Maracuja05 (1333) - Mainz, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2017 olsvammel (7256) - Örebro, - SEP 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It poured a pitch black liquid with a small brown foam that left a little bit of brown lacing on the side of the glass.
It had a very strong and complex smell. Lots of different flavours where tugging at my nose. I found some chocolate, nuts, wood, yeast, soy sauce and something burned. It also had a spiceness to it that I couldn’t quite put into place. Very nice so far and I have to admit my expectations where rising.
I tasted it and it was smooth and dry, it also had the complex taste similar to the smell. A mix of chocolate, smoke, nuts, wood, something burned and some liqourice fudge at the end. It also had this spiceness which I couldn’t quite put words into. It had a long aftertaste and I could feel it even as I was sitting on the subway home. A very complex, well balanced and interesting beer
23-07-17 // bottle shared at home. Vintage 2015. Pours a deep black beer with a creamy beige head. Nose of chocolate, coffee beans, fruits. Taste is delicate, heavy bitter chocolate and espresso with some dried mild fruid in the background. Great! Grima (2499) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2017
Bottle from Sliterij Van Bergen, Eindhoven, Netherlands!
Lonick (2509) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Bought in 2009, so its well aged. Pours deep black with a brown espresso head. Wide range of aromas. Coffee, Whiskey, chocolate, burnt malts, rhum. Taste is intense malty roasty, slight sweet, with lots of bourbon, vanilla and toasted malts. Long lasting burnt malty finish with bourbon and roasted coffee. Absolutely outstanding!!!
Bottle @home, (Clear out the cellar evening). Pours black, opaque, tan head. Nose fruit cake, Christmas cake, boozy, raisins, coffee, chocolate, licorice, ooooft. Taste is massive, there is a bitterness that gives way to a sweet finish, the taste is as the nose, huge fruit cake vibe and massive booze, you know this a strong beer and it does not hide it. nathanvc (598) - Brugge, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2017 At ’In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst’ (bottle shared with Anke, luckily). Pours hazy jet back with a small, lasting, dark beige head. Intense smell. The aroma contains dark chocolate, coffee roast, caramel, hops & spices, roasted malt, ’jenever’ or ’whisky’, licorice, figs & raisins, some bread. It tastes heavy to medium chocolatey sweet and light roasted bitter, with a toasty, light hoppy finish; warming (and surprisingly well-hidden) alcohol. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Extremely tasty and deeply complex. What else can I say than this is world-class? rodenbachvintage (91) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Zeer overtuigende gitzwarte zware Stout. Een absolute aanrader voor de liefhebbers van een degelijke stout. Chocolade, koffie, mokka, mooi gebalanceerd.
Drinkt verrassend vlot!
Richardvv94 (106) - Valthe, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2017
Gedronken met Peter, smaakt een beetje naar pure chocolade, maar meer naar port of sterke rode wijn, een beetje zurig, rozijnen, weinig bitter en weinig koolzuur, vol van smaak, maar niet romig, droog of toffee-actig Kampfar (277) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2017
From tap at VCBF; pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, some coffee. Taste follows the aroma, very slightly sweet. Thick mouthfeel, low carbonation. Toasted malt in the long finish. Great! basjansen14 (437) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 Zwart kleurig bier met een bruine schuimkraag.
Aroma: geroosterde mout, zoet, koffie, wat drop en wat chocolade.
Smaak: geroosterde mout, espresso, wat rood fruit, wat drop en misschien wat anijs en een redelijk bittere afdronk.
Vol en romig mondgevoel met redelijk tot weinig koolzuur. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Totally black body with a small tan head that had a crimson edge. Lacing was sparse. Vinous aroma of ripe fruit, dark chocolate, anise and molasses. Complex flavors of dark fruit, strong coffee and semi-sweet chocolate mingle with licorice, smoke and toffee. Hops stay hidden in the background; carbonation stays low; alcohol stays approachable. Like a fortified wine, best sipped instead of gulped. Mucho thankos to Sloth. Stew41 (2062) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 7, 2017
2011 Vintage (Kulminator 8 euro)
Served at room temp. Massively rich and full bodied but not crazy over the top. If this is 5yrs old this is a mere babe. Quite sweet but also very powerful. Will goes 10yrs+ with ease. Lacks a few smarts but time might heal.