Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, caramel, molasses, vanilla, and roast. It’s a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige small khaki head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and molasses. The finish has light-moderate roasted malt, anise, and a touch of vanilla. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by Alex (thanks!). Deep brown black with a tight mocha head. Rich chocolate, coffee, booze, brown liquor, a little vanilla. Medium+ body with fairly relaxed carbonation. Rich chocolate and coffee, booze, lightly fruity, vanilla, lightly tangy/vinous, lightly sweet, fairly bitter with a long, inky finish. Quite nice. asheft (3083) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from Craft and Draft, Amsterdam. Strong alcohol with mocha and vanilla aroma and faint light red fruit. Opaque, viscous black under a lasting, light brown blanket. Sweet and alcoholic and bitter mocha flavour with some earthy hops and very faint red fruit. Medium full body, medium carbonation, smooth and slightly warming. Nische (2240) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. Roasted, bitter taste with coffee and dark chocolate. Quite full bodied with a lingering bitter, roasted finish. ArtificialCyst (1193) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2017 Beer thanks to Beersiveknown. Fuck, Steve, you don’t know how grateful I am, cheers. Aroma: Strong coffee aroma, dark chocolate, light fruit, nuts,soft alcohol, intensive and very gentle. Appearance: Brown head, low, leaves lacing, color is black. Taste: A lot of dark chocolate with coffee, very intensive, dense, powerful, some caramelly notes, light plum and molasses, gentle alcohol underneath, wow nuts. Palate: Carbonation is low, body is full, finish is dark chocolate with nuts big as fuck, tottaly dense and sticky beer. What a beer. Like a hazelnut chocolate with coffee. Could it be the best beer in my life? Probably.
HerrBierkoenig (1455) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 26.02.20 Pours deep dark black liquid, small frothy brown head, Aroma: coffee, milk chocolate, fruity, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, coffee, milk chocolate, light red fruits, alcohol - bit too much evident, Palate: full body, average to soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long milk chocolate/ roasty/ coffee aftertaste, Overall: extremely good, extremely strong, extremely drinkable. Enjoyed. flying_pig (1572) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow:wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Another excellent Kernel beer, my first dark beer from them in a while & every bit as good as their IPA’s & pale ales. An excellent beer with plenty of dark chocolate flavours & a nice, strong kick from the alcohol alongside nice coffee flavours & sweetness. Highly drinkable for the strength of the beer as well & exactly what I was expecting from this one.
Bottle from London Beer Lab. Despite its name this is pretty close to being black. There?s a thick tan head and a wonderful velvetty smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate up front with a roasted malt bitterness following through. You wouldn?t know it was 10%+, the alcohol is totally hidden and it slips down dangerously easily. A beaut of a stoot. WilleLW (273) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
Black colour with a grey head. Aroma of molasses, liquorice, chocolate and sour vinous notes. Taste of dark chocolate, molasses and vinous characters with dark berries. Some complexity. Some whiskey. Dry aftertaste. andrepintado (3416) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 4, 2015
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33cl bottle from 3er tiempo online. Color is dark. Head is thin and brown. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Body is smooth. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, coffee, vanilla, brandy, nutty, light fruit, a little citric. Very good!