Svartvit (516) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle shared. Pours close to black with a small tan head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, caramel malts and roast. Like a roasty quadrupel almost. Taste is over medium sweet and light bitter. Medium body, low carbonation. R4N5H (1163) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2016
On tap at Chinaski Levapies, Madrid on 3-Dec-2016, and served in a snifter with a side of dark chocolate (excellent!). Dark brown (almost black in colour) with a small beige coloured head. Aroma of cocao nibs, expresso and sweet malt. Full body and soft carbonation. Rich and sweet taste. Lots of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee and sweet malt. Light bitterness, smooth with a little alcohol buzz. Excellent.
GlennHendry (438) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Licorice, coffee and chocolate aroma. Complex and smooth with red wine flavours - surprisingly - shining through for me. Not too rich. The booze is well hidden. This was the 2013 version so it was a three year-old beer. Great stuff. Thanks Matthew! kraddel (7771) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2016
Pours black ,small grey head. Smell is Sharp, bit sweet. Taste is full, dark malts, bit vanilla ( very hidden ) rather thick. Not too much smokyness. Not bad. Some dark fruits. gregwilsonstl (2452) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Dark black. Shared w tony b. Sweet at first then rounds out to a hint of smoke. Milky. Vanilla. Chocolate. Surprised this is 10%. Thx youri.
Tim Webb (442) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
75cl bottle at the home of a friend in Newfoundland. Aged in his cellar for a couple of years. One of the best beers I have ever tasted. Full of molasses and sharpened raisin, this one not artificially flavoured by a couple of litres of single malt swimming around in its container. Enough beery edges to make it a credible strong porter - and lagered rather than oak-aged by the feel of it. An astonishing achievement in beer making. I would love to head-to-head it with Rochefort 10. MattChiasson (71) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2016
Out of the 750mL poured a rich deep black, opaque with a creamy persistent tan head. I got notes of rich dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee and dried fruits (like booze soaked raisins). Palate tended more towards dark cherry, boozy chocolate fruitcake, and hazelnuts. Rich and complex. Loved it. beerplace (1599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2016 05-10-2016. On tap at St. Augustine’s with Ash. Pours an opaque very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma and taste are sweet, roasted malt, slightly vinous, dark fruits, cherry. Almost (slightly too sweet) perfectly balanced beer. Amazing.slowrunner77 (11911) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2016
28-Dec-2016. 750ml bottle from Firefly Cambie at Brian’s. Bottled on 07-10-2015. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is quite sweet with the same notes. Roasted malt sweet aftertaste.
Trade with Youri. Dark dark pour with quickly dissipating chocolate head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruit and roasted malts. Flavor is much the same, but even better - more layered and nuanced with dark chocolate covered cherries, light roasted malt and coffee and a kiss of smoke and vanilla. Impressive brew. Very smooth though the strength shows. melush (3941) - SPAIN - SEP 11, 2016
@ Cervezas Diferentes, Coslada, Spain.
A: Dark brown.
T: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate.