kevinsenn (2294) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with a tan head. Roasted grains and a little bit of berry in the aroma. Taste is roasty, chocolatey, with some licorice and grains. Very good stuff! stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Black with a brown creamy head. Coffee, caramel, chocolate, syrup in aroma. Sweet taste with notes of licorice, roasted malts, caramel, soya. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, long sweet warming finish. JoeMcPhee (9598) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep black with a thick tan head. The nose is awesome. Caramel and cocoa with a bit of soft smoked malt and a touch of saltiness. There is a little bit of plummy fruit character through the middle. Soft sweetness on the palate with some nice fudgey character. A little bit of soft cocoa with a nice light roastiness. Damn tasty beer. terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
330ml bottle from the LCBO daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2014
pours a dark mahogany Smokey burnt malt aroma
Thick toasty malt flavour yummy nice bitter hop after taste
Nearly black, brown head. Very nice. Chocolatey and roasty with good coffee flavor. Some molasses and plums as well.
Svesse (8836) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
(Bottle) Black colour with lasting, rocky, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit (figs, raisins), liquorice, black rye bread and hints of orange peel. Malty, roasted taste with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, liquorice, black rye bread, dark fruit, some vanilla sweetness, hits of burnt sugar and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Not quite as powerful as the stronger 2011 version, but a bit more balanced, actually in excellent balance. Lovely beer. thb (840) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Inky black, mocha foam (thinnish). Aroma is lots of chocolate, toast, leather. Taste pulls out the same plus a lot of fruits - blackberries and the like. Sweet, bitter in balance. Lots going on, lots of evolution throughout the sip. Good. lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Liqueur à l’apparence de charbon liquide, à la mousse rare mais à l’olfactif qui compense largement pour un visuel tranquille : chocolat, boisé, alcool et épices se succèdent. La bouche est copieuse, assez mince pour se qualifier avec succès comme un porter impérial et non un stout, mais complexe (cacao, vin rouge, houblons en finale) et pas inutilement lourd (épices bien retenues, alcool discret). Plus simple que prévu, et ça lui va bien ; excellent breuvage hivernal. VsXsV (4560) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with a thick, medium to big sized mocha head. Nice lacing. Aroma of fresh ground coffee, dark fruit, ash, bitter chocolate, bread, smoke and some sweet alcohol. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of coffee, piney hops and light ash. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Not flat as last year’s version. This one’s actually really good. Nice going. tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
@ Tiddes Bar. Pours pitch black with a small bubbly had leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted malty sweet caramel green apples tary chocolate. Flavor is sweet fruity roasted malty chocolate coffee bitter vanilla. Finishes bitter roasted and sweet.