cgarvieuk (24800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... huge chocolate ... little coffee ... big whiskey ... big alcohol front ... lots of whiskey ... hint of iodine ... long coffee roast ... some chocolate ... rich heavy .. but lovely ... possibly little too much whiskey for perfection. 4.1
bottle at home ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... huge rich malt nose ... big coffee ... massive coffee front ... rich bitter front ... over heavy coffee ... not getting whisky this time, ... 3.9 Leighton (21494) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle at Bruce’s Housewarming Party Tasting, London. Just a phenomenal beer. The chocolate character is so robust and true that you probably won’t know what to do with yourself. Huge but actually not too hot. Not cloying. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Big, lasting mocha finish with some moderate roast notes. Superb. Rasmus40 (21343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, heavy coffee, chocolate and dusty. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter. Oily. 210412 fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle from Havnens, VejleKoelschtrinker (20591) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 11, 2012
The color is absolutely black; it has a brown creamy head, solid. The aroma is mild and not extremely complex, with some roasted malts and an interesting pepper edge; some yeast too. Very good body strength, with a round and smooth mouthfeel; strong flavor of heavily roasted malts, that covers but at the same time is complemented by a good level of residual sugars; there is though a too strong liquorice component; traces of pepper also in the flavor; the alcohol is nice and warming; correct bitterness level, without roastiness excess, in a long final that also provides a very good roasted malt backbone; but it’s also a bit dusty.
Very good, and quite balanced.
Erdig-malziger, deutlich torfiger Beginn. Die Intensität nimmt rasch zu, neben dem komplexen Malz auch die Süße, die kurz zu stark erscheint. Dann ist das Malz aber wieder unangefochtem im Vordergrund, Röstnoten, Vanille, leicht trocken. Geringe Herbe, das Bier ist trotz der Intensität weich. Komplex malziger Abgang mit angenehmen Vanillenoten, langer röstiger Abgang. Spitzenklasse! 13/15/13/14/13/14
Theydon_Bois (19788) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle at home - 08/07/12, thanks to an IP trade with Dennoman.
Black as squid ink and a good finger and a half of dirty brown head.
Espresso coffee attacks you on the nose backed up with a little cocoa and a whiff of booze.
Huge roasty flavour, dark malts, you know about the coffee but it is well blended into the main body.
Full bodied but very drinkable, the 12% alcohol is well disguised.
This is right up there for me - an excellent coffeed up RIS!!! saxo (18945) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black and there are fliaties. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, roast malt, chocolate and hops. Very rich in taste. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle. Black beer with a huge creamy lasting brown head. Coffee aroma, licorice and some smoky notes. Salty and with bitter hops. Flacor from coffee beans, chocolate and tar. Quite bitter finish. harrisoni (18820) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Bottles and I do mean bottles, at the "how to blend beers" afternoon at The School brewery of Struise. Now I like coffee. And I like espresso coffee. But this was something else. The coffee hits you all ends up. Smooth yet roasty in the mouth. Good dark bitter chocolate flavours, but it is the coffee without doubt that hits you the most. Better than the first Black Damnation to be honest. This is very distinct. That dry beaned flavour runs through it. A memory of one of the best tastings/weekends I’ve had. Sat with Urbain and Mes and Ken and J, mixing and sampling beers. Perfect. mcberko (18081) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
11.2 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a quickly-dissipating bubble brown head. Aroma of darkly roasted espresso beans, dark roasted malts, and unsweetened cocoa - don’t get any of the barrels on the nose. Flavour of whiskey barrels and espresso beans upfront, some chocolate buried in there, finishing with the whiskey barrels and quite a powerful alcohol kick. Medium-bodied but powerfully flavoured. The alcohol is much more prominent in this rendition, but this is nevertheless excellent.