Stuu666 (4828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roast chocolate, fruity, taste is liquorice, chocolate, sweet.
yngwie (14629) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It pours a black body, next to black as the original sin, topped by a dense, finger-thick light tan head. The aroma has quite a lot of licorice, with alcohol, dark coffee, mocha, molasses hints and some berry kind of hints. Licorice, molasses, coffee and berry hints in the flavor, some alcohol warmth and bitterness. Full body with some warmth. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit one dimensional, but it’s a fine brew anyway. 141228
SarkyNorthener (2557) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive thanks to richthevillan for this gem, cheers Rich. Christmas day beer 5. Bottle BBD 04-13, so expecting this to be at its peak. Black beer with large tan head that reduces to a small head with patchy lacing. Aroma of licorice, dark malts, coffee and some hoppiness. Taste is coffee, licorice, dark fruits, hops and a little chocolate. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Excellent beer.
Travlr (14209) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque brown color, tan head. Aroma of bitter cocoa, espresso, burnt licorice. Taste is unsweetened cocoa, espresso grounds. Very tasty.
kerenmk (2788) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks ArizviSG. Black, opaque with tan head. A little wood, then chocolate, cocoa butter and some salty aroma. slightly sour, then bitter taste and very little vinous. Smooth, long bitter finish, full-bodied.
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours black with a nice brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and fruits, flavor is roasted with marshmallow, chocolate, coffee, malt, oatmeal, medium bodied.
tomer (1877) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, zvikar and Ariel, very dark brown colour, small creamy head, aroma of dark bread, some charred wood and mushrooms, flavour of dark fruits, dark sour bread, some woodiness and coffee, quite strong sourness. Good and highly enjoyable.
Vestergaard (617) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to klimaet. Bottle. Pours black with a big, brown head. Aroma is very roasted, and got much of the oatmeal stout characters. Slight bitter berries and a little bit of smoke. Taste is very bitter and burned. Lots of almost salmiak-like licorice. Cranberries offer a little fruityness, but it’s still a pretty one sided beer. Still quite delicious!
Klimaet (397) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Vestergaard. Ma homeboy. Pours pitch black with a brownish head. Aromas of roasted liqorice, coffee and some sweet fruits. Dark chocolate. Bittersweet flavour, very roasted and slight fruitiness. Could have been stronger for my taste. Bitter and roasted finish. Very nice.
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Black with a big brownish head. Aroma oif roast, cocoa, a bit of coffee and some fruitiness. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, with dark chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and a bitter finish, slightly hoppy. Full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel. Very good stuff.