CH-303 (1660) - 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 (7635) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (1377) - 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 (4278) - 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 (2560) - 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.
yespr (35128) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is hard roasted malt. Slight caramel and a touch of bitterness . Ends rather dry. Overall a bit thin.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black colour with a light brown head. Malty, light roasted aroma with fruity notes. Malty, dark fruit sweet flavor with a light roasted bitter finish.