yngwie (14338) - 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 (11421) - 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 (6685) - 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 (1977) - 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 (11973) - 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.
Countbeer (4825) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A vast centred and airy around creamy beige head on top of a deep dark ruby with orange tints colored beer.
Smell lots of stingy malts, some barleys and hay, some hints of dark fruits and the slightest hint of liquorice. The stingy sharp malts are more or less on the dominating side.
The taste is a bit weak and watery with a bit of an unbalanced mix of dark fruits; some light hints of prunes and raisin, coal/ash, nasty malts, some (elder) hops, sharper grains and herbs. Low sweetness and low to medium bitterness.
Aftertaste is an ashy herby (nasty) malty mix. Not so good.
Medium carbo, light tingly mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy/watery texture.
Had expected more of this beer, guess due to it’s black label. That thought already seem to disappear with the pour and when the smell came through. But the taste, mostly aftertaste, is not that good. Kind of a pity!
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2011 in Essen (B). A dark brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of dark fruits, sweet malts and notes of chocolate. The taste of dry coffee, bitter with some sweet fruits. The aftertaste is bitter with some sweet.
mar (4966) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown almost black with ruby highlights. yeast, fruits, chocolate, and roast. smooth on the palate, roasty finish. fruits, and yeast.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive light brown foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear dark brown and a sweet caramel taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a roasted malty touch . This beer smells to cocolat.