daniele (4466) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura buona schiuma persistente note tostate caffe cioccolata poco liquirixia in bocca buona tostatura peristente malto laromatica anche il luppolo fa la sua parte ma rimane piuttosto bevile sembre se amanti del tostato
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - NOV 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Draft at Hop, Milan. Black with red blinks. Disappearing head. Very strong aroma of licorice, cappuccino and cocoa. Somewhat earthy. Roastiness. Balanced indeed as what concern hop, roastiness and body. Flavours are very strong, with a beautiful licorice dry ending, but it was so carbonated that i’ve found very hard to empty my mug.
H pump at the brew pub. Served almost warm, with a very silky and smooth palate, right carbonation and really strong and balanced flavours.
Tyrser (2) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2007 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Black with red reflections, great head. Addictive taste, never boring. Ballanced hops and roast,with a sweet caress. Probably one of the best companions in long winter nights.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served from a keg with a handpump... Near black but with red highlights; very un-casklike straight head. Drop , concentrated liquorice, treatens to be sweet. Tobacco-flavoured, ashes. Without the sparkler bit more fruity, blackberry flavours. Coffee-like. Very heavy body, but I think it is misleading. Slick & just sourish retronasal. Drink it WITHOUT the sparkler!
kayrus (8) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2004 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark colour, creamy. Coffee flavour. Brewed near Switzerland, but similar to some English porters. Good.
Voivod (304) - Como, ITALY - FEB 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown colour, creamy dark head. Traces of liquorice in the aroma. Coffe and malty flavour with a strong liquorice aftertaste. Good, but a little boring in the end.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2005 Draught at the brewpub, 2005-12-26, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Dark brown color; thick creamy head. Aroma of cappuccino. Served not cold (!) it has a very good malty taste, round, some sweetness, a strong and dry roasted malt character, nutty. Strong final.
Draught at the brewpub, 2002-11-10, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Dark brown color, creamy head. Roasted malt aroma. Smooth, good coffee taste; medium body strength, good hop balance and strong palate.