jmgreenuk (5529) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at De Molen, November 2013 Second Tuesday Tasting. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with a thin light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt coffee. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a watery liqourice palate. Medium bodied, low carbonation and soft carbonation.
deanso (6242) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin tan head. Clear burgundy pour. Well hidden alcohol.
fiammanghilla (736) - Genova, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pompa @ parole di luppolo. Scura con schiuma pannosa e persistente. Corpo medio, buona bevibilitÃ , tostata ed amara al punto giusto. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
JefVerstraete (1910) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black. Some beige foam. Medium carbonation. Very well balanced beer. Full body. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, honey, roasted malt and some smokiness. Sweet (but not too) and bitter aftertaste. Very good.
paologalloni (147) - ITALY - NOV 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2014 tap. creamy foam and persistent black coloured . Coffee, nuts, strong licorice presence. persistent taste in the mouth. bitter - sweet well balanced. never ending final. very good
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[20-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours black to red with a beige head, aroma of honey, coffee, chocolate, flavor of chocolate, honey, coffee, tasty, medium bodied
gegwilson (1801) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Ritz, Leeds. Pours very dark with tan head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is coffee and liquorice. Starts with a bit of fruity sweetness before the liquorice flavour really kicks in with increasing bitterness and a bit of warming alcohol. Very rich and smooth. Very nice, but leaves a bit of a bitter after-taste that I wasn’t keen on.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Re-rate 12/21/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Naama. Black, not opaque, with a tan head. Chocolate and a bit of coffee, light smokiness. Bittersweet, bitter finish. 7/3/7/3/15=3.5
[10/20/13] Hand-pump at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Black with a tan foam. Great roasty aroma with dark chocolate and coffee. Pleasant bittersweet roasty flavor, with quite a bit of dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied. Nice. 8/3/7/3/14=3.5
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with no head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Near full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, burnt malt, some vanilla. Seems to have fruit of the lighter sort. Even perhaps citrus in the finish. Surprisingly complicated. Good stuff.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours near black with no head and a chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is a chocolate and treacle flavor with a slight vanilla finish.