DruncanVeasey (6621) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, 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 I’ve tasted. If it was a roasty smooth chocolatey English mild I’d give it at least 3.5, so that’s exactly what it’s getting. Against all expectations, a really tasty, well-conditioned beer.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Almost black colour with a medium beige head. Light roasted malt, sirup aroma and taste. Light body with a sweet finish.
HogTownHarry (5908) - 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.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bought a bottle of this in honour of my old friend, the bockmeister general. purple with a lumpy beige head. choc and boiled pear and peach aroma. quite sweet and caramel but pretty pleasant overall
KyotoLefty (5575) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black with a tall, bubbly tan head. Looks nice enough. Sweet milk chocolate and caramel aroma, a bit corny, though not bad. Sweet, milky, chocolate flavor. There is a touch of strangeness in there, something artificial, but overall it isn’t bad. A bit too sweet, for sure. Nicely rich body as well. Much better than their light beer.
rosenbergh (5565) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Black colour with some red hue and small tan head.
Mild roasted malt, coffee and slightly artificial sugary sweetness in aroma.
Flavour is mild sugary sweet with some fruitiness and mild hoppiness.
KnutAlbert (5551) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at a Portugese restaurant in Brussels.
Very dark, almost black.
Sweet, milk, caramel, toffee. Not much of a body. They should work more on this!
Theydon_Bois (5308) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at my hotel in Cascais - April ’12.
Pours a mid black colour with a tan brown head that soon departed. Reddish/Brown when held to the light.
Not a lot doing on the nose ! A touch of roasted malt and maybe, just maybe some fruit !!!
Sweet malty in taste not a lot else.
Carbonation OK - easily drinkable and a change from the low grade lagers on offer, but never going to set the world alight. If that were the case this would be a suitable stout to put the fire out!!!
ogivlado (5294) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled(330ml). –Dark ruby-brown coloured, nice creamy head. Quite weak aroma of roasted malt and dark chocolate with moderate bitter coffee and tiny caramel notes. Also pleasant nutty notes. Short finish.
ThomasE (5176) - 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.