elbernays (1478) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle from McHughs. Pours thick viscous black. Oil like. Dead head. Aroma is thick berry, leather, coffee. Flavour is a thick caramel sweet with liquorice, leather finish. Decent. Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. CH-303 (2197) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Appearance: Very dark brown, small tan head.Beer5000 (6437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2016
Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruits, roasted, coffee.
Taste: Roasted, dark brown, dark fruits, chocolate. Very smooth. Easy-drinking for the high ABV.
Bought: Courtesy of Nordcore - thanks!, 250 ml
Info: 26/2-2017, BB: 22/8-2022
250 ml bottle. Old rating notes found in a drawer when looking for something else. Surprised I haven’t rated this one before, have drinking this beer by several occasions, this rating seems to be done with a rather fresh sample. Pitch black body with a fine, dense, medium sized beige head. Nice, strong aroma dominated by dark malt, roast and coffee but also more complex with notes of dry fruit, brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is very sweet with molasses, dark malt, coffee, dry fruit, good balanced bitterness and warming alcohol. Full bodied and long lasting aftertaste with sweet malt, coffee and warming alcohol. My notes also says this still feels a bit raw and by experience from the other DH beers this will improve and smoothen by time. I have not been smart enough to cellar some of these beauties so I would not know if this happens. Still a very nice and truly complex beer. Not as good as the legendary #1 but better than #2 and #3 I think. Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2016
Ressemble tout de même pas mal à la Tokyo black de mikkeller.
Nez très éthylique (normal), pas mal de griottes, du pruneau et du café.
Bouche très puissante : éthylique, café et chocolat très noir, de la griotte, un côté plus Porto et rond. Une finale ultra café/chocolat et fruits noirs en longueur.
mice (938) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Hyvin tummanruskea, kirkas olut muodostaa alussa tummanbeigen vaahdon, joka kuitenkin katoaa nopeasti kokonaan. Vahva ja monipuolisen aromikas tuoksu on kahvinen, suklainen, paahteisen maltainen, lakritsinen ja sokerisen makea. Maku maltaisen makea, sokerinen, hieman kahvinen ja salmiakkinen. Öljyisen täyteläinen suutuntuma, alkoholi tuntuu jälkipoltteessa jonkin verran. Hieman liian alkoholinen ja aavistuksen verran turhan makea kokonaisuus, mutta kohtalaisen toimiva kuitenkin. larsniclas (7038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
Bottled from systemolaget
Black with a beige head.
Very sweet flavour. Brown sugar, sweet fruits, wiskey.
Pleasant! jjgmd (2147) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Pours a thick black pour with no head . Nose is hoppy, with rich malt, charcoal and alcohol, with some whiskey notes as well ! Taste is very rich chocolate with heavy roasted malt and alcohol . Finishes hopily on the same strong tasting notes. A nice sipper ! Quaff Score 8 / 10 thepatrickman (1307) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bottle, at least a few years old, from Carl (spacecoyote) -- cheers! The coffee flavor in this batch is amazingly strong, considering that it’s been aged a number of years. Some of the malt flavor has fallen off over the years, leaving a bit of an oxidized/stale cardboard taste. This would have been even better fresh, but it’s held up well. BillWyce (1074) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Labelled as "Batch 857/858". Pours opaque ink-black. Tiny head of dark tan with touches of red that was gone almost instantly. Aroma mixes coffee with notes of fruit and some char. Definite boozy note too. Full body. A bit syrupy, but smooth. Boozy astringency to the finish. Flavors of coffee and caramel mixed with a boozy note (bourbon?) and a touch of char. Fruity notes come forward as it warms. Excellent, might get even better with more aging to get rid of some of the booziness.