Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, light licorice and light spice with a smooth dry lingering roasty spiced finish. I was told this was a Black Saison.
beerandbeyond (553) - ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Thanks Dagan.
Super dark brown color with a small nice dark beige head.
Roasty nose, with grassy hops, some dark chocolate and ash.
Espresso flavors, slight tart, medium bitterness and burnt toast.
Medium-full body, pretty dry, feels more like a stout and yet good.
ansermadide (1408) - Kyle, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This 2012 AHA National Homebrewers Conference Commemorative Beer has a dark brown color with a fine, medium-brown head. It has a potent, almost sour hop aroma with a slight sweetness reminiscent of a robust porter. It has a slight chocolate flavor thatís a little like cardboard and cocoa powder. Thereís a slight dryness in the finish that adds a twist to a thin, almost alcohol-like finish. This is robust, full, and strong on the palate, yet still maintains a thin overall experience. Hmm... it kinda smells like paint.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Noam. Pours black, opaque, off-white film. Pepper and some coffee in the nose, ash, burnt, hot pepper taste. Sleek texture, hardly any carbonation, hot finish.
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Dagan. Very dark brown with a beige head. Roasty aroma of chocolate, coffee, light fruity notes and some spiciness. Flavor starts sweetish and continues drier with coffee, a bit of fruits and a spicy-roasty finish. Medium-bodied.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its a belgian specialty ale as per the commercial description. Belgian black ale brewed w coffee and chocolate. Nose of belgian yeast coffee and chpcplate. Black pour tan head. Acrid coffee roast and belgian yeast esters. Not much body. "Meh"(Jon 2009).
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(375ml bottle) Courtesy of Blomster. Thin, dark ... Weíre thinking itís a black IPA or Baltic? Fairly slight. Not bad.