suurjuust (1031) - ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lack, tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, coffee, dust, Flavor is roast, creamy malt, licorice; hops and roast in the dry finish along with sweet hints and chocolate. Nice balance, alcohol well hidden, smooth palate. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
TheJester (1862) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle. Black, not much head. Anise dominates the nose. There is soy sauce, smoke, fruit, and cocoa. Not too sweet. Surprisingly mild flavour up front. Nice bitterness in the end. Smoke is there throughout. Weird one. Tastes nothing like it smells. Maybe my palate is fucked up.
FreakG (11) - SPAIN - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Powerful first strike...smell sweet (vainilla). Smooth taste and prolongued coffe flavour, licorice, raisin, nuts and butter, all of them gracefully sorrounded by cereal flavour.
Long lasting beer...take time to savour it!
Gurthnar (1649) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma roasty, light fruits. Almost black colour. Taste is mostly roasted, quite harshly, burnt. Light fruitiness and caramel. The finish is roasty, tart, tannins. Relatively thin body. Overall good beer, but too roasted IMO.
czar (4281) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours unclear dark brown-reddish with a nice small light beige head, showing some retention and nice lacing sticking. dark red berries, cocoa powder, spices and resin, smoke, but mostly burnt malts, tingling perfumey and peppery booze - fair amount of it, earthy and almost ashy, some sweetness - burnt caramel and molasses. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, harsh bitter coffee-resinous-ashy-piney finish. nicely crafted but not really my cup of tea.
Erasmus_ro (1309) - Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small, mocha-colored head. Aroma is fairly roasted, quite a bit of dark fruitiness, some salty liquorice. Taste is very rich. Roast is very present as is salty liquorice, some fruitiness, orange being rather strong though dark fruits as well. Full with some carbonation. Pretty alright, if a bit underwhelming after all.
MadRobin (1894) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, black-brown with a large, creamy khaki head and stupendous lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, toast and mild dark fruit.
Taste of roasted malt, toast, chocolate, mild dark fruit and more than a touch of hops.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bursprak (481) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 50 cl bottle. Pours jet black with sa small head that quickly fades. Aroma is fresh coffee, liquorice and some soy sauce. Taste is light coffee, burnt malts, some chocolate and light vanilla.
Ragnampiza (384) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle from Portale Birra, served in nonic pint glass. Pitch black, absolutely no light passing through, with an average, persistent light brown head. Good lacing. Pretty muted aroma, definitely lots of dark, toasted and roasted malts, perhaps some bitter chocolate mousse, some booze notes. Fortunately better in the mouth, bitter dark chocolate upfront, slightly astringent, then a milky, moderate sweetness emerge. The alchool is well hidden, but it’s a warming beer, no doubt. Bitter, slightly hoppy and roasted aftertaste. Soft carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Expected a bit more.
Marduk (2649) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pitch black color. Massive brown head, stays for eternity. Chocolate, coffee, roast, cocoa pudding in aroma. Cocoa, coffee, roast, milky taste. Long lasting chocolate roast in aftertaste. Great brew!