Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black colored beer, with a foamy beige head. The aroma of dark, little roasted malt, with some fruits and some spices. The taste is dry bitter, some roasted malt, sweet notes of fruits with flowers. The aftertaste is mostly sweet with in the back soft chocolate bitter.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, a bit of brettanomyces. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, yeast, and spices, leading to a bitter roasted finish.
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ home. Pitch black color, full sized very light brown head that leaves fair to good lacing. Smell malts, a lot of roasted malts and some smoke, some coffee, some ash. Taste malts, roasted malts, light to moderately smoke, lightly ash, lightly coffee, some bitter. A bit thin bodied imo, medium carbonation.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at GBF 2012.
Almost black with a beige head.
Aroma: roasted and creamy.
Taste: roast, milk chocolate, only light coffee and licorice.
downender (6709) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Near black and opaque with an off-white head. Plain chocolate, dark fruit aroma with decent roastiness. Flavour of coffee, more chocolate, with a touch of sweetness on the tongue and a dry, toasty finish. Enjoyable.
erickok (4071) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big smoke when opening... Pours a deep black body and big foamy tan head. Nice! Interesting aroma, with a mix of roasted malts and pecan nuts at first, a light funky fruityness later. Light resin, some lemon even. Strangely, only some reviews here many notice of that sourness.. Taste is richer than I expected. Not an impy of course, but rather a well drinkable yet roasted and interesting drink. Long licorice aftertaste. Quite a positive surprise for me! (33cl bottle from bottle shop at Utrecht Centraal)
lym_flyer (22) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. bottle conditioned, from De Bierkoning, Amsterdam.
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and malts.
Tastes of chocolate, liquorice, with a bitter roasted finish. Thinnish mouthfeel. Nice.
bierkoning (10843) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost black and opague. Roast and coffee in the aroma. Malty roasty sweetish flavor with licorice, coffee and apple syrup. Full bodied. Powerful beer.
Koelschtrinker (11888) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leicht rauchiger Beginn. Pfeffrig werdend, die Röstigkeit sinkt. Angenehme Bitterkeit, nun steigt die Röstigkeit wieder (stark). Weich, röstig, nett! 11/9/10/9/6/10
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of licorice. Taste is a coffee assault with an aluminum tinge.