Barea (121) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 15, 2017
Can from 100 piv. Aroma: licorice, coffee, chocolate, slightly alcohol. Dark color with brown notes, small beige head, full body, oily texture. Taste: sweet malty, roasty, licorice, coffee, alcohol. Very very sweet one, but warm one. Flanfl (817) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 11, 2017
Black body, medium brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, dark toffee, alcohol. Flavours of coffee, alcohol, roasted malr, cocoa, toffee, strong bitter backbone. Long coffee very warm strongly bitter finish. Alcohol is too forward, balanced with lots of malt/hops bitterness. Not bad but not great either.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone LarsLovesBrew (4) - DENMARK - DEC 8, 2017 does not count
This is Mikkeller at his most brutal. Not out to please or tease...just uncompromisingly going for your throat
Nose: Liquorice and sour malty, yeasty notes and a whiff of espresso.
Taste: A blast of sweet maltyness, gives way to an astringent bitter. ashy, dark and deep after-taste of burnt lemon-peels...it lasts for ever!!
Conclusion: This beer scares me and lures me in at the same time..."did I just experience THAT??" you go in for one more sip...It's not friendly, it's a beer for the committed, the not-so-timid, it's that special thing you go for, when all else seems mundane.
I'm kinda glad the tin isn't bigger....would I do it again..yeah...if I'm ever in that kind of "fuck me, I'm going all in mood" No matter what..this is impressive, a testimony to beer as a cultural art-form, not just a mass-consumption product. kamilinho (376) - Toruń, POLAND - DEC 3, 2017
roasty, toast, vanilla, smoke, alcohol, black, clear, frothy, brown foam, very bitter, light sweetness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, Stoned99 (1703) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
355ml @ parents house. 16.5% abv. Aroma: intense conplex coffee, chocolate, alcohol. App: pitch black with huge frothy mocha head leaving great lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy, smooth, moderate bitter and huge alcohol finish. Overall: nose and taste is really good but it's WAY too much focused on alcohol making it hard to drink. Should have check the abv before opening it. My bad. Anyway. Still really interesting but needs to be shared with a few people.
Navers (265) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2017
Pours black, medium head, quickly disappearing to small head. Aroma is solvent, strong alcohol, dried fruits, blueberries, chemical. Taste is extremely robust, intense roasted malts, strong solvent alcohol, ashy, petrol. TychoJames (1526) - ï¿½rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2017 Flaska bishops. Årgång 2016. Kolsvart vätska. Doft av druva, muscovadosocker och rostad malt. Tung och mycket söt smak. Torkad frukt, sirap, trä och rostad malt. Väldigt söt och spritig zimbo (980) - SCOTLAND - NOV 24, 2017
Mine says 17.5% ABV and its more that just black. Its a brutal black AND blue piledrive to the face followed my a mix of jabs, upper cuts. Dense and intense. josanguapo (2037) - SPAIN - NOV 17, 2017
From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Shared with Carlos. With Pok cheese. Pretty alcoholic (specially as warms up) and bitter, with liquorish and metallic notes, but still the 18.7 abv isnt as boozy as in gordon's finest. Surprisingly, the foam resists very long for such a high abv. fiery1 (1793) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 5, 2017
375ml bottle @ home. 2007 Vintage, thanks Alex
. Pours an opaque oily black no head at all. Nose is a mix of an ashtray, soy sauce, and molasses. Flavour is quite simliar, moderately sweet roasted malt, hints of dark fruits, ample amounts of soy sauce, molasses, and a light ashtray character. The abv smoothness is dangerous and by no means warming at all. Wow, as it is quite delicious.