rubyboxer (3) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best black lagers I have had, great bottle packaging it is jet black in colour with a sold creamy head, aroma ranges from chocolate and coffee and because its made with lager and not ale malts it is still light and refreshing.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml. from Elgin street. Great, packs flavour like a stout. Aromas of chocolate, caramel and roast; with hints of pine. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.
Rangi (552) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a surprisingly good beer!
The beer poured jet black, any head quickly disappeared. The aroma was like a stout nice roasted malts, coffee and chocolate but was subtle and retrained with no significant after taste. Had it with an Italian meal which it complemented extremely well.
paranoid74 (2) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ottima stout. Sentori di cioccolato, liquirizia e panera si combinano perfettamente.
rauchbierlover (588) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black body, small persistent beige head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate again. Dry, bitter finish
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Char and tar nose. Mahogany, thin beige head. Strong and distinct smoke, creosote, and ash flavor. Burned toast finish. Full flavored, full of roastiness, but still light bodied. Outstanding example of the style.
zztopt5 (9) - fonzaso, ITALY - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Come dice la bottiglia. BBONA! La descrizione che riporta ratebeer confermata a tutti i livelli. Gusto pieno ma non esagerato benché forte.
fraz (36) - Castiglioncello - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2013 Packaging and Serving - On draught at Fermentazioni 2013 - Rome, Italy
Aroma - Little intense and little persistent. Cafe, toffee, caramel.
Appearance - Fine brown persistent head. Dark transparent brown.
Mouthfeel - Intense taste. Medium to little carbonation. Medium body. Roasted malt and coffee taste, almost smooth with bitterish final. Little acidity due to roasted malts.
Aftertaste - Persistent aftertaste, mainly cafe and some hops notes.
Overall impressions - Tasty beer, nice and drinkable.
Food - Cured pork, smoked meat.
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit mittelmäßiger Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kaffee, Schokolade, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 6th annual Richmond Industry Gathering, 11/27/11. Pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, spice and nutty notes. The taste is roasted malts, smoky notes and spicy and citrus hops. Medium bodied.