promontor (107) - HUNGARY - JUL 27, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.5l bottle from British Store. Black colour as you expect from a beer with such a name. Head is moderate, looks foamy, aroma is moderately roasted, taste is sweet-roasted. The beer itself is a light stout, palate is a bit too lively for me, but otherwise nice. A bit thin, though. Taste is moderately roasted, a bit on the sweet side. Some nice sourish character detectable in the end. Roasted-bitter aftertaste with a not very nice earthy character in the background. Has a somewhat coke-like taste and character which I usually do not like. Also, quite one-sided. A typical one-timer.
hrabren (940) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5 l can at Opatovina Beer Fest in Zagreb. Nicely poured, black with a firm off white head. Nuts, coffe and roasted malts in the aroma. Creamy texture, really smooth mouthfeel. Light to medium body. Sweet and roasty. Light roasty finish. Quite nice.
k0mpsa (2511) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at f hoone, tallinn. Black color, smooth head. Aroma has roasted malts and some coffee. Balanced roasty body, sweet caramel, smooth.
MarkoNm (2386) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 21, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours a pitch black colour, topped with a medium sized beige head. Not much retention to speak of. Chalky nose initially, minimal roasty presence and that’s it. Taste is sweet, mildly roasty with very pleasant chocolate, easy to pick up. Light body, sparkly texture. Some coffee in the aftertaste. Not bad.
Kita (1914) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 0.50l. Pitch black color with thin quickly diminishing light brown head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grass, cereals, dust, mild roasted malt and caramel. Taste starts with moderate sweet roasted malt and chocolate, following is a bit smoky and leathery with mild fruity and grassy acidity, mouthfeel is smooth, while finish is mild bitter. Light body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Black is tasty, but this one just averagely...
Bill Becker (820) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
440 ml nitro can.
Pours black with 2 fingers of creamy off white foam.
The smell is big on the roasted malt with hints of chocolate, overall has a nice bitter aspect to it.
Roasted malt and semi sweet chocolate taste. Also has a "milky" flavour. Smooth and pretty tasty.
SOVIETDUCK (1) - RUSSIA - JUL 8, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Never poured this shiz into a glass, so no idea how it looks like. I love to chug these on depressed days when I’m fing tired of too much CO2. Better than san miguel.
nephirem (272) - CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours black colour with small and short lasting, off-white head. Smell is a bit weak, malty and subtly smoked.
Light body with watery texture. Pretty high carbonation for this style. Taste is mostly bitter with some off-placed sour notes. Aroma is very weak, yeast, roasted malts, smoke, traces of coffee. Very mediocre, and the choice to bottle this into transparent bottles is also quite questionable.
Overall, as a stout, this one is a failure. Very weak, thin and watery. It would pass as an ok dark lager, tho. Barely.
szymonskc (579) - Skórcz, POLAND - MAY 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
W aromacie kawa, czekolada, delikatna paloność i niestety żelazo. Kolor ciemnobrunatny, rubinowe refleksy pod światło. Piana bardzo drobna, obfita, trwała, ładnie zdobi szkło. W smaku lekka słodycz, mało ciała, lekka kawa i czekolada. Niska goryczka, średnie wysycenie.
inbirraveritas (1509) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 12, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, 500 ml.
Dark brown/ruby colour, medium sized creamy beige head, which leaves a thin film behind.
Nose brings some coffee along...
Mild roasty aroma escorted by caramel and some earth, mouthfeel is crisp and rather thin.
Dry, mild roasty and earthy finish...