HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
The good: I was able to drink about 1 whole sip.
The bad: I only drank that one sip. Sweet sweet sweet soy sauce, oxidation, tar, burnt plastic, astringent finish. Dreadful, loaded with fusel alcohols and completely incapable of hiding any subtleties. Dare I say it, this is about as disastrous a non-Brewdog, non-BA beer that I’ve tried. flemmingwillum (1243) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Rating #583, the ’09 edition and the last one I sampled at CBF ’11 mikkopen (1197) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
Black, nice head and eternal lacings. Aroma has vanilla, wood, something interesting that I can’t transcript from my notes but looks delicious, liqourice plus barrel, hell yeah! Flavour is some barrel-flavours, cherries, storage-flavors, wood, citrus, sweet, yeast, genius brew! Soft and thick, this is really magnificent and I’ve got to get a fresh specimen and a specimen for storage as well. I went to some bar and got an overpriced Limfjordsporter after this one as the festival was closing down, but it just tasted like thin coffee after the tongue was maculated by this bastard.
375 ml bottle. Pitch black colour, minimal brown head. Chocolate-sweet aroma with plenty of dark fruits. The flavour has sweet chocolate, raisins, plums, alcohol and a long, warm, coffee-bitter and a little sweet finish. Thick and oily, flat carbonation. EHouse (188) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Pours a deep, dark black with no head. Huge nose of sweet chocolate and truck loads of alcohol. A very syrupy body coats the tongue with sweet chocolate liquor, hints of coffee, cinnamon and a light tingle of alcohol. Finish is similar to soy sauce. Very smooth, very thick and now I’m drunk. This reminds me of eating those liquor filled chocolates my parents hid in the pantry. You know, the ones you got excited about until you took a bite. storskurk (147) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2011
Aroma: licorice, coffee, salmiak. Color: black, black, black and very thick. Nice head foam thick as guinness, brown. Taste: Sweet, licorice, dries out in the mouth but the sweetness persists. Heavy taste - like bouillon. Full body, thick texture, low carbonation. Nice and crazy.
Doodler (473) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2011
Bottle # 5 at Bills big vertical tasting. The base beer I should have had first. Thick, dark brown pour. Creamy, foamy head. Has an aroma of chocolate and brown sugar sweetness. Taste of caramel and malts, soy sauce and cocoa flavors. Full bodied with a nice roasty finish. Velly nice. Glad this one is easier to get than the BA versions, but doesn’t compare in richness. Still - a terrific brew. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2011
Black, almost no head. Raisin aroma, plums, roasted notes, dadles, figs, grapes, alcohol. Raisin and alcohol flavor, smoky, soot. Too much alcohol. Oily sugary palate. Bottle from 2007, so I guess this beer will never get as good as I would like it to be. Mortlach (2532) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 31, 2011
31/03/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Nerissima, impenetrabile, con schiuma morbida, pannosa color beige. Al naso arriva subito una botta fortissima di alcool, che rovina l’intenso aroma di caffè, comunque eccessivo. In bocca parte dolciastra e termina con un amaro portentoso. Caffettosa, lievemente affumicata, terribilmente alcolica (ben 17.5%!). Al palato tremendamente corposa. Sembra catrame. Da bere come amaro a fine pasto. Ma è troppo grezza e sgraziata per me. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap at Plan-B, this was a must drink according the bartender.
A total black pout, at least the name doesn’t disappoint in its name. Great retention and lacing...The aroma is SUPER sweet, is this a beer or some kind of milk coffee? First thing I think of is a shot of Bailey’s Irish cream, notes of cream, vanilla beans or ice cream...The taste first just makes me go, this is weird because its an overcomplex explosion of flavor. It is super sweet at first, tons of sweet cream at first, then chocolate finish that is weirdly medicinal, not fun at this point, a medium bitter coffee finish. Really almost touch all your senses but just too much for me to get a handle on and still enjoy without overanalyzing...The feel is medium strong but sticky...The drinkability is awesome, this is 17.5% and no way you would know it. Its slightly warm to drink but the sweetness covers up the alcohol so much.
This has to much going on to be great. Its a so-so stout, but if you just want to get f-ed up drink this 17.5 beer quick and easily and you’re off to a good start.
Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Aroma of tawny port and chocolate. Appears dark and syruppy. Tastes very harsh with strong notes of.coffee grinds and cocoa. Feels very thick and coats the mouth which I.wish it wouldn’t. This is a beer I need to recover from.