BRW (445) - Barcelona, - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours black with brown head. Caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweet taste, a little spicy. Slightly bitter, with high carbonation.
Bacterial (838) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a bottle on the recommendation of a guy at a liquor store that did not know too much about beer, but he said he really enjoyed this one. Its not too bad. Dark brown pour with a tan head - almost too light to be a stout? Silly Italians. Lots of carbonation. Caramel / toffee nose. Smooth and easy to drink with lots of subtle notes coming through but the malt is quite prominent.
martjoobolut (99) - ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
BB 2015, 500 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown almost black with lighter tan head. The head stays for a long time. Aroma: caramel, cream, metallic, hops. Taste: sour, watery, caramel, light bitterness, a little bit creamy. Finish is sour with hints of sweetness. Lively carbonation. Overall: good beer, taste is rather nice caramel and it really hides alcohol (8%) very well without the bitterness.
arkurzynski (1289) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkest brown pour, almost black. Over-carbonated. Nose is light vanilla, dark cherry, plum, and light roasted malt. Flavor is faint chocolate/roasted malt with a predominant dark fruit and semi-sweet cherry. Carbonation takes away from body somewhat. Fairly smooth, but not overly stout-like.
ronaldtheriot (973) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Collesi Nera has a medium, cream colored head (which fizzes right away, no lacing, and a murky, deep brown appearance, with some bubbles streams a lots of tiny tan specs suspended throughout. The aroma is of rich, sweet, turned fruit, barley malt, candi sugar, and vegetable matter. Taste is of sweet, somewhat chocolatey malt, a touch of licorice, vegetable matter, bread yeast, and a number of rather strange, unidentifiable things. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and slick, and Collesi Nera finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, and unusual. One detects the alcohol warmth in the chest and head, but not in the flavor. Overall, this is flavorful and interesting. RJT
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark, basically black color with a big thick tan head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma seems to have some sort of lactic thing going on initially, which sort of fades... but never completely. It’s nutty and fruity with a mild roasty character.
The flavor is really kind of unbalanced, it displays a pretty grainy/ashy bitterness & does so without much in the way of complimentary flavors to allow a character like that to work in a beer. It has that lactic twang that was promised by the aroma. It’s certainly got some licorice and very mild chocolate notes, but it’s not got a lot in the way of flavor cohesion.
It really reminds me much more of one of those oddball export stouts than anything. If it’s in fact trying to be a sweet stout in any capacity it’s certainly way off mark there. I’m guessing they were not in fact going for "sweet stout" in any of the sort of Anglo traditions.
In the end I kind of like it, but it’s still weird and kind of messy,
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, mineral notes, Bock like. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, molasses, grassy hops, silky and nice. Bottle at Downtown Brew Brew fest LV 2013.
jsquire (3228) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color with a foamy tan head. Sweet brown sugar nose. Very lively on the tongue. Brown sugar sweet with some toasted bread and nutty notes. Not really a stout....
thedm (4849) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation hazy dark brown colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of brown malt and hops. An OK brew just nothing special.
Brigadier (2605) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle
Sadly this beer might have been the best of the bunch - at least it could be drunk from start to finish without immediately reaching into the fridge for something new. Even so it is a forgettable option that is not worth much more than the $1.99 clearance price tag.
Aroma / Appearance - Like the others it gushes when opened but not nearly as badly. Inside the glass a black base supports sandy specks of head like someone scooped a bucket from the beach onto a pillar of oil. Toffee, pudding, and malt attempt to inspire interest. Generally speaking though this is a dull nose.
Flavor / Palate - The thin mouthfeel contains a mixture of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and ash. The smokiness is akin to the smell of a few day old campsite - weak but still evident. A bitter finish perks up the palate briefly before the whole thing fades quickly. This was not terrible yet neither is it great. At best it sits slightly below average. Skip it unless you like wasting money.
Marduk (1656) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear black color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Dusty, alcohol, caramel in aroma. Sweet, raisins, metallic, alcohol in flavor.