Marcius (347) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - SEP 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black color and brown medium head.
Aroma is not strong, but I can feel the wood and toasted malt.
On the palate it is complex, full and with long finish.
hrabren (313) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 bottle from Russian Delicacies, a birthday present from lovely Anja. Dark brown, small tan head. Roasty, caramel, raisins. Some sourness, like wine. Thin to medium body. Sweet raisin finish. No hoppiness. Strong caramel character.
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared my bottle with a few friends at a Labor Day party. Poured a very nice dark brown with tan head. Fluffy head lasted longer than I had expected. Aromas were some chocolate, but the taste fell a bit with some metallic aftertastes.
Cthulhu (496) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle.Very dark brown with minimal off white head. liquorice and salted fish aroma.Coffee ,dark bread ,chalk, nuts flavour.Medium body and carbo with long finish. Warm feeling.
Percy0103 (300) - MEXICO - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 500ml. A dark beer with a small brown head and a red hue at the bottom. Aroma is coffee, nuts, alcohol, spices a little of chocolate with almonds. Taste is bittersweet with an alcoholic finish. Smooth character with a light finish. Some carbonation and astringency
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t expecting such a heady game-changing beer as what I got, especially on the other side of the earth. As black as sin with no head at all (a minus in my book). Aromas of dark chocolate mud cake, rich caramel, carob (I hate carob), cinnamon, lush vanilla extract and dates. It’s there for the taking in terms of smell.
Flavour is an exercise in similarity with aroma but with a reminder of a much richer background. It has a great deal going on with the overall impression being one of rich, sweet dessert beer that is going to send my blood-sugar haywire.
Is it worth it? Probably. Probably.
Aggiebob (396) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark black color with beige head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is roasted malts. The flavor is coffee, anise, burnt toast and dark chocolate. It has a slight bitterness and a little bit of alcohol.
arnold931 (926) - Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose is chocolate and some roast. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste has some dark fruit. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste.
venom666 (590) - Elche, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with ruby shinings and a medium beige head that quickly fades. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Medium body. Taste follows the aroma, with roasted malts and coffee up front and a good coffee background. A bit watery. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
TorbenJensen (1295) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
It looks promising with light brown lasting foam. Good aroma of coffee and dark chocolate is the first impression. The taste is also coffee and dark bitter chocolate.