onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Thick inky dark black malt nose with espresso and sweet earthy malt. Big roasty dark flavor with espresso roasty tones and rich dark earthiness. Huuuuge body with loads of blackness and espresso and boozy black malts. Slightly roasty smokey. Rich and super dark and slightly licorice-y. CObiased (525) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2017
11.2oz bottle aged for a couple years. Pours like a stout - extremely dark with a thin tan head. Rich, sweet aroma of molasses, coffee, fruit cake and prune. Sweet malts and coffee dominate the flavors. Hearty, layered and complex. Lowenbrau (4662) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2016
33cl bottle @Malte, Coruña. 09-02-2015.Hopmaestro (1717) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2016
Pours black with nice tan head. Roasty, caramel, liquor aromas and flavours. Viscous mouthfeel, creamy, enjoyable.
Aroma is dense and powerful, thick roasted aroma from trve coffee, satanic licorice, blasphemous toffee and possessed figs. Taste is a lot of coffee and a hefty dose of licorice. It’s however pretty easy to drink and sip after sip goes down and your body fills up with black warmth from the alcohol, which is very well hidden by the way. In the taste there’s also a vineous touch and some soy, but yet a kind of smoothness. Sounds chaotic? Well it is - but what did you expect? wombat23 (1662) - Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Almost black with a foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, dark fruits, and licorice. Taste initially follows nose, but then finishes extremely sugary and sweet. A bit of a letdown.
darbeer75 (953) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Aroma: extreme maltiness and booziness; Appearance: almost pitch black with off white head and some lacing; Taste: I understand why they use "massive" in all the descriptions; very sweet and malty without much depth; Palate: very heavy body with long, sweet/boozy finish; Overall: too overwhelming; would not buy again. wxman (1839) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a totally opaque black with a thin light tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. Taste is roasted/burnt malt, molasses, caramel, dark fruit, coffee and bitter dark chocolate. Robust, compelling and very satisfying as a real sipper. Hang on, it’s so good. Linnet (1890) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
Licorice, tar, soy sauce, coffee, pungent alcohol, resin and spruce.
Black colour, tan head, lacing.
Immensely sweet, lots of honey, salty, soft bite, coffee and roastiness, quite boozy.
Extremely fullbodied, chewy, soft carbonation, sugary warming finish.
Interesting, but too dominated by alcohol and sugar. alvaro78 (585) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2016
En nariz fruta madura pasas y ciruelas
Buen aspecto poca capa espuma
En boca muy maltosa, ciruela pasas y los esteres típico de las belgas
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Heavy coffee and roast envelop this behemoth, soon making room for grassy hops and their salient bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam sits atop the brown-edged black.
-The body is viscous and feels a bit rough.
-Some warming is present, obviously, but not nearly as much as expected.
-The flavor profile is impressively balanced despite all that’s going on.
-Earthy accents are also tasted, probably given by the chosen coffee.