HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (330ml). Courtesy of ImperialJohn. Thick oily-looking black pour, large fluffy lasting tan head, nice drapes of thin lace. Light aroma, but deep roasted malt, very lactic and sweet. Incredibly thin taste, sweet and syrupy, definite metal and a wan finish - light body, still, sweet and slick, quick-finishing and quite a let-down.
lithilorn (246) - Covilh„, PORTUGAL - JUL 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very dark brown body and light brown head. sweet milk coffee and chocolate aroma. sweet and a little bitter flavor. watery. a good dark portugues beer.
CH-303 (1382) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, almost black. Dark head, not too much of it, though.
Aroma: Roasted, burnt. Malt, some chocolate.
Taste: Malty, a bit burnt. Bit boring, not much to it. Slightly bitter.
Info: 330ml bottle, 16/4-2007
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloth bag, Hunstanton. Almost pitch with clinging tan suds. Genuine sweet charcoal, burnt malt, slightly curranty aroma. Milky coffee, chocolate, a chew of dark fruits. The most rounded and serious Iberian interpretation of a dark beer Iíve tasted. If it was a roasty smooth chocolatey English mild Iíd give it at least 3.5, so thatís exactly what itís getting. Against all expectations, a really tasty, well-conditioned beer.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Bought in Macau. I notice that sugar is one of the ingredients. Thatís pretty unusual. It tastes pretty sweet and isnít all that bocky. Itís only 5%abv. Sticky with lots of malt - itís more like a dunkel or porter. Very enjoyable. Didnít detect much hops. Enjoyed while wandering around Macauís Fortress de Guia.
JoeinDahlem (1325) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was not a bad beer at all, but I canít say Iíve had anything else from this brewery. Found it at Penafidelis, a Portuguese cafe around the square from Moeder Lambic in the Brussels neighborhood of Saint-Gilles. Poured a nearly impenetrable black with a tall, tan head. Faint, sweetish, roast-malt nose with some fruity notes. Lightly sweet flavor (again, those dark fruit notes) with a thin layer of dark-roast bitterness (weak, black coffee) that carries the finish. Thin for a stout, but thick for a dunkel. Average carbonation. Quaffable, in the end.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with big whitish head. Not bad really, the best to I got in Madeira. Roasted coffee, sweet, caramel. medium body. Roasted finish
johndoughty (3937) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprising that a country that produces mainly boring pils can come up with this one. More like a stout than a dunkel it was slightly dry with some roast flavour that really lingers. Very drinkable and highly recommended.
Beese (1625) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black colour with just a little bit of brown head. A slightly sweet smell, although not particularly strong. The taste has initial notes of coffee followed by some bitter, slightly sour notes and then a sweet, malty aftertaste. Itís not particularly full of flavour, considering the style, but itís still quite pleasant. I could definitely drink it all night.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - APR 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. black color. dark brown head. roasted dark fruits in taste and aroma. some sweetness. a bit boring.