Godofthecellar (678) - NYC, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft poured a chestnut brown with a light foamy head.
Mild flavor of roasted nuts, cocoa, peat. Honey like sweetness, well balanced blipp (9929) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Light smoky-ish malts, dark chocolate, some nutty , and some faint flowery hops in the finish. Rich, and a little fruity. Good stuff. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft in the Avenue Pub in Nawlins!!! ... Deep black brown ... Solid gamer foam ... Dark fruit . Burnt scotch vapors and mild madness inducing brandy cooking chocolate ... Good and very intoxicating .. . , Fozzy bear was a rapist.. angelkostvo (1248) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
Black color with small beige head. Aroma of cream, chocolate, nuts, cappuccino, peat, liquorice. Taste is medium bitter, light sweet a bit savory. Perfect balance. Full body, velvety texture, flat carbonation. One of the best beers I have had, if not the best. Closest to perfection. mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a moka head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is full of peat, spices, herbs and really different overall. Taste is really sweet, almost cloying. Lots of honey and roasted malt and some chocolate is what I could taste. Full bodied and a little heavy. Mouthfeel is smooth, though. Overall a fun one, makes me wonder how the original ("real") recipe tasted (pretty sure it wasn’t as nice as this bottle!).
czar (9616) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
pours clear dark brown with a nice beige head, good retention and lacing. mint, burnt caramel, soy sauce, roastiness, bitter chocolate, cloying molasses and dark sugars, smoke, hickory. moderate to low carbonation, medium to full body - heavy stuff, slightly earthy and grassy-minty finish. complex but oh-so-not-overwhelmed by this sweet and umami-ed brew. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours black with low creamy light brown head. Aroma is of stable, peat, alcohol, chocolate, roasted malt, musty. Taste is of peat, chocolate, roasted malt, fruits, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Very complex, awesome peatiness. Serious stuff. tom10101 (6298) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). From AlexFields, thanks! Dark reddish brown with a small/medium fully lasting brown head and some lacing. Aroma of peated malt, mint, chocolate, honey and nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and about the same as aroma, maybe a tad more nutty. Medium body. Low to moderate carbonation. Somewhat silky mouthfeel. Pretty unique beer. Nice peated touch. Good balance and drinkability for a 10% abv beer. Complex and well balanced. Loved it. Cunningham (8530) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2013
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - SEP 1, 2013
Appearance: Sinful dark black color with a frothy big beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, vanilla and fruity.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate and nice smooth balanced fruity. Dangerously well masked alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty and powerful ale. One more please. The only problem now: Where can I get another bottle...
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway.
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 Denso color nero con un cappello mediamente spesso di schiuma marroncino chiaro. Al naso offre frutta fresca, miele, cacao, farina di castagne, frutta secca e più velati sentori di caffè e malti tostati; al palato è un fantastico equilibrio di sapori tra i quali emergono pere, miele di rododendro e castagno, cereali e cacao amaro. Al palato è perfetta: elegante, fine, cremosa, vellutata, gentilmente effervescente e di corpo abbondante; l’abv non si sente e ogni sorso invita al successivo. Una birra "aristocratica", favolosa.