Ungstrup (29987) - 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 (9439) - 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 (6646) - 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 (4020) - 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 (21) - 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 (10800) - 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 (11753) - 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 (3216) - 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.
jess_scott15 (45) - - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malts. Medium body. Smooth finish.