jerohen (2076) - Bussum, - OCT 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from supermarket in Albufeira, Portugal. Black appearance, small brown head. Malty nose, caramel, roasted, some liquorice. Very sweet flavor, lots of liquorice, some malts. Little bit bitter in finish. Seems like the Portugese equivalent of Dutch ’oud bruin’. I like it, though it seems closer to a sweet stout than a dunkel.
Maris (1172) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 26/8/2015. Pours a very dark brown with the smallest of heads. Has a moderate but quite distinct chocolate/caramel malt aroma. In the mouth, it’s sweet and malty, with lots of chocolate, finishing with a modest bitterness. The palate is slightly creamy and the carbonation average. Imo, this is much better than the ratings suggest. It’s not super complex but it’s quite tasty and eminently quaffable. Actuallt pretty good.
Rhombic (34) - SPAIN - AUG 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2015 This is an unique beer on how the aromas give you rather great expectations, but both the palate and taste are a let down. Let’s be more structured for this review, though.~~~~
Bottle, 33cl. Pours flat to soft carbonation, no real outstanding head that disappears quickly. Dark appearance - artificial colouring. Taste is bland and homeopathic, pale lager-like but without any bitterness. Sweetish, but no complex development for a decent stout. Virtually no aftertaste either. Palate is definitely watery. I have seen a few reviews that say "oily", but it must be a bit placebo due to the appearance: I find it totally watery. ...which might not be so bad after all, since it makes it effectively drinkable, but the colour is misleading. Not really any character. Not a great one, but there sure are worse beers around.
s_hartshorne (2365) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 2nd midlands tasting. Black ok tan head. Aroma is toffee dark malts taste same light bitter finish. Very thin. Not great.
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cervesa amb gustos torrats, no es noten en aroma i és massa aigualida.
Cerveza con sabores tostados, no se notan en aroma y es demasiado aguada.
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2015 Pours darkest black with red tilts. Head is tan and persistent. Aroma is liquorice, blackberry and cola jelly. Taste is soft, creamy and with lively carbonation. Light finish with smoky hints. Nice portuguese beer.
Hamirubi (331) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle in Lisboa. Not that dense, black brew with brownish small head. The aroma is weak with subtle caramel hints and maybe some chocolate. The taste is undiscussable: Not a stout but a sweet black ale. Refreshing, good to drink, sugary, water, mild mouth. Not bad for a highly commercialised ’Schwarzbier’.
Tide (2286) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at British Bar Lisbon. Dark brown color, white head. Bitter taste with nuts, a bit of roasted malts, toast, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Bitter finish with nuts, a bit of chocolate and roasted malts. Decent stout.
josanguapo (329) - SPAIN - JUL 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From Hipercor. In Legado de Yuste glass. Playing Memoria, maze section.Drinkable lager. Not too much coffee flavor
MarkoNm (1744) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUL 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown, almost black color, topped with an average sized tan colored head. Aroma is mild, malty and slightly roasty, perhaps a little chocolate note, but hardly. Taste is sweet, roasted malts with some caramel presence. Not a bad one to be fair.
GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mini 200ml bottle bought in Beijing. Pours brown black with a thin off white head. Aroma of malt a little roast. Sweet finish.