swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Draft at blue monk, dark lighter bodied pour with no head. Strange nail polish remover aroma over roasted malts. Heavily roasted flavor, boozy, astringent. Ok Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Spesso color nero con sottile schiuma marroncina poco persistente. Al naso è molto aggressiva con tracce di cioccolato amaro, liquirizia, caffè e malti legnosi; il gusto è leggermente meno intenso: stessi sapori ma in versione più "abbrustolita". Corposa e "spessa" al palato, ben bilanciata e con un retrogusto amaro e asciutto molto persistente; notevole. Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2012
330 ml bottle
Pours black with creamy brown head.
Sweet alcohol malty burnt aroma.
Roasty in taste, full body.
Enjoyable. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
(Draught) Pours dark brown to black. The aroma is dry roasted and quite malty with tones of dark syrup, liquorice, roasted dark bread, pepper/chilly and coffee as well as a subtle hop note. The flavour is fat malty and roasted with a well-balanced hop profile. Tones of coffee, dark chocolate, mild liquorice, soft dark syrup, pepper and hints of ash. The mouthfeel is light sticky and round. Near full bodied. queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle. From November 2011 notes. Roasted malt, coffee aroma. Black brown, ruby tinted with a large brown head. Dark roasted malt, coffee, ash, chocolate flavor. Medium bodied, rather carbonated for the style.Slightly tannic finish.
MOLA_DK (394) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2012
Pitch black with creamy brown head. Sweet alcohol malty burnt aroma. Very roasty taste, full body. AWSOME teddybeer (4109) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2012
33cl bottle. Black colour with a large, frothy, creamy tan head with a nice lacing. Aroma has toasty malts notes, coffee, strong licorice. Flavour is slightly sweet at the beginning, strong black coffee and licorice, wooden, roasty and a final moderate bittery with an aftertaste with a excellent duration. Dense on palate. Carbonation is soft to medium. Body is medium to high. Texture is oily. Mad_Ferret (1024) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
Muddy brown/black with a thick brown head that leaves nice lacings.
Fantastic nose with rick coffee and chocolate, roasted malt, wood, pine needles, caramel and just a pinch of dark fruit and vanilla that along with some alcohol heat gives it a slight vinous touch with a hint of Belgium. Great!
Taste is sweet and roasted with caramel, coffee and dark chocolate pralines, licorice, some dark fruit and a huge piney bitter note rising higher and higher. A bit too high actually, and along with some alcohol also noticing I guess it do best with some aging.
Bigger body with soft bubbles and a slick mouthfeel.
This is an amazing beer, but the exaggerated bitterness along with the slightly hard alcohol stops it from reaching number one. jvhemert (438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 11, 2012
AROMA: very dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, nuts
APPEARANCE: black, clear, minimal head, completely disappears
TASTE: light sweetness, medium bitterness, little bit salty
PALATE full body, texture is oily almost velvet, average carbonation, incredibly bitter, long finish,
OVERALL: a really good beer, but just too overpowering, needs maturing of several years to mellow down. tommann (3937) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours black with a small head. Aroma is leather, roast, yeast and some soy sauce. Taste has roast to start. Strong, bitter coffee and roast finish. Some tar also.