MoritzF (8776) - looking for a flat around Munich, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33cl bottle) Clear, opague colour with a medium-sized beige foamy head. Discreet aroma: slightly sweet and roasty malty nose with light notes of chocolate and caramel. Sweet and slightly sourish flavour, medium to light bodied with a moderate carbonation. Earthy dark and roasted malt-character with a touch of chocolate and very subtle fruity notes; moderately dry and roast-bitter finish with shades of toffee and chocolate. Lacks depth, but is otherwise drinkable (21.XI.08).
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A black beer with a thin long-lasting off-white head and a touch of lacing. The aroma is thin; with alittle light roast a touch of milk and a touch of smoke permeating through the wateriness. The taste is a little lactic, with a touch of roast and a smooth fruitiness. A reasonable stout but nothing special.
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, 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.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roast, tin, malted milk balls, little soy / black patent. med- light body, watery but frothy. simple but light and enjoyable.
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to black-colored with a medium beige-light brown head. Malty aroma with toasted bread, caramel, some roastiness and coffee notes. Sweet caramelly flavor, somewhat sugary, with some vegetal notes, chocolate hints and light sourish touches. Finishes drier with a faint roasty note. Medium-bodied. OK.
JorisPPattyn (8573) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fast gone foxy-cream head, over deep dark red-brown beer. Perfumed chocolatey nose, like praliné or chocolate filling with spirit or liqueur; maybe some wood. Dry, near-woody flavour, but rather watery finish. Very dry malts, lots of water, near no roasted notes. Warming up, acquires syrupy sweetness. Bit sticky MF, medium bodied at best. Not very stout, and too sweet - even for a Dunkel.
Fin (8429) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Claire, many thanks! consumed Oct 2011 Pours black with a tan head. Touch thin and lacking in a nice really roasty up frontness. Tastes mass produced, though it is easy drinking. A6 A4 T5 P2 Ov11 2.8
olio (7956) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours dark copper color with a minimal head. Aroma of sugar, sweet malts and dried fruits. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel malts and brown sugar. Sweet and slick palate.
KyotoLefty (7878) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, 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.