Cuso (5194) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from De Molen shop. Almost black color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, notes of hops. Roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, light sourness. Roasty coffee bitter finish. Alcohol is evident, but not disturbing. Very tasty beer.
Gurthnar (2253) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottlr. Aroma sweet and fruity. Strawberry, plum, light grape. Barley. Very dark brown colour. Beige stable head. Taste is a little bit rough and sour. Otherwise there is warm alcohol, sweet fruits, roasted malt. Rather sweet, but decent roast bitterness. Finish is warm
Karol (667) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Thanks to Cuso. One word: wow! Nice triple RIS. This time a nice sour aftertaste, not disturbing, but pleasant. Overall fantastic!
Aniela (2500) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a beige head. Smokey, tar, ashes and leather aroma. Sweet and malty flavour with tar and smokey notes.
jfb (4194) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours black in colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy raisins and toffee, caramel, light dark chocolate, brown sugar and sugar icing. flavour is mostly the same, raisins, light toasted malts and dark chocolate, with a hint of alcohol, herbal hops and a light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5132) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at De Molen. Poured a deep mahogany with a big frothy tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, leading to a strong bitter flavour with lots of malt and liqourice on a surprisingly smooth palate. The finish is a little weak.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG. Draught at De Molen, Bodegraven. Black beer with a beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, earthy, hay, cocoa, floral, herbal notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, hay, earthy, vinous, cocoa, tar, warming alcohol, ash. Nice but not crazy good.
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008. Its recommends to save for up to five years, so its past time to drink it. Aroma of chocolate cake and licorice. Taste is slightly sweet, alcohol, thin, not a long finish. Its probably too old for a fair rating.
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, 2008 vintage, pour 5 days past best by date. black pour, chocolate, coffee, big roast in both flavor & aroma. a twinge of sourness starting to build. Still beer held up for a long time.
PotjeBier (1774) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Bottle (young) enjoyed Sept. 2008. Very dark color (not quite black). Big uneven head. Aroma’s: coffee, heavy roast, acidic, some fruit. Flavor: burnt malts, drop/licorice (not sweet!). Quite strong alcohol feel. Prickly mouthfeel. Finish: ashy, but also mild mocha.