Garrold (5695) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle, by way of a trade with Scopey, ages ago. Cheers Paul. Shared at Cloudwater. Almost black. Film and a few bubbles of tan head. Nose has the booze soaked chips by the bucket. Dark roast malts. Some soy. Some gravy granules. Taste is sweet and vinous. Trace of roast bitterness. Bit of a thin mouthfeel. Some boozy harshness. Sticky finish. Ok. Not getting the top 50 impy thing, to be honest. Iphonephan (7337) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2017
I consumed a whole 75cl bottle of this at a halloween party in the Netherlands a few years back. The pour was black with a creamy tan head. Aromas of plums and dark cherries with some oak and vanilla. Super complex and extraordinarily tasty. SinH4 (6402) - Garching b. MÃ¼nchen, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2017
anstei (2670) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle #1476, many thanks anstei & Koelschtrinker! Black color with beige head. Aroma is intense chocolate, coconut, a touch ethereal, maybe from the cognac. Taste is chocolate, toasted coconut, some chili heat in the back (but where does it come from? it's not boozy), not oxidized at all. Creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. A masterpiece!
Bottle #1476, courtesy of Koelschtrinker, many thanks! Pours darkest brown with a little head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, cognac, slightly boozy, soft green pepper. Body is heavy, strong and sweet, feels very fresh. Strong coffee flavours again. Sweet palate. Oh boy, this is an almost perfect beer. Super balanced, great flavours, just a very nice and complex experience. 90 (883) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2017
Bottle n° 1085: This just wasn’t a good bottle. Probably not wel preserved. The taste was still ok, but it had a wet cellar quality...
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 3, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. tderoeck (10343) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2016
1/X/16 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home, Fuck-Zwanze-Tasting - BB: n/a, bottled: 5/XII/12 (2016-1210) bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2016
Clear black beer, big aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very intense, dark chocolate, toasted malts. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: roasted start, caramel, soft hoppy finish, dried fruits, coffee, more coffee. Aftertaste: sweet, lots of vanilla.
Bottle @ hotel in Holland. Blackish pour with a drak tan head. Notes of licorice, some warming alcohol, ashy, dusty, bitter chocolate, cognac, salty licorice and some light bitterness. Klimaet (3048) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle thanks to Phillip! 2012 vintage. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aromas of mould, dust, sweet dark fruits, tar, vanilla, malt. Taste has chocolate, malt, tar, dust, mould, roast, coffee, licorice, ash, nutty bitterness. Probably a bit over the top. Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2016
From bottle. Pours a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has soya, roasted malts, oak, sweet licorice, maybe some cognac but not a whole lot. milk chocolate ganache. Taste is sweet, salty, slight boozy, roasty bitter, a hint of medicine. Average to low carbonation and a full body.