sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, beige head (some yeast in the bottle). Sweetish and grainy dark toffee maltiness and dark fruit in the aroma. Roasted-malty, lightly vinous, fruity and grainy-malty flavor with chocolate, and some ashiness, but low bitterness in the finish. Yeast makes the flavor quite pleasant and smooth. Medium-bodied, somewhat foamy-carbonated palate. Very balanced and quite nice overall.
RichardGretton (4372) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a slightly reddish tinge and a very strong head. The aroma is bitter, roasted and slightly sweet chocolate, and the flavour is gently roasted and mildly bitter. Overall a nice roasted dark beer.
dEnk (4159) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel coloured pour, no head.
Sweet aroma with caramel, wine, raisins, some liquorice.
Unfortunately (almost) no carbonisation.
Watery flavour with caramel, hops, distant fruits and spices.
Marko (4156) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of and shared with ozujsko (thanks!)
Poured a very dark red-black with a small to medium sized creamy, thick off-white head that went away slowly. The nose was nice; chicory, chocolate, coffee. The taste wasn’t far off. The same notes, chicory, cocoa and coffee, could be felt. Mild and somewhat sweet (more than it was bitter). A bit dry, with notes of herbal hops in the aftertaste. This was a very likable, drinkable, quality beer that fits in the Porter category more than it does in teh s/h/v category. All in all, way underrated.
Vaiz (3730) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 17th PINT winterbier festival, Gouda. Pours clear orange to brown. Aroma of licorice, alcohol and fruits. Flavor is quite watery, bittersweet andof licorice and spices. Quite ok, but not very interesting.
altonbrownd (3680) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Arendsnest. Dark, dark brown. Fruity aroma. Quite sweet, fruit and chocolate taste. Notes of licorice. Strong finish. Caramel. Toffee flavours.
rauchbier (3644) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep ruby red brown, good noisy off white head and moderate condition. Big malty barley wine nose that becomes fruity and has some spicy peppery hop notes. Raisins, roast barley and alcohol in the mouth. Sweet and malty in the finish with some obvious alcohol notes.
MarcoDL (2585) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Weird beer. I found it hard to pinpoint what it tastes like, but I liked it. Good effort.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Winterbierfestival PRZH 2010, Gouda. Amber colored brew. Sweet aroma. Flavor is sweet, apricots, fruits, syrupy.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (St Albans 05): Dark ruby in colour with a lasting brown head. Chocolate nose with a touch of roast. Nice malts, with a spicy finish.