jimhilt (2457) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a four finger tan head that fades slowly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Oak nose. Flavor is a smokey oak and subdued caramel. Best by Dec 2009. €1.45 ($2.06) for a 330ml bottle from a supermarket in Athens, Greece.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, at Craft Bar, Athens, Greece. </br>
Black with a foaming dark brown head. This looks and smells all the world like a stout, only the texture and palate are more consistent with that of a larger. Rich coffee, tobacco and bridle leather aroma. Really nice beer to finish on.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught, tasted at the brewpub, dark with little head. A sweet toffee and coffee aroma. Quite strong carbonation, but also a strong roasted coffee flavour. A bit weak on the palate though.
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a very small head.
Nose shows lots of nice dark chocolate and caramel, but very clean underneath.
Flavours suggest coffee, cocoa and roasted malt with some faint sweet caramel underneath.
Carbonation could be lower.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Tasty, but not robust. Aromas of burnt caramel, cola, with hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Dark brown, the head doesn’t last.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, dark brown out of the bottle with a small, rocky tan head that hung around for a little while with no lacing. The smell is dominated by roasted malts with hints of both coffee and smoke. The taste is much sweeter than the aroma would indicate and has a sizable caramel malt backbone with a noticeable smoky roasted character. Mouthfeel is creamy but with strong carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer though I would put it a notch below the smoked lager from Craft.
fugitive (1566) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Pleasant, sweet aroma with some roasted tones. Finish is quite good.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Craft Brewery, Athens. Rough notes from June 08. Pours a deep brown with dark head. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet malt flavour with some toffee and chocolate. Good carbonation and good finish for a lager.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild coffee nose. Pale beige fast disappearing head. Dark reddish brown color. Mild coffeyish malty and syrup taste with some hints of licorice. At the end bitterness. Slightly salty.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Hotel. Black chocolate aroma with some coffee, roasted malts. Black, light brown head, good lace. Starts pretty neutral, then light sweet, hint of cola, some coffee, roasted. Light and watery. Could certainly use some body. A bit one dimensional in the flavour that not very powerful either.