bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2008
(Bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, caramel, maple syrup, and figs. Flavor of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, some brandy, light anise, and roasted malt with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and dry finish. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, vanilla, chocolate, roast, and some coffee. Camons (12809) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2012
Bottle @ Timbers, Denver. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, light smoke, coffee, hints of smoked bacon, dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts, dark coffee, wood notes, dark chocolate, raisins, plums. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol well hidden, bitter finish. 070312 jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
shared by hbmason-12oz bottle-pours a thin light brown head that dissipates with black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate/banana. Taste is dark malt-smoky/roasty/chocolate, 2nd earthy hops. Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
I am pleased that Prince Murray Swine recommended and sent this. A classic RIS and they nailed the style. Big bold bitter black and a full coffee. Full mouthfeel. Coffee in, chocolate coating but not over on the chocolate as per the new wave.
slowrunner77 (12456) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"another courtesy of pfoxyjohn. a big boozy vinous sweet ass stout. went great with dessert. not sticky, but very chocolatey and rum soaked raisin sweet. little hop presence, or roasted presence. tasty, but a bit too boozy and a one trick pony. still easily the best i’ve had from Leine." Pinball (12184) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 pitch dark, small brown head.
aroma is dusty, licorice, dark chocolate. dry
flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, dry. sweet. brown sugar.
pitch dark, smooth brown head, nice full dark malty aroma, sweet licorice, mild hops. not that bitter, but very tasty.
flavor is roasted malts, salty licorice, palate is soft, velvety, flavor is more sweet and caramelly than bitter and hoppy, however, towards the end it goes quite malty bitter.2013[7,4,7,4,16} deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours near black with a dark yellowish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a combination of roasted malts, dark grains and a hint of chocolate as well as just a hint of coconut. Flavor has lots of dark grains and bitter roasted malts with a hint of chocolate and some dark fruits in the finish. madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Brown dense head. Sweetness, roast, coffee,ripe fruits, caramel in the aroma. Flavour of roast, sweetness, caramel, liqourice, chocolate and spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a sweet and roasty bitterness. Nice. rosenbergh (11653) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
12 oz bottle. 2012 vintage. (Riley’s) Madison, WI.
Pitch black colour with a medium size foamy light brown head.
Roasted malt, biscuit, toffee, tiramisù, mild hops and mild berries in an enjoyable and smooth aroma.
The flavour is much edgier. Hoppy bitterness, berries, roasted malt and coffee in the flavour.
Very strong. Warms nicely. My girlfriend insisted me to buy this one. I don’t blame her.