eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, - MAR 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At a tasting in YK23 house in Haifa during brewing Brown Porter, 330ml bottle, pours black color with short ecru head, like espresso, coffee, toasted malt and bittersweet chocolate aroma, bittersweet chocolate and coffee taste, medium-light body, flows, feeling slightly bitter and lively carbonation palate, maybe a little too much lively, sweet and bitter aftertaste, overall a superb beer, although the taste is slightly disappointing relative to the aroma.
Countbeer (5505) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks DSG: Chouffe glass:
Creamy beige head. Close to very black body.
Aroma is ligt, some roast, liquorice, chocolate, bay leaf, malt roast, sweet roast, floral, flowers and fruit. Not strong but good soft mix of inviting sweet ish/fruity roast tones.
Flavour is bretty with toast/roast, bitters, malts, nits, caramel, light earthy, light fruity and again some floral tints. If brett is used it gives the crispy fruity floral tint in bith aroma and flavour. Nice.
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, toasty, nutty and light bitter.
Low carbo, loght creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied.
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - OCT 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at home, thanks to Stavros! Dark brown almost black color with beige head. Aroma is roasted malty, smoked notes, meat, coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with some coffee acidity. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
drfabulous (5075) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark pour. Some cocoa cola and cherry. Lacking overall stout traits regarding chocolate or coffee. A bit light in body.
Benzai (11048) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2015-2 thanks to tomer] @ home. Opaque dark brown color, full sized light brown colored head that lasts for quite a while and leaves fair lacing. Aroma is malts, a little earthy and a little sweet. Taste malts, light to moderately bitter, a hint of earth and slightly ash. Decent body and carbonation.
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle split with Beerlover_Ben. Obtained in the big Israeli trade. Blackish, little but solid mocha head. Nose is glue, earthly liquorish, light sweet coca-cola, lightly metallic. Taste is glue, sweetish plastic, liquorish, herbal, thin, plastic, berries, light bitterness,… Rather thin. Not very impressive but drinkable for sure.
rayaron (839) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Benny’s Cask Ale Pub, Kfar Saba. Dark black with medium creamy beige head. Light aroma of roasted malt, notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Sweetish flavor of roasted malt, notes of coffee and dark chocolate, moderate bitterness, faint ash notes. Light carbonation, creamy texture, medium to full-bodied. The cask version is very nice and easy to drink.
Shain (145) - ISRAEL - SEP 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 9/13/2014
On tap, tasted 100ml during Beers 2014 festival beer tasting. Pours very dark brown to black. Soft carbonation. Thin gentle body. Tastes slightly sweet. Flavors of espresso, rich dark chocolate. Very interesting. Nice.
AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330ml. Pours black with a medium tall, short lasting foamy dark brownish head. Aroma is unique and pleasant: Strong dark malt, slight coffee, corn, roasted notes and somewhat fruity, slightly yeasty. Body is quite light and slightly watery, carbonation is quite soft. Tastes is mostly sweet with very little roasted grain bitterness. Taste of dark roasted malt, very obvious, yet subtle smokey notes - whiskey like. Some coffee, slight chocolate, some light fruity hop flavors. Flavors of corn, vanilla, bread, yeast, somewhat like a wheat beer.
AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
vipinvelp (3033) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pure black, no foam. Coffee aroma and strong coffee taste. Little bitter coffee aftertaste. (Tel-Aviv 201406)
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beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.
Hazy dark brown with a small dark tanned head.
Nose is full with dark chocolate and coffee, with pleasant roast and some milky notes.
Roasted malts flavors, with chocolate, cream and low bitterness.
Not very dry, lacks some hoppiness, round and too malty. OK.
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Thanks to tomer]. Bottle. Vary dark brown with a light tan head, quickly diminishing. Aroma is slightly sweet with coffee notes. Flavor is light roasty, black chocolate and light coffee. Light body with roasty and mild sweet final.