Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
An unusual masterpiece, thanks to Georgina for bringing from her hometown. From the re-sealable cap through the finish, this style turned me and my mates on my head. Why did I agree to share it? Starting as a tart and sweet stout with roastiness and coffee and some chocolate, it moved through as a dunkel and finished with a mildly sour but beautiful yeast at the end of the bottle. Appearance: Mocha head and retaining lace. Its unpasteurized, but drunk fresh. Been imitated, but had the real thing.
Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding dark beer. Heavy molasses and malt flavor. Slight twist of burning sugar, chocolate and some bitterness on the aftertaste with licorice tones. Head was creamy, but not overly so. Was able to have the hard to find Grolsch popper top in Czech Republic. Easily one of the best dark beer in the Czech Republic. Purchased for 60 Krowns in super grocery store (about $1.50 US). Gotts love those currency exchanges!
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Pilsen and also bottled. I found this to be more like a schwarzbier. Lightly roasted malt, full, dry soft mouthfeel, with some hop bitterness in the finish. Soft banana yeastyness noticed, more so in the bottled version. Lovely, roasty and smooth, very more-ish.
JoeMcPhee (7621) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Sir Toby’s Hostel. Black colour with a beautiful ruby appearance and a thick tan head that fades back to lace. Fruity, malty aroma, some caramel, molasses, and burnt sugar. As it warms, the fruity richness of the malts really start to come forward, brown sugar, molasses, caramel. Flavour shows a fairly sweet character and a clean finish. A hint of flowery Saaz hops in the nose.
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a nice head. Aroma from cocoa, coffee and sweet fruit. Creamy flavor with cocoa, licorice and sweet fruits. Mild finish. Really good.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - AUG 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby-black. Toffee, molasses, chocolate aroma. LIghtish palate, with some chocolate notes. Hint of toffee in the sweetish finish.
diabel (1584) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty malty flavour. Cola-like appearance. Black body. Fully diminishing head which is brown and fizzy. Moderately bitter, acitic initital flavour. Lightly bitter and lightly salty (long) finish. Light to medium body. Lively carbonation.
Nate (3326) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramelized suagar, roasty malts, toasted marshmallow, toast. Dark brown-black clear with tan lacing head. Medim watery-oily body with smooth carbonation. Starts dry, tasty, with light carbonic acidity. Muted sweetness of toasted sugar, Finish is light acidic, little sweetness. After is mild, with toasted acidic malt. A decent quaff.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The flavour is dominated by a roasted caramel and malty flavour. Some hints of fruit and a nice sourness in the finish. Very nice.
MiP (12136) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2013 Draught. Almost totally black with light brown head. Dry and malty. Has a little bit of Irish stout to it. Clear taste of řllebrřd. Aftertaste hint of liquorice. 4 4 7 3 17
Bottle, 5.1%. Good bready and roasted aroma. Very dark brown colour, seems clear with a red shine. Big stable light brown head. The flavour is also bready at first, turning very slightly creamy with a roasted finish. No to low bitterness. A very well-balanced beer. 7 3 7 3 16