hansvf (944) - - MAR 12, 2017
Mooi zwart, ruikt erg zwaar. Houtig. Smaakt ook zo. Lekker, beetje veel gebrand. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a pure dark black color with a nice looking finger’s worth of off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Adequate messy lace.
The aroma had some roasty coffee beans up front with a slight milk chocolate, and then dark chocolate, quite robust. Vanilla and some woody sweetness round it out.
The flavor pulls a drying sweetness from the blend of the wood to the coffee beans and malts to play with a rugged semi-sweet and bitter aftertaste. Leads with a semi-sticky sort of roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt right as where the brewer said it does.
Overall, says it’s an American strong ale on here, I thought this was an American Imperial Stout. That’s what I rated it as and believe it to be. Wonderful as an American Imperial Stout, nowhere close to an American Strong ale. bmeup (683) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2017
From the cellar, i think i bought this from Carl @Nectar West End, It’s black, thick and the light brown head falls to 5mm cap, clings to side of the glass. Aromas of Oak, whiskey, caramel, chocolate, dark berries and licorice. tastes of bitter dark chocolate, woody oak, Whiskey and licorice. Sweet and oily though has a long roasty bitter finish. Numbing sensational ale. tarmok (1435) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Black liquid with brownish head. Aroma of herbs, alcohol, chocolate. Tastes same, medium+ sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, average carb, long fin. VamboladeTolly (2187) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with medium brown-fluffy sticky head,stays. Aroma: hay, chocolate, coffee, herbs, weak mint. Taste: medium bitter, coffee, chocolate, weak smoke, dry. Full body. Long roasted bitter finish. Nice.Well balanced.
Achel (487) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 2, 2017
Wathing snooker the masters 2017. what a beer. pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruits, and caramel. Extremely rich and complex palate, with dark dark chocolate, dark fruits, a little bourbon, vanilla and oak. Absolutely wonderful treat. jlong1965 (16) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pitch black oil...some dark roast aroma. No carbonation no head, but that’s is ok, had a nice roast flavor some sherry and alcohol heat. Scrumpy369 (1000) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 23, 2016
Bottle at home. Pitch black colour, big brown head. Nose is roasted, cocoa, light soy sauce. Taste is medium bitterness, light coca, roasted malts , coffee. Aftertaste is lingering bitterness, with coffee notes. Full mouthfeel, decent alcoholic warmth. Very nice beer overall. Dahlstrom (454) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 Bottle from Systembolaget. APPEARANCE: Black with a medium mocha head. NOSE: strong aroma of roasted malt, wood, coffee, mocha, caramel. TASTE: lightly sweet, high bitterness. PALATE: full body. ArtificialCyst (1462) - Szczecin, POLAND - DEC 5, 2016
Sampled at Degustacje Piwa w Szczecinie group meeting. Aroma: Lot of chocolate, roastiness, coffee, biscuits, vanilla, dark malts. Appearance: Nearly totally black colour, nice head. Taste: Bitter dark beer, roasty, high biterness, chocolate, coffee, light fruit, biscuits. Palate: Semi-dry finish, full body, low carbonation.