dnicolaescu (2535) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 13, 2017 Firefly54 (246) - - FEB 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really rich aroma, mainly of chocolate. Some raisin, sticky brown sugar and coffee. Not much trace of the barrel. Taste is slightly earthy, the chocolate element comes through, coffee note and then a long subtle chilli heat to finish. Best beer I’ve had in a long time.
BOTTLE 37 CL from Koelschtrinker. Danke! Pitch black, dark espresso head. Huge, luscious chocolate glazed smoky dark fruit infused with Bourbon. The taste is incredibly intense for a beer of its strength, black chocolate and dark treacle with a strong acrid coffee note, followed by a lot of barrel goodness - whisky spice and heat, as well as it caramel and vanilla side. Thick full smooth body. Slightly ashy finish with moderate chili heat. Excellent. vjohans (756) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
caramel, hay, coffee, roasty, chocolate, alcohol, woody, smoke, black, hazy, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, Beerhunter111 (20362) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
375ml bottle. Fast schwarze Farbe, mittelgroße stabile bräunliche schaumkrone. Geruch süß schokoladig, röstmalzig, leicht oxidiert. Geschmack süß schokoladig malzig, leicht oxidiert, zum Ende etwas schärfer, dezente Chilinoten. Koelschtrinker (20243) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Vollmundig malziger Antrunk. Weich, das Chili ist eher riechbar als geschmacklich erkennbar. Noten von Schokolade, süffig, zum Ende würziger. 10/12/12/11/12/11 Zlotta (3207) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2016
Sampled from 0.375 l bottle. Pitch black with a brown head. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon and some licorice. Sweetish-malty, moderately roasty taste of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, some tar, ash, vanilla and bourbon, followed by a medium long, moderately roasty-bitter, slightly warming-alcoholic and moderately peppery-spicy finish. Medium body, smooth and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!
Gerbeer (3699) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
375 ml bottle. Pours black with moderate tan head. Aromas of black syrupy chocolate, kahlua, spicy oak, oily roasted malts and a bit of coconut. Flavors of dry dark chocolate, roasted malts, burnt peppers, soy sauce, and a hit of vanilla and licorice. Wonderful. allmyvinyl (10508) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2016
Memory banks rate, drank a lot of this when I was getting in to beer, still think it’s a great drink, never mind beer. So much going on. Red wine barrels, as I recall. Dark brown, thin but persistent tan head. Aromas of chocolate, faint chilli, red wine, oak, vanilla. Taste is more of the same. alexsdad06 (10287) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2016
375 ml bottle picked up locally at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, peppery spice, wood, mild barrel notes, a mild smoked character, the heat enhances rather than dominates the beer, drinkable, pretty solid. Iznogud (3710) - CROATIA - JUL 28, 2015
On tap at Wapigs, Copenhagen. Pours black with brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, wood. Hint of chilli. rouhlas (3588) - GREECE - JUL 22, 2015
375ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Aroma is malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol, light dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with some spicy notes. Medium to full oily silky body.