Bov (10164) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
courtesy of Oliver Bieri - opaque dark black coloured with a firm and long lasting beige foam; fairly toasted nose with notes of ashes and bacon; moderate malt body, very creamy palate, tart and slightly acidic; moderately dry, creamy and toasted malty finish with weird notes of vegetables - something looks wrong to me here
AlexGR (142) - GREECE - JAN 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color with a small head. Coffee, dark chocolate and roasted taste and aroma. Some hops on the finish. Not a fan of black beers. But it wasn’t bad.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
September 2008: This brewery doesn’t mess around with fancy names. The four fonts on offer at the only bar I’ve seen this beer at were: Lager, Black Lager, Red Ale and Weiss Bier.
Poured into the breweries own glassware, this beer was jet black with a good tan head on top. It looked impressive sat next to the nuts and warming in the early evening sun by the harbour in Chania, Crete.
The aroma was all about roasted and burnt malts, as was the taste. Sadly it was just like drinking a watered down, fizzy Porter or Stout. There was no creaminess or rich body to it at all. It was a lager, but black and with a smell (unlike most lagers).
The beer just didn’t feel right, it looked so wholesome and inviting, but failed to live up to its looks. It was too fizzy and lacked body.
Senka (844) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the archives: October 2012. 33cl bottle. Well balanced, hoppy, medium bitter dark lager. Smooth, crispy and fresh.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Athens, 07. Tried these beers as a tasters sample at the brew pub. All beers much better than the beer available in 99% of the bars in Athens, but nothing fantastic. This one was the best of the bunch, nice big roasted coffee malt taste.
Ronny (100) - Arlöv, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
To sweet and short aroma with roasted malt and some honey.Thin taste with some sweet maltiness, rosted barley and "green" strawberries, gives me a feeling of mineralwater