Parket (568) - Bruges, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle, from Dranken Geers, dark brown coloured with foamy, stable and lacing dark head. Smell: industrial, some metalic. Taste: roasted malts, raisins, some malty and sweet notes. Not bad and simple palate, not blowing away.
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (101 Beers, Tampere)
Black as you hat, and crowned with a large spongy beige head. Glorious! Slightly coffee-ish roast aroma. Says stout to me, not old ale. Taste confirms that, a lovely rich black malt burnt roastiness. Anna gets a bit of ashiness, I would say it was quite that, but it is quite burnt. Nice dry belgian stout. Lovely smooth palate, gentle carbonation, quite succulent. Finish isn’t just the smooth dark roast, it’s packed full of fruity esters too. A complex and excellently crafted beer.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Pitch black colour with a firm, creamy, tanned head. Smells some roastyness, some chocolate but there?s little to no smell. Tastes slightly roasty, mostly water and boring. Thin body, okay carbo.
BlackHaddock (3491) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black Cuvee Speciale: This beer is the regular Black which is available in 33cl bottles and cask available only between October to April. They referment and re-badge the beer, unfiltered, into 75cl bottles for the following Christmas period only.
Very dark brown, nearly black in colour, the tan head sitting proud on top.
Hops are Fuggles and the malts a blend of many, but mostly Pale Ale ones. The nose is fairly weak, some roasted/toasted/burnt malts being the main aromas.
Those malts mentioned in the smell give the flavours a burnt feel and adds to the bitterness from the Fuggles hops that the brewer wanted (in his quest to produce a Belgian ’Old Perculiar’, with consultation with Theakstons).
Bottled 27th September 2010, drank and reviewed on 18th December 2010.
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It’s a clear, dark reddish brown beer, with a finger-thick, dense, beige head on top. The aroma has some notes of coffee, but is mostly lightly roasted and with dried fruits. Caramel and a lightly roasted maltyness in the flavor. Medium body. Quite weak and short finish with roasted malts. I think they’re pushing it a bit naming the beer Black, judging from both color, aroma and flavor, but it’s a decent one anyway. 110826
gunnfryd (10252) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, berries, malt, yeast. Flavour is sweet, licorice, roasted malt, yeast, alcohol, berries. Medium body. OK beer.
olio (5931) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ 101Beers, Tampere.
Pours dark ruby red color with large foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, liquorice, dark ripe fruits and some vegetables. Flavour of ripe fruits, liquorice notes, sweet caramel malts and some spicy notes. A bit too sweet, otherwise decent.
ration (1923) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with a high head. Aroma burnt malts, nuts. Thin palate yet slightly sweet. Not Bad.
MarcelVW (11) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate/coffee smell, low on foam, very clear dark amber/brown color, mild in alcohol (6,3%); good in body, roasted malt maintaste with a mild bitterness aftermouth
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle, BB 09/11/11) Pours a clear brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of cola, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, light smoke, sulfur, and baking cocoa with a dry finish.