drowland (8758) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
Sampled at RBWG 2010. A very special thanks for this brew. The pour is awesome. The flavor and aroma is an awesome combination of chocolate and coffee. This is an awesome beer. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Bottle 18 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Bottle # 733. Pours pitch black with a smallish beige head. Aroma of hard roasted malts and a discreet woody touch - very subtle. Solid body with a surprising carbonation - is this force carbonated? ("NO", the brewer beermailed me!). Hard roasted malts and vanilla - again with subtle wooden touches. Perfectly balanced. Quite some alcohol in the finish. 070410 sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, oak, vanilla, vineous and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, malt acidic, alcohol, oak, vanilla and chocolate. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2010
Very dark, lots of roast, decent chocolate. Taste is slightly sweet, lightly bitter, heavy roast. Medium body is just a bit rough, moderate carbonation. Seriously, this is a decent beer, but not close to the ratings. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle shared by daknole @ Hellbilly’s...thanks DAK!!! Never thought I’d get an opportunity to try this one. Onyx pour produces a nice latte colored head. Aroma is dark fruit and chocolate with peat, molasses, and roasted coffee. Flavor is very well balanced with invisible alcohol. Taste some black licorice, vanilla, and oak...pretty sweet but not cloying. Velvety texture.
Bontus (800) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Alvinne proefzolder. Pours like black whisky, lots and lots of tears on the glasswork. Chocolate, malty and peated aroma’s dominate. Lots of alcoholwarmth. Very good. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2010
Date: March 12, 2010
Appearance: dark brown, frothy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and winey chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, touch of winey fruityness, light earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Bottle. Pours nice black with a brown head. Chocolate very, berries, sweet and alcohol. Dessert like. Can a beer be too balanced? ves. faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 24, 2010
Fløska.Útsjónd: Dark brown with a nice creamy light brown head. Nøs: Sweet and roasty, nice maltiness, dark fruits, some port. Good mouthfeel indeed. Smakkur: Roasted malt, dark fruits, some wood and alcohol, mild chocolate, bit liquorice. Tasty smooth brew indeed. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Pours deep dark brown almost black complete opaque chocolate brown hues. Light beige head. Thin lasting ring
Sweet bourbon alcohol aroma with roasted chocolate malt, caramel, oatmeal, toffee, and bourbon which doesn’t overpower the other flavors. There is also some raisin, bourdeaux barrel, wood and vanilla hints in the nose.
Medium bodied with some sweet bourbon alcohol that is not overpowering with an excellent balance of chocolate malt, slight roast coffee, toffee, vanilla and earthy oak. Slightly vinous and sweet with a nice barrel presence. Delicious and incredibly quaffable. The high ABV is excellently masked.