VDuquerroux (610) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 50cL. Home. A pitch black beer with a big beige head ; medium retention. Roast aroma, toasty, herbs, resin, coffee, floral. Light sweet in the beginning ; medium dry bitter refreshing ; "light". Medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, dry floral bitter finish. Overall, surprising pleasant aroma, OK taste ; watery but a good one if you consider this low alcohol level !!
GlasgowTAD (480) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a brown, lively head. Aroma is weak and consists of nuts and roast coffee. Taste is weak roast coffee, mango and orange fruitiness and medium bitter hop finish. Medium bodied with slightly watery nuances but for this ABV its hard to complain.
olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 13.08.2015.
Pours jet black color with a large off-white head. Very interesting aroma here, licorice, sweet fruits, hops, mild ashy notes, tobacco and even some leathery notes. Palate is watery as was expected, again some ashy notes, licorice, lactic notes, very subtle salty salmiac and some dark fruits. Carbonation is strong, lingering bitter aftertaste. Surprisingly lot of flavors here.
leebotton (310) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light chocolatey aroma with a slight spice or earthy backbone, smells very black IPA like. Deep brown / black with a latte head. Flavour is spicy with rustic grain hints and a bit of citrus with a significant bitterness to follow. Kind of like fruity, bitter, dirt. Nice and light for something so dark. I think black IPA style is definitely a good way to go for low abv beers.
Jado (649) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 500 ml bottle. Pours a dark cola-like brown with a thin tan head that disappears almost entirely. Aromas of chocolate, black coffee, cinnamon and a little pine. Taste is smooth chocolate up front before a pine and coffee bean bitterness washes through. The body is pretty thin so it all falls away at the end, leaving a gentle fruity aftertaste. Not bad for the low abv but I’d rather a more robust dark beer.
Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at The Font, Chorlton. Dark reddish brown shade. Lovely big fluffy head. Liking the hops in the aroma. Taste again is fruity and hoppy with a coffee maltiness. Body is not the strongest but much, much better than 2% would suggest. Top effort.
mkel07 (4258) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wine Emporium 301014. Great beer with such a low alcohol content. Creamy looking tan head above a deep black beer. Malty and bitter.
Stuu666 (6189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Roast malts on nose, sweet, roasty, burnt, light chocolate taste. Lots of flavour.
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr dunkelbraune Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr hopfig, grasig bitter, leicht schokoladig, Kaffee. Geschmack sehr hopfig, bitter, Kaffee, tropische Früchte, leicht, gut!
RichardW (1703) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled Beerdock Crewe. Lovely fresh pine aroma with smoky roast notes. Great bitter palate, which translates to a long, tangy finish. Packed with flavour and body and a really impressive low abv beer. Black IPA or stout? Who cares!?