BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle thanks to my amazing girlfriend! Bottle labeled at 13.1% abv. Pours with a small, quickly vanishing light brown head. Black body. Good lacing with alcohol legs as well. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, a bit flowery, with molassas, wet cedar, some tar and liccorice. Taste is a bit of a dissapointment compaired to the smell. Yeasty, some alcohol, chocolate, but not much complexity at all. A bit warming, but not to bad consider the ABV. Syrupy with light carbonation. User29624 (1683) - - AUG 2, 2008
Pours a very dark black with a thin tan head. Strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. It has a bit of a kick to it (which it should for 14%). Has a little bit of bitterness to it. Lots of coffee, chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit to the flavor. Almost has a syrup like consistency to it. Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2008
A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, dark chocolate with black pepper notes, coffee beans, very rich. In mouth, a sharp aggressive IS, with chocolate, again the black pepper coming out, licorice, vanilla, and loads of alcohol. Kicks like a mule, as Karl would say. A wonderful IS which will improve with age. Taste July 5 with Probstk. Bieropholie imports. SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
first mikkeller and part1 nightcap for the 1st Stumelagram social ,...wow, very complex..with tar, and chocolate bombs .. enjoyable as a roll in the hay ... very roasty and black .... don’t chew the foil ... is truly great tasting stuff... i hope the rest are this good .. VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, chocolate, and caramel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Good Beer.
walleye (1101) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Poured black with a small brown head. Aroma sour, bitter chocolate, alcohol, coffee, old shoe leather, vinager, some dark fruits. flavor, ash tray , some sweetness like dark cheeries that do not have alot of flavor to them, coffee nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2008
Poured like it’s namesake from the bottle, with a tan/amber head that evaporated nearly instantly. There is little evidence of any carbonation, but I swear that this is made with champagne. There’s plenty of spice and cocoa, but the eement of champagne seems to push this beer into the realm of decadance. Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2008
Aroma: wine, honey, pepper, lovely, dark malt. Vinous as hell, sourish, coffee, vanilla, very piny & powerful hops. Tabascolike scent. Preserved strawberries. Rose hip. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
Flavour: Peppery, malty, coffee, chocolate fudge. Very peculiar bittersweet flowery backbone. Elderberry & honey. Overall on the bitter, dark malty & floral side. Oatmeal can be sensed. This is freaking magic. Vinous...
Apperance: reddish black, slightly cloudy body with brown rind. Brown beige superfine bubbles leaving a film of foam. Quite spectacular.
Palate: velvety, smooth. Vinous. Slippery & dry feeling.
375 ml bottle shared with Lubiere, served cool in a goblet.Marko (5849) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 15, 2008
App.: Deep cola brown with ruby hints, tiny light mocha head.
Aroma: An assault on the nostrils! Big black pepper, green resinous hops, some black coffee and dark chocolate, smokey.
Palate: Medium-full body and sparse carbonation.
Flav.: Very aggressive green peppercorns, huge amounts of resinous hops, some sweet malts but they are struggling; very spicy, quite bitter, biting and young; oily and mouth-coating..
ENORMOUS and needs to age I think.
Bottle, RBESG08 grand tasting.
Almost black brown body. Nose... hmm... elder? Very pleasant. Dark malts. Nice heavy malty taste, elder again, alcohol, big roasty bitterness. Way better than the Black, but it just isn’t my style.