TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2012
18 cl bottle at the Farmer’s Cabinet De Molen dinner served with Slightly Pickled Halibut. Deep black brown with a tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and a whisper of cognac. Creamy medium to full body with soft but zesty carb. Taste is dark chocolate, brandy, caramel and vanilla finishing slightly bitter. Superb blending elevates this to extraordinary levels. quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Thanks to Holy for sharing. Black pour, good head. Huge aroma of chocolate and coffee, almost like chocolate brownies before baking. Flavor has that plus a touch of scotch, though not as big the aroma. Flavor lingers on the tongue a while. Very nice. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
Thanks to vertical bacon strips for this. Pours pitch black with a dark tan, airy cap. Smells like molasses/licorice and roasty, caramel malt. Cherry/plum scents. The taste is cherries/plums. Licorice. Woody. Coffee. Vanilla. One of the better impy stouts I’ve had lately. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Nip bottle. Poured very deep brown with a nice, dense dark tan head. The aroma picked up sweeter, milkier chocolates and vanilla over a rich layer of burnt coffee and dark chocolate.. lots of oak in there too.. brighter notes around.. came back to some delicious-smelling malts on the back of the nose. The flavor opened with tart oak and coffee beans, with mostly burnt coffee and ashy black patent malts beneath.. peppery alcohol and dry, toasted oak jumped in on the back-end.. grainy, bitter, and too roasty on the long, scratchy finish. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. alcohol was about where it needed to be considering the ABV.. very good overall, but it was just a little too burnt and too roasty. jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2012
18cl bottle, thanks to Jeffo. 01/25/2012. Pours deep black, huge rocky tan head, ridiculous size relative to the amount of liquid here. Looks great. Nose presents chocolate roasted malts, mild coffee undertones with a little ash, transitions into vanilla, licorice, boozy dark fruits, grapes noticeable. Taste of roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dark fruity sweetness on the tongue, finally some cognac coming through as the beer warms, long intense aftertaste. Smooth, extremely drinkable, lovely on the palate. For me, a step above the regular Black Damnation, but perhaps slightly below H&V 666. Either way an absolute pleasure.
BuckeyeSammy (617) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Confusing nose of cleaning products, nail polish remover, coffee and mocha. Tastes great. Bitter front end. Hot, alcohol present.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2012
From tap @Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Low rusty brown head. Body is black as the original sin. Rich and complex aroma; Mild coffee, English licorice, vanilla, dark fruits with a hint of acidity to it, and some fine tones of liqueur. Extremely soft in the mouth. Creamy, with a nice prickling sensation from the tiny-bubbled carbonation. Big malt body, yet easy on the palate. A wide range of inviting flavors. Creamed coffee, dark dried fruits, rich choco/cocoa, roasted black malts, sweet licorice, wood and vanillla. Pleasant liqueur-ish alcohol warmth in the ending. An awesome IS with great drinkability. Finn (7547) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Fra kran på Schouskjelleren, Oslo 18 Okt 11. Svart. Lavt luftig skum. God fruktig og litt metallisk aroma. Smaker som Irish Coffee! Søt med innslag av matall & sjokolade. God. bergstaden (2981) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
Black with a light brown head - sweet malt aroma with coffee and some other sweet - good malt body with a lot of sweetness - a long lasting finish - very good and easy drinking - wow larsga (7539) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2011
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty licorice aroma with spicy cinnamon carraway notes. Sweet-dryish roasty cocoa and mint taste with alcoholic vanilla notes. Fullish body. Mild, hot mouthfeel. Dryish mealy licorice and cocoa aftertaste with spicy carraway notes. Lovely! Dangerously drinkable. (0.2l draft at Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Rated twice.)