aleph (231) - - APR 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Mikkeller with Gordon. Black. Very, very vinous with doses of vanilla and complex barrelling. Molasses, chocolate, blending with the best dark fruit notes I’ve yet experienced. Best collaboration brew? I think so.
Palme (4269) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0.375l bottle from 2009 @ Mikkeller Bar. The last beer this time unfortunately.. Anyhow, the pour on this one is a black as I’ve ever seen. Besides Mikkeller’s Geroge and Struise - Double black, this is the deepest blackest beer I’ve ever seen, and it has a tiny chocolate head that’s almost not worth mentioning since it fades extremely quickly. The aroma is also deep deep dark, roasted, has a nice perfect sweetness, lots of barrel and vanilla tones, dark rich berries, burned toast and some extreme dark chocolate. Amazing.. Fantastic rich and chewy texture in this one as well, just the way I like it. Rich, thick and so satisfying. Daaark and roasted flavors, molasses up to your knees, tons of Belgian dark chocolate, a chili-like burning twitch in the finish that just makes everything even more interesting. Warming with a vanilla-oaky-coconut-dark fruity aftertaste that’s just lasting forever! So good this one, I would have no problems drinking this all day long. Sip sip - I’m in love! 08.01.2012
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible thanks to GT2 for procuring this bottle! Black with absolutely no head. AWesome nose of vinous dark fruit, cherry, chocolate ganache, raspberry, Chambord, and cognac. The flavor is more roasty with dark chocolate notes, but also some sweet marzipan, vanilla, and yogurt-flavored Ritter Sport. Light silky palate. Really awesome stuff!
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL thanks to anders37. Pours near ink black with lower carbonation and no head formation. Nose is quite complex and rich- what a treat. Mild red wine brightness, soy, dark chocolate truffle, raspberry chocolate, rich complexities with no off character. Taste is sharply bitter, cedar, mild lactic red wine, raspberry dark chocolate, hints of spritely Chambourd and Godiva blend. Oh man it’s good.
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uber black pour with a thin tan veneer. Ganache, cherry chocolate, mocha, hints of ethanol, roasty cocoa nib, and espresso dominate. Thick silky palate with a syrupy but roasty finish.
Travlr (22072) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks. Completely flat black. Aroma of coffee, chocolate covered brandied cherries, vanilla. Taste is smooth vanilla, butnt coffee, bright fruit, port. Really nice.
Countbeer (6242) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
No.1 / 2009: Thanks SFHOdense for getting me this one!
Medium vast brown head on top of a pitch black beer. The pour looks delicious, the filled glass looks even better and the smell that hits the nose is already incredible!
The looks and smell of this beer are so promissing!
Smell full soft smooth mix of vanilla, soft wood, light hint of roasted malts, soft oakyness, but mostly the vanilla that soft and gently hits the nose. Delicious.
Hmmm... Like to smell this all night long, so deep and intense!
Taste is a soft smooth light boozy (but so good balanced) mix of vanilla, roasted malts, burned malts, burned wood, medium to full bitter, coffee, espresso, pure chocolate.
Aftertaste is maybe the roughest of all, though still not in any way (too) rough. Some deep roasted malts and bitterness in the aftertaste with a hint of oaky vanilla tints.
Low carbo, soft ilky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
This is supper soft, thick, uber tasty and just in any way delicious!
Note: drinking this partly with a cheesecake on the side, another delicious treat!
IluvatarMilan (282) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pure oil coupled with a mighty brown head. Rich aroma of vanilla, chocolate and cream. Taste is insanely smooth, powerful coffee, mild chocolate. Aftertaste is slightly astringent with some bitter tones, a great way to balance the intial velvet force.
Ibrew2or3 (8283) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
37.5cl bottle pours super dark with nice full tight mocha head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, burnt malts and burnt on top chocolate brownie. The taste is rich, creamy and yummy goodness with notes from rich dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and a smooth decadent chocolate brownie sensation.
douglas88 (8574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle big thanks to Ibrew2or3- Dave is the man! Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. A sweet port wine nose, huge dark sugary fruits, woody. The flavor is a heavy roast, some vinous tart elements, brown sugar, dry, very rich. Berries and warm alcohol. Excellent.