hallinghansen (3190) - Odense SV, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pours dark bown allmost black with a medium offwhite head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, coffee. The flavor is very intense, lots of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol notes, woody notes. I was a bit dissapointet with the aroma, but the flavor is great. Nice lacings. Medium carbonation. arminjewell (9635) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Pours dark blackish with thin tan head, aroma has notes of honey, dark fruit, toffee, some chocolate and coffee, hints of roast and bitter earth in there. Taste is some nice honey, floral notes from the honey, big notes of toffee, coffee, chocolate, hints of dark fruit and anise, finishing fairly sweet but also fairly dry. No sign of the alcohol, really tasty stuff. cubs (10634) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Bottle @ Dan’s house, courtesy of Armin. Huge thanks! Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Carbonated, honey, roasty deep malty, light smoke aroma. Roasty, slightly burnt, espresso, light smoke, honey, sweet, chocolate, roasty malty flavor. Tasty, thanks Armin!. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured black with a light brown head. A big, dense, roast sour with hints of chocolate, coffee, mocha, molasses, chalky-toasted malts, ash, and some sweetness too. A little bit of an earthy bitterness too. jzzbassman (1631) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolate color with a small head. Mucho alcohol in the nose but the coffee and chocolate is peeking behind. Great flavor that really has a nice tobacco note reminding me of a black cavendish pipe smoke mixed with chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is rich and the honey adds a nice finish without being cloying.
douglas88 (9174) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2011
I almost passed this up at GABF thinking I’d had it, but a beer miracle, a beeracle happened. Pours a totally black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is a massive roast, tobacco, some heavy chocolate. The flavor is a rich chewy beast with tobacco, light coffee, heavy roast, some light dark fruit. Awesome! Very dry and heavy. jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by phaleslu. Thanks Peter! Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts and honey. Flavor is roasted malts, dark chocolate, sugar, honey and nuts. Medium bodied with a nice roasty finish. alexsdad06 (10376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with reddish highlights and a medium sized rapidly diminishing tan head. The aroma was pretty straight forward roasted malts, chocolate with hints of coffee. The flavor has roasted malts, char, chocolate, light coffee and a touch of honey sweetness. The mouth feel is smooth with a medium-full body. phaleslu (10239) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
22 oz. bottle via trade and shared at the STLHops Pinball Party. 2011 vintage. Pours a cloudy brown with some amber highlights and a small tan head. Aroma delivers on the honey promised on the label, along with almonds and pecans, roasted malts, coffee, and baker’s chocolate. Flavor of nuts, roasted malts, toasted brown sugar, honey, chocolate and caramel. Tasty and smooth. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, toasty, roasty, and smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice- with a little more body this could be even better. BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Thick deep black pour with a brown foamy head (in sampler glass). Aroma of chocolate and coffee with flavor much of the same ... chocolate mocha milk shake like. Slight sweet finish. Very nice.