dEnk (2636) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is very roasty with strong blue cheese hops. Some liquorice and caramel. Flavour is dry and roasty with a mild hop note. Need to try a fresher bottle for the hops to shine I guess. Still very nice though.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks black in the basement. Very fruity and a bit roasted malt aroma. Sweet fruity, roasted and some hops in the flavour.
[Bottle at Schouskjelleren in Oslo, Norway]
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Troubles, Pours brown to red with a small beige head, aroma of apricot, honey, toffee and marmalade, flavor is bitter with some roasted notes, dark bread, light acidity, medium bodied.
MOLA_DK (171) - DENMARK - JAN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear, dark. Fruity nose with hints of chocolate. Nice medium dry mouthfeel and, some chocolate and hops in the taste. Finish is nice with some bitternes
esp0r (1259) - NORWAY - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, nearly black in glass, huge tanned head. Smells of blackberries, citrus zests and roasted malts. Malty body, some sweetness, but on the lesser side. Distinct roasted malts with some coffee as well. Nice oily feel and quite dry on the palate. Nice bitter finish with berries and some malt bitterness as well. Fat Cat’s black cousin
IluvatarMilan (190) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Beautiful ruby body, slightly opaque, very thick tan head. Creamy and spicy aroma. Very full-bodied, soft mouthfeel. Nice malty backbone with subtle fruity hop aromas. Aftertaste is refreshingly dry bitter. Remarkable beer, also considering its abv
Countbeer (2853) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium very vast light brown tan head on top of a dark ruby colored beer.
Smell bit dusty with honey, sweet darker fruits, toasted sticky barleys and malts, light hoppy, some citrus, floral
Taste hoppy, herby, medium bitter, malty, toasted malts, hint of darker fruits.
hoppy low bitter hetby aftertaste.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Very good considering the low alcohol percentage.
wyzzywyz22 (1644) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Poured a deep dark brown colour with a generous tan head. Enticing nose of piney hop, citrus, roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavour was a decent mix of roasted malt, citrus and some well judged hop bitterness. Considering its strength there is a lot packed in here. This black cat is more than welcome to cross my path any time.
LoFi (1345) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown to black, nice looking tan head leaving some lacing.
Aroma: fruity, roasted malt, citrus.
Taste: hoppy, citrus, black currants, roasted, licorice, chocolate, toffee.
For the low ABV, this is very nice and full of flavours.
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Re-rate 2/29/12: Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Dror. Almost clear brown color with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and some hops. Sweetish flavor, somewhat roasty, with mildly bitter and finish with faint citric notes. Medium-bodied. Decent, but most of the hops are gone unfortunately. 7/3/6/3/13=3.2
[10/4/11] Draught at Ølbaren in Copenhagen. Hoppy aroma of tropical fruits. Flavor has a bit of sweetness and a bitter fruity hops finish. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4