ruigo (1904) - PORTUGAL - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A creamy but at the same time not so heavy beer. A dark beer for the not so cold days of the portuguese winter.
flying_pig (1304) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope website (£1.39):
Dark malts with some brown sugar and a sweetness & caramel. Roasted barley, coffee & dark malts follow with chocolate.
Dark, opaque brown with a thin head that is tan coloured and bubbly.
Sweet and there is the sugar and some of the roasted malts from the nose. There is a little liquorice and some chocolate but again not a lot and it is rounded of with some roasted malts.
Sweet, medium in body with a bland and watered down feel somewhere around the middle. It’s not all bad though, the beer was easy to drink and is quite smooth too.
Started really well but whilst still drinkable, the taste didn’t fully back up the look or the smell of the beer. Mainly roasted malts, sweetness and some chocolate but it was a smooth and easy to drink offering so I won’t complain too much.
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
In Portugal and fed up of lager I decided to give this a whirl. Not a stout in any way shape or form, a black lager. Which is fine. Who wants to drink Guinness when it’s 30 degrees in the shade anyway?! A bit of burnt coffee, a bit of sweetness, not much else. Thin but still refreshing enough to be enjoyed in the roasting weather. An enjoyable alternative to the ubiquitous lagers of the algarve.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl greenish- brown bottle at Cidade de Goa’s Taverna lounge. Pours an opaque dark brown with lasting fine-bubble head. Slight molasses aroma with hint of vanilla. Light- to- medium body. Low carbonation. Even dry/sweet dark malt flavor balance. Dry finish. Hint of roasted character . An OK hot weather drink with stout-like character.
VamboladeTolly (1096) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours dark brown with big flyffy head that stays a while. Aroma of roasted malts, cofee and caramel. Taste is smooth with some bitterness, roasted malts,cooffee, caramel,. Little sweet aftertaste. Well balancaed. That beer surprised me, didnt expect so much.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml bottle (Tolly,Tartu)
Looks great, black with a huge dark tan head, fairly persistent. Doesn’t smell stout, this is a lager, right? Fairly nice though, sweetish roast. Some weirdness in taste initially, dodgy esters, but it settles down to a nice roast. Smoothish sweet palate. Gentle deep roast burnt finish. Nice schwarz.
Beerenberger (1584) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Consumed in Portugal - The aroma was subdued but a slight malt aweetness was present. A brownish-black pour with a nice cappacino head and minimal lacing. The taste was pleasing, but not robust. Caramel with a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a better beer than I was expecting.
ramboraffe (1533) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle at hotel bar in Olhão, Portugal. Dark brown with off white head. Light roasted malt, fruity and chocolate. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. Medium body.
ALLOVATE (2772) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a welcome break in between tastings of some bland and boring ciders and is a well overdue new direction for this Portuguese brewer. Tasted from the bottle and poured into a tallboy glass. Deep, dark ruby-cola brown with a ½" fluffy tan head that persisted for the length and left a little lace. Rich, clean and inviting nose, cooking chocolate, powdered cocoa and molasses with a little aniseed. Quite dry in the mouth, delicate and smooth with lightly roasted grain and dusty cocoa powder, pasty yeast and a hint of burnt malt. Finish has a little length, malty and dry with a chocolaty hint that lingers between mouthfuls. A little light in body, it seemed a bit of a hybrid between a Munich Dunkel and an Irish Dry Stout, but without definition it was quite a nice and balanced, malty beer. A decent drop!!!
drpimento (2773) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with a big thick creamy foamy head that last for a while; some lace. Nice dark almost opaque redish brown. Nose was cocoa, roasty, caramel, toffee. Flavor and palate are sweet/milk stout, but quite thin. Short finish. Brought this home from LIsbon this summer.