diabel (1589) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At ZBF 2009, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Hazy, brown to black body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit. Well balanced, complex flavour. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavour of roasted malts. Very nice, according to me the best from this brewery so far.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - APR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk at ZBF. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Roasty nose with some fig and dark fruit. Beige, filmy head. Fairly sweet but checked by a roasty bitterness with some light smoke in the bckdrop. Harmonious, well-put-together, very drinkable. Warm in the belly but not on the tongue. Awesome stuff.
daniele (4496) - ITALY - APR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
scura schiumamedia buona persitenza note intese tostate liquirizia malto in bocca prima in dolce il corpo alcolico poi le tostatire gli estrei armoni complessa ed intensa abbastanza morbida
MiP (12863) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 9%. OK sweet liquorice aroma. Clear very dark brown colour. The flavour has some salty liquorice, a little fruit.
yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 cL bottle. Pours almost clear and golden deep amber with a two finger thick and brown head. Roasted malt and slight yeasty aroma. Fruity and roasted malty with a mild earthy to smoked touch - vague infection. Herbal and spiced from back of the nose. Mild sweet and fruity finish with a mild citric note. Evolving infection yet still good.
harrisoni (12087) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Zythos 2009. Very deep ruby colour with lasting tan head. Good dark fruit beer, lovely choccy aroma. I was impressed with this. Good aroma, good body.
17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried twice on draft at Zythos 09. Pours a very dark near black dark red/brown with a large thick frothy off-white head. Rich licorice aroma with notes of chocolate, plums and lightly fruity. Flavor is straight black licorice at first, followed by a touch of rich chocolate and dark fruits. Very true flavor, rich and perplexing. Dull (in a good way) creamy mouthful, very consistent with light subtle fine carbonation. Great beer!
Fin (6666) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2009 Draught at Zythos, St Niklaas, Belgium, 08-03-09 Pours dark brown with a beige head. Light roasty nose maybe some smoke. The taste is a little spirity initially, some coffee dregs, a bit clingy, some chocolate and spirit again, its fine. I had a little taste of this the day before from Ray’s glass and preferred it then but not so keen on it today A6 A3 F6 P3 OV12 3.0 I had this again picking up a bottle at Dranken Geers, Gent, Belgium 31-10-09 and consuming it later that day in camper at Guines France. Pours hazy amber with an off-white filmy head. Plenty of malt and dark sugars on the nose. Really tasty beer and much better than when I had this last time. Good body to this, soft but warming in mouth. There is a little nuttiness in the mouth, dark sticky molasses, its nice stuff. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.8
thewolf (10551) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ ZBF 2009.
Pours almost completely black with slight red edges. A great, small, creamy, yellowish head on top. Aroma is roasted, has chocolate, malts, yeast and cocoa. Low carbonation, great frothy mouthfeel. Flavour is quite
sweet, some coffee, roasted malts and a fine hoppiness. Fabolous, long aftertaste of coffee, softly roasted malts, plums and a touch of milky chocolate. Very nice!
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Zythos BF 2009. Dark red beer with a very creamy head. Sweet taste with caramel, dark fruits and a mild bitterness at the end.