AgentAle (713) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasty malts, licorice and not too much else. Taste is some sweet roasted malt balanced fairly well with a basic hopiness. The malt character finishes pretty watered down sadly. Body is a dark amber with a thin bubbly head that retains somewhat poorly.
dj (521) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 334ml. A black colour with a large brown head. Aroma of sweet malt, some treacle. Flavour is malty with some chocolate, a little hop coming through. Rice? A sweet treacle finish. Moderate to high carbonation. Not bad.
ninecats (180) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a lighty brown foam, settles fast. Roasted malt, pear and light floral hops in the aroma, taste is initially roasted malt, light coffee and dried fruit and then quite fast a dry finish. Medium body, low to medium carbo. Stylistically true.
MrHult (289) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från @thaalcoholic, tack! Mörkt rödsvart vätska med lågt ljusbrunt skum som lägger sig fort. Söt lätt metalliskt doft. Smakar farinsocker å rostad malt. En bra japan
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with thin head then dies. Not bad for an Asian beer. Has a good body and taste.. Toasted flavor.
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with ivory/tan finger thick head.
Aroma: Bread, roast malts, liquorice, toffee and a light treacle.
Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness.
Palate: thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt liquorice, treacle, malty sweet finish with an increasing bitterness.
Palate: Very tasty.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
17-Apr-14 (330-ml bottle: $1.69 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)
This beer is dark brown in color and some translucence at the edge, and it’s capped by half an inch of tan head that settles to a ring. The nose is malty and lightly roasty, with notes of cola, well-toasted bread, and a hint of sweet caramel. On the palate, the malt is lightly roasty and lightly sweet, with obvious flavors of medium-dark toast and cola, plus a hint of smokiness. There’s not enough roastiness to create any noticeable bitterness though, so this is pretty soft, easy, and smooth to drink. Weight is medium-minus, carbonation is medium, and the mouthfeel is reasonably dry. Overall, this is a light, easy drinking dark lager, but tasty enough to quaff mindlessly.
SilverfoX (296) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
roasty, caramel aromas light sweetness, medium bitterness, very smooth light body, creamy, soft carbonation, drunk straight from the bottle. i quite like it. very nice. bottle from beers of europe.
Mjp12 (358) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle, beautiful black colour, with thin head. Aroma of malt, flavour fairly non descript. Nothing special
GIJOE (643) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in the bar of the Hotel Belka in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia. Pours black with a roasted nutty aroma. Taste is lightly sweet and smooth. Flavors of malt and grain. Aftertaste is slightly metallic. Quite drinkable.