NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of BBB63.
The aroma is very boozy and melds with the chocolate notes to make a sort of dark chocolate liqueur. There are also dark fruits like prunes and a mild earthy/loam note that I wasn’t expecting. The body is a ruby brown and holds an ill formed mocha head. Burnt bitter, dark chocolate, burnt dark fruits, hot alcohol, coffee and bitter burnt malt. Not sure I’d even want to have this one again and yet there are some interesting things about it.
thewolf (12802) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Pours muddy brown with a fine, creamy, beige head. Aroma has a little cardboard, very vinious and lots of raisins. Super oily mouthfeel - naturally, considering the ABV. Flavour is lightly smoky, yeast, some rubber character. Lots of alcohol though. Okay, but not just me...
Bottled. Very black colour, small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted malts, mild notes of sour fruits as well as licorice, alcohol and mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is strong alcohol in mix with licorice, roasted malts, chocolate, dark coffee and some slight fruity notes. dchmela (3084) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Thanks to polomagnifico for the bottle. Wow, this was 18%?? Pours a thin black with a gushing dark tan head. Slightly sour, roasty, chocolate aroma. Thick chocolate, roasted grain with hints of fruit in the taste. I found this tasted a lot better once it warmed up a bit, it became smoother and flavors softened. Kind of reminded me of a belgian style stout and very tasty. omhper (25742) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2008
Bottled at RBESG. Cloudy very dark brown. Aroma of treacle and metal. Extrenmely sweet and inky. Viscous with a flavour and mouthfeel as an ink and tar milkshake. The massive bofy in combination with, super excessive sweetness, the freajy bitterness and the ridicolous amounts of alcohol makes it really tough to stomach. My tastebuds almost go berserk and ceases to register anything but inky bitterness.
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2008
bottle at RBESG ... Deep black ... rich alcoholic chocolate ... rich roast ... definite spirit. ekstedt (6976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Dark murky brown with medium beige head. Fudgy and cidery malt aroma with some roasted notes, wood, alcohol, and spicy hops. Heavy body, soft mouthfeel. Quite sharp flavour, bitterness and acidity is mixed wildly. Interesting, but a bit messy. Imperial Stout? sloth (2936) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2008
A true gusher for sure! This baby came rolling outta the bottle after eaglefan popped the top! I heard him whimpering from downstairs as i was relieving myself from the previous brews we had just enjoyed, a stout afternoon i must say. I asked "whats this a Kuhnhenn brew?" NO, was the reply. After the foam had settled i ended up with a small light brown head that was fairly well lived. Lacing was nil. An uninviting murky brown color backed by some darkness. That was,nt the least of our worries. The nose was strong co2, nostril irritating and almost eye burning in strength though i couldnt stop nosing it. Some light vinous notes and chocolate were found underlying. Strange palate, fairly creamy but also alot of fizz too boot. Nose is still burnin, eyes watering. Chocolate flavors with lots of grainy notes, hints of licorice and alcohol. Thin, alcoholy finish. Whoa! Props to my drinkin bud eaglefan for sharing, Brian, you da man my friend! User37895 (3085) - - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle from Styles, a wonderfully generous trader. Pour was pitch dark black, with a huge-mongo, gi-normous, out-of-control chocolate covered oozing head, pure gusher, thought for a second this was a Captain Lawrence product. After the pours from the bottle, the remaining head in the bottle turn into another inch of beer on the bottom. This was incredible looking. In any event, the aroma was strong CO2 acidity in the eyes and nose, with chocolate and vinous notes. The flavor was strong alcohol, acidic vinous notes, chocolate, hot but not throat burning. All the flavors were a little rough together (and this thing was hot and over carbonated on top), finish included an astringent bitterness. It wasn’t a winner when all was said and done, but it was a great experience and enjoyable to anticipate. Thanks again, Chris! yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
RBESG2008: 12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Roasted malt and aroma towards tarish. Solid carbonation. Sweet fruity and hardroasted malt. Solid roasted acidic finish. Smooth and fruity finish with a solid alcohol warmth.