Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2013 thedm (6214) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy with a frothy top fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was resinous vinous dark malt licorice and toffee. with a lingering vinous aftertaste. The potent flavor contained notes of dark malt resin toffee mild hop vinous and roasted malt. A wonderful best in class brew.
6 dec 2013, bottle. Southern CA version. Ten years old. Black. Nose is sweet, meaty, molasses, faint tobacco. No alcohol though. Med/thin body and faintly fizzy. Grape lollipop, molasses, faint Worcester sauce, some acidic notes. No noticeable alcohol at all. Wow! fonefan (49527) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2013
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2012
[ Vintage 2003 ]. [ Courtesy of Countbeer ]. Clear dark black colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark roasted, oxidide, fruity. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted - chocolate, alcohol, dark berries - fruity, oak, wood, fruity. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Some brown bubbles in top of a complete black colored beer.
Smell has very nice vinous and port notes, some (roasted) oatmeal, alcohol hints, (roasted) liquorice, roasted malts and (dried) dark fruits.
Taste port notes with meat, some vinous notes with oatmeal, some roasted barley malts, spicy, dark roasted herbs and dried fruits. There’s even a hint of something light citrus and lemon a like. Very rich flavours!
Aftertaste has also vinous notes with some grass and roasted barley malts.
Low to no carbo, soft light spicy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Deep, pretty complex and lovely vinous notes! Very nice! Scopey (14948) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle as a gift from the generous Jim @The Anderson, Fortrose. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan film. The nose is coffee, roasted malt, toffee, creaminess, touch of bitter chocolate, honey and some dark fruit. The taste is plum, prune, grape, jam, creaminess, roasted malt, toffee and sugary coffee, with a smooth finish. Full body, low carbonation and luscious mouth-feel. Smooth, well balanced and good level of complexity. Doesn’t drink anywhere near its percentage. Wish you could still get this in the UK! cagou007 (1181) - FRANCE - OCT 31, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2016 Pours deep black with thin beig head. Nose is roasted malts. Aromas are coffee, roasted malts,sdry fruits and a spicy hint. Average carbonation, medium body. Long roasty finish. A great surprise, discovered during a trip in Texas ! brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment. snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours black as motor oil, minimal head that quickly vanished, never to be seen again. Boozy, dark fruit and coffee aromas. Dark chocolate and raisin flavors predominate, the alcohol is obviously there, but it’s not overpowering. Some carbonation in the mouthfeel, especially compared to the 23% 2002 (tasted side by side). Jasbstone (3) - USA - JUN 13, 2010 does not count
Wonderful beer had me three sheets with three.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
12oz bottle. I got this one in a trade a few years ago and I didn’t write down from who (so who ever you are, thank you!). Poured a dark, dark brown with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, toasty, and wood. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, brown sugar sweetness, and caramel. For 21%, well hidden. After shoveling nearly 30" of snow over 3+ hours, this hit the spot!