Can from San Diego Wine Co. Cloudy black, thinning, dark beige head. Aroma of chocolate sauce, gravy, toasted brown bread, espresso, roasted almond, whisky, vanilla, tobacco, burnt molasses. Taste has sweet prune & chocolate sauce over a toasty, brown-bready and pecan-nutty malt base with a hint of sugared espresso; slightly olive-like umami. Earthy & peppery hoppy finish, lingering coffee roast, dark chocolate, tobacco and warming whisky-like alcohol. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very intense. Delightful!
Bomber from Tavour. Near black pour, ring of brown head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty malts. Taste is sweet, chocolate, roast. Simple but so deep. Slick feel from the oats. Wonderfully smooth with a nice warm, bitter finish.
Botella de @Labirratorium, Madrid (Online) 25/04/2020 Color negro opaco corona de espuma beige, aromas cacao, tostados, café, sabor café, cacao, notas licorosas cuerpo sedoso.
Tap. Pours pitch black with a thick dark brown head. Aromas of heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, dates, licorice, ash. Taste is roasted, burned wood, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, raisins and dates.
Bottle. Ink black color, with dark brown foam. Salty, creamy dark chocolate aroma. Full bodied, malty, salty flavor with licorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Earthy hops coming up in the finish. Loads of flavor, delicious and well balanced.
More coffee-acidic than previous years
2015 Taster showing pitch black with a finger of latte colored foam. The nose shows medium intense notes of licorice, dark coffee, and light chocolate. Roasted malt note appears on warming up0 The palate is full bodied and slick with mild carbonation. As expected, very smooth oatmeal mouthfeel. A lot of dark coffee and dark chocolate with a mild espresso like bitterness on the finish with a bit of adzuki sweetness on the mid-palate that follows through to the end to tie it off.
Toranomon Hills tasting, about 5 years old bottle, thanks Jon! Dark brown pour, just some brown bubbles, almost no foam. Toasted nose, toffee and light molasses. Tiny bit of roast, some sweetness. Tastes bitter and some smoky base underneath that grainy roast character. Quite well integrated together, some roasty bitterness there, lingering chocolate cocoa roast in the finish.
Taster at Craft Room, Opatovina, Zagreb. Black, small lasting creamy beige head. Dark caramel, nutty, dark fruits, jam, molasses, coffee and roasty develops. Very thick and smooth, slightly tart, dried fruit and red sour fruit. Roasty dry finish. Wood or barrel. Alcohol slightly present. Complex, thick, great.