booze. Full in body with average to lively carbonation. Warm, almost hot finish, lots of cocoa and dark malts, some milk chocolate, bits of ash and peat. Great stuff. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Thanks to Popkas for this Whale War tick and glass I ticked it in, Jester King snifter... deep dark black with a big medium tan head, great retention and lace as was expected... nose of roasted chocolate, a bit of ash, some nice subtle vanilla in the middle and a finish of citrus fruits, reminds of black albert, but a little light overall, wish it opened up more... the taste is stronger, chocolate on the front then roasted coffee, a bit too ashy and burnt, as it warms it gets more ashy and bit to hot, a little vanilla finish but this is sadly almost ruined by the ash, really quite disappointed... really nice mouthfeel, quite full... not bad, but don’t give up much RasmusOtt (2733) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, gun powder, liquorice, chocolate and wood. Taste of dark bitter chocolate, liquorice, tobacco, roasted malts, wood, dryness and some light hoppy notes. Nice duration and well balanced.
Hansen (8587) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
Impressing that it has a lasting head, having 13 % abv. Dark, almost black, dark tar, medicine, whiskey notes, islay, port. Heavy sweet flavor, more darkness, burht syrup, roasted, warming alcohol. Stiiky, syupy.
Zita (6317) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
sweet nice aroma and a lot of others things,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, salty, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice soft and harmonic beer. Habanero (4635) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011
Botlled. Pours deep brown with an average sized brown head. Good lacings. Nose of roasted malt, alcohol wood and vanilla notes.Sweet flavour with roasted malt, bitter chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Full bodied. Oily texture. Flat carbonation. Ends up more dry with some malt bitterness and at bit of alcohol. A rich and delicious imp. stout.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
Sampled @ RBWG by Dak!!! Raven pour with a small tightly packed chestnut head. Lots of cocoa, vanilla, coffee bean, roasted malt, caramel and alcohol. Tasty. hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Coal black ale with a mid-sized, cappuccino head that hangs around seemingly forever. The fantastic nose offers vanilla, fudge, bourbon and coconut. Full-bodied with soft, airy carbonation. The hearty flavor is of Cuban mocha - acrid smoke, acidic espresso and a hint of cardboard. Maybe a tad oxidized. Acrid, acidic, mildly boozy finish. Bottle of world class ale courtesy of Plovmand! wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle from Olbutikken, Copenhagen. Deep dark brown/black satanic pour with a thin tan head. No messing from the get go here. Hefty nose of dark chocolate, rubber, barrel, coffee and booze. Flavour was devilishly good (sorry); and had plenty of the above qualities in addition to big roasty notes, dark fruit and some whisky lurking in the shadows. Full, rich and complex with adeptly smothered alcohol. Nothing short of a Revelation (13:18)..................