Garlic_of_Doom (643) - - NOV 9, 2012Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle at Tröls.
Pours black with lacing instead of a head.
Aroma is a bit smoky and leathery with the regular roasted malts.
Leathery, roasted in taste as well. Some coffee and liquorice. Quite bitter taste over all, leaning towards sour which wasn’t that good. Perhaps not a perfect bottle.
Dry and a bit ashy mouth feel, long bitter after taste. Full bodied, low carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden and only shows up at the end.
Bottle from Bierkompass!
melush (3964) - SPAIN - DEC 29, 2016
Pours deep black with a nice espresso head. Aroma has roasted malts, coffee and some barrel notes. Taste has much alcohol, plum, licorice and strong coffee. Lots of oak and alcohol in finish!
@ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, Spain.
T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate, nuts, fruity, alcohol. The_Osprey (7881) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2016
May 2016 - Bottle share at Floor 42 with thanks to Matty for this rare De Molen tick. As Brouwerij De Molen Haver & Gort, 12.3%, black wax, bottled Feb 2012. Opaque black, dense foamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruity, some burnt plastic, some almost vegetal oaky stuff, leafy. Body is light-ish for style, a touch frothy, tingly carbonation. Taste is roasted malt, chocolatey, mixed salad leaves, oak, thin whisky. A nice imperial stout. (3.8) mR_fr0g (11904) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the level 42, 24/05/2016. Many thanks to Matteo for this one. Pitch black coloured pour with a lasting thin dark tan head. Aroma is roast, black malts, solvent, blackberry, raspberry, woody. Flavour is composed of brown sugars, bitter black malts, woody, tangy raspberry, woody, hint of coffee, . Palate is tangy black malts, highish carbonation, tangy berry, semi sweet. Good. Little jammy fruit lingers. teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s had tasting on Level 42, London. Sourced via Etre Gourmet a few years back. it pours a pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma is strong vanilla, soy sauce, toffee and dried figs. Taste is also big bold sweet and lightly funky with more notes of dark fruits, raisins, caramel, vanilla, licorice, soy sauce and dark chocolate
Theydon_Bois (19198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle split at Level 42, thanks to Matteo, 24/05/16.
Pitch black topped with a dirty tan swirl.
Nose is earthy roast, dar fruits, charr, raisens, Xmas cake, subtle barrel tones.
Taste comprises sweet licks, light mineral cloak, dark fruits, raisnes, toffee, bitter chocolate, mellow barrel.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, light rising alochol in the close.
Solid well balanced BA impy, drinks easy, well below the ABV. Scopey (14511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to MattyO. It pours black with a decent tan head. The aroma is rich, dark chocolate, cookie dough, dried fruits, fruit cake, toffee, fudge, fruity speyside malt whiskyand honeycomb crunch. The taste is rich roasted malt, chocolate brownie, spice, warming malt whisky, quite fruity, choc chip muffin, vanilla and sponge cake with a slick finish. Full body and moderate, foamy carbonation, pretty tasty all round. The whisky character is well integrated. Bosbouw (2899) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2015
Mooie zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt zoetig, koffie, vanille crème. Smaakt zoetig, fruitig, vanille, koffie. Veel koolzuur. fletchfighters (1519) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2015
330 Ml bottle
Jet black with dark brown head. Good spotty lacing.
Nose was whiskey, oak, chocolate, dark fruits and smoke. Sea salt and pork.
Taste was Pork, salt, oak, whiskey, sweet chocolate, dark fruits, char and ash. Good amount of booze.
Medium bodied, a little too boozy but a solid BA treatment. weark (791) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - De couleur noir avec une fine mousse fauve - Au nez des arômes d’alcool, de café, de sauce soja, de houblon terreux, de chocolat, de fruit confit, de fumée et de viande - En bouche des arômes de café, d’alcool, une bonne amertume terreuse, de mélasse, de pointé de fumée - un corp puissant, une forte amertume, un peu trop pétillante, amère et soyeuse, un longue final long amère et alcoolique - une bière qui mériterait d’être gardée un peu plus longtemps