Fisler (653) - Bamberg, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2017
ABV 9.9%, optisch Schokokuchen, Cappuccino-Cremeschaum. In der Nase schokoladig, alkoholisch. Im Trunk sehr cremig, hohe Drinkability, erst leicht Schoko, dann bricht der Kaffee durch, wird bitter, Zartbitter-Schokolade. Langer Abgang. SinH4 (6113) - Garching b. M?nchen, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2017
Tap. Black color with beige head. Aroma is black chocolate, petrol, roasted malts, earthy, leathery, tobacco. Taste is the same, quite heavy on the tobacco. Oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Very good! coil (124) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2017
330ml bottle from The Grumpy Goat, Reading. Black colour with tan head, nice lacing. Bitter dark roasted coffee, roasted malts, roasted chestnuts, dark chocolate. Nice. stupre (479) - Nanterre, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ La caisse de bières. Belle robe noire avec fine mousse brune. Malt torréfié, noisette grillée. Chocolat amer et café. Amertume en fin de bouche. jgb9348 (6433) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2017
My bottle listed at: 9,9% abv
Bottled on: 02-January-2013
Best before: 02-January-2017 (whoops)
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a very thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of rich nuts, earth, toffee, caramelised sugars, grain, peat and a good deal of coffee, as well. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich malty flavour at first with bunches of earth and nuts throughout showing some pleasant and pungent sugars with the caramel, toffee and chocolate with a hint of a bitter finish from the peat, grain and noticeable alcohol. Aftertaste shows quite a bit of complexity, ranging from the hazlenuts to the peat and finishing with some bitter hop elements and a dash of coffee and earth, nice and pungent and warming but not boozey, which perhaps was due to the age (i've never had a fresh bottle before), the time seems to have done some nice things in terms of smoothness. Overall, a nice and robust beer all at once with a good deal of flavours and complexities, but still relatively easy-to-drink, especially for the style, but again, this probably has something to do with a 4+ year old bottle. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Beers & Beers in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain on 14-April-2014 for €5,75 sampled at home in Washington on 23-September-2017 after running 15 miles as a training run for the USMC Marathon.
scanovajr (753) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2017 A dark brown beer with beige head. Aroma is very roasted, notes of coffee. Taste is also roasted and sweet, dark chocolate, coffee, licorice. Nice balancing bitterness. Great beer tricksta_p (5009) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle from Biernavigatie. Aroma is roasted malt, dark cocoa, milk chocolate, mocha, coffee, dark fruits, a touch of hops, caramel, espresso, with light liquorice in the finish. Flavour is sweet with a medium hoppy roast bitter finish. Body is full and a bit creamy. Pretty amazing, lots of chocolate and coffee, fruity and hoppy notes as well. So damn tasty, it all comes together. rafael52 (1576) - Łódź, POLAND - SEP 1, 2017
Kolor: bardzo ciemny brunatny, klarowny.dambor (787) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
Piana: obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, dość trwała.
Zapach: intensywne aromaty gorzkiej czekolady, kakao, trochę pralin, lekkie aromaty, palone, dymne, fenolowe, alkohol niewyczuwalny.
Smak: dość lekka pełnia, intensywne nuty kakao, gorzkiej czekolady, trochę pralin, niewiele słodyczy, wyraźna goryczka, podbijana przez paloność, również niewyczuwalny alkohol.
Wysycenie: w kierunku średniego.
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 Pours pitch black with small creamy head. Aroma: tons of dark chocolate, coffee, also some nice Belgian chocolate pralines aroma (a touchnof alcohol). Taste: nicely thick, with dark chocolate, roast and chocolate dominating. Very proper brown stout.