Valgreen (766) - - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at beertasting with Carsten Bertelsen 19 / 6 2013. Very dark brown, almost no head. Thought this was a black ipa, but it is a belgian ale. Aroma, sweet berries(almost perfume) . Taste, berries, some whiskey notes.
daje (2757) - NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ōltorget, november 14th 2014. Dark brown body, near black, with a small tanned head. Roasty aroma with dark berries, alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, sweet and chunky, with a blackberry sting. A bit sherry-esque. Light bitterness with a boozy berry aftertaste. Unique and quite good.
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour. Aroma roasty, caramel, dark berries, blackcurrant, some saltiness. Roasted, caramel taste, raspberries deffinitely. Firstly sweet, then finishes in dry roasty aftertaste. Very good.†
MisoW (2336) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Abstract 12 - Bottle, shared by Gunthar. Pours dark brown color, extra small beige head. Aroma of soy sauce, raspberries, honey. Taste is medium sweet, honey, dark berries, raspberries, sherry.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at beer market tlv. Thanks Stas. Black and headless. Berries, deep and vinous. Deep fruity taste and a little bitterness. Lots of berries. Full body, no carbonation, l9ng berry finish. Great.
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at Beer Market TLV. Thanks Stas. Very dark brown. Aroma of malt, lots of berries, caramel, cookies, vanilla, a bit of chocolate. Very sweet flavor, kinda boozy, vinous, with malt, caramel, lots of berries and tart touch. Boozy oily mouthfeel. Too boozy.
androman (980) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
37.5cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is flat, no lacing. Nose is grape juice, flavor is bubble gum, blueberries, honey, rosť, raspberries, dried fruits, light roasty and chocolate, light licorice. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is medium lasting fruity medium sweet sour with chocolate notes, alcohol is totally hidden. Full body, oily texture, nearly flat carbonation. Not quite easy, very tasty dessert beer, complex fruity aroma with great balance, rather wine than beer, not my style but this is surprisingly good.
drjoeng (207) - - JUN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong alcoholic shock. Followed very quickly by herbal flavor notes reminiscent of luo han guo (same color!!). Followed by prolonged sustained base notes of roasted barley and a wheaty aftertaste.
Strong yeasty nose, smells like Marmite.
Very hefty beer not only because of the alcohol content but more significantly because of the strong medicinal taste profile which is not for the faint of heart or beer neophytes.
Finishes with a very satisfying wet French kiss (with lotsa tongue) of a malty smack which lingers just long enough to leave you wistful and just a little giddy.
FatPhil (10996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap (TCBW15) (6+:4:6+:4:13+=3.3+++)
Sweet heavy fruity belgian aroma, alcohol definitely not hidden. Very pleasant fruity body - backed with dark berries. Very sweet, but that works as a sipper. Not too sticky either, as the sharpness of the berries counter the sugariness. The taste covers the alcohol behind the sugars and berries well, but itís clearly a very hefty brew.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ TCBW2015. 27032015. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, red wine, coffee, berries and roasted malts.
Marduk (4072) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @TCBW2015. Very deep brown color. Small size, brown head, stays as a ring. Deep caramel, alcohol, fruity, roast, raisins, licorice, plums in aroma. Slightly sour, raisins, prunes, nice roast in taste. Long lasting prunes in aftertaste. Nice soft fizzy mouthfeel. Nice brew!