mcberko (17845) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours black with a thick, quickly dissipating, creamy tan head. Aroma of chilli peppers, roasted malt, slight espresso and a sour fruit quality. Flavour is very robust, with chilli / jalapeno peppers, rich, roasted malt, slight licorice, caramel with a woody finish. Lots of depth to this, with a slight alcohol burn. Very rich and satisfying. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Folkungagatan in August 2011.
Black with a small tan head. A lot of licorice and roasted malt on this one. A pleasant and good beer. Nice body and a long bitter aftertaste.
Sledutah (7534) - Utah, USA - AUG 22, 2011
11.2oz bottle from Fear025 (NP10V5), thanks Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2011
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a big dark tan head and some lacing and good legs in the glass
Aroma: Dark roasted malts, rich coffee, chocolate and some alcohols
Taste: Silky mouthfeel of roasted malts, rich milk chocolate, coffee and some hot alcohols
Very good, some cellar time might mellow it out some but damn good now.
(Bottle) Pours black with a cream, light brown head. The aroma holds smooth chocolate, fruity cocoa, liquorice, soft asphalt, black currant and citrus. Undertones of dried fruits, blue and blackberry jam and brown sugar. The nose is deep, complex and well balanced. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic on the finish. Tones of chocolate/cocoa, coffee, liquorice, asphalt, jam, dried fruit, berries, citrus and resin. The mouthfeel is round, soft, silky and smooth with a light stick touch in the end. Light carbonation. Roast and hops on the finish. Near full bodied. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle pours dark mahogany with mocha head. The aroma is boozy toffee, fudge brownie and dark roasted coffee mixing with milk chocolate. The taste has a bit of a dark roasted malt note as well as some tart roasted malt astringency rolling into chocolate, booze, chocolate fudge and rum cake booziness. The few sort-of flaws are covered up well with rich yumminess.
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2011
Rich milky malty aroma. Thick typical danish malt bill with a dry bitter finish. A beer this malty and rich the dry finish is very welcoming. Great jerb evil twin. Reynolds314 (3450) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2011
I enjoyed this one. The aroma has something strange I cant pick out sort of like cinnamon or some similar spice. On top of that it has a rich aroma of coffee, raisin, milk chocolate. Taste is nice and smooth with medium sweetness and light bitterness. cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
bottle at home ... deep dark .. thin brown head ... deep soft roast ... light chocolate malt nice... ligth oily body ... soft smooth body ... soft chocolate ... light wooody chocolate roast ... light oak(though i dont think its oakd) nice 4.0 JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Pitch black, oily and viscous black bastard of a beer with a small cappuccino-colored head. The aroma has notes of brown sugar, roasted malt and overripe exotic fruits like mango and peach. Medium sweet flavor with medium bitterness and hints of burnt sugar and grapefruit. Very oily texture and soft carbonation. Dry, bitter finish. Meant to be drunk in a 50/50 blend with Yang as a bastard black IPA, but to be honest I think it’s better on its own. The blend tends to be a tad to sweet and soft, missing bitterness. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 21, 2011
11.2 oz bottle picked up from Blue Dog during the Wealth of Riches. Poured a deep dark solid black of a medium thickness under a large foamy beige head. Aroma dark fruits, burnt toast, pennies, alcohol, dark berries. Medium/full bodied with average carbonation and a lingering burnt finish with nicely hidden ABV. The flavor is a touch better then the aroma with notes of burnt malts, charcoal, dark fruits, syrup, soy, black olives, tar. Complex and good.