harrisoni (16047) - Ashford, Kent, - JUL 19, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask handpull at The Grove, Huddersfield. Black with thin tan head. It’s outstanding. Great black choc flavour, bitter smooth and drinkable as Jan says, Doesn’t taste of 9.5% even. Drinkability. Chewy and unbelievably choccy and good. Lacks a little in mouthfeel choc is outstanding, bit of tar.
KoNrRiI (959) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle. Black in color with a large, brownish head. The smokiest aroma I have ever experienced - wood smoke, peat, charred wood, licorice, and coffee. Taste is sweet, malty, smoky, some dark fruits appear, molasses, sugar. A full body, a thick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is also smoky, peaty, smacks of tea. Overall, the beer is not particularly drinkable although one must admit its inherent quality.
SVD (1137) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at de molen. Black beer small head. Aroma is smoked, roastes. Tasted is smoked, roasted malt. Very nice.
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 28/11/39 Pours dark brown to black liquid, medium yeasty particles floating, small creamy brown head, Aroma: heavily smoked, smoked wood, campfire, dark chocolate, espresso, cherry wood, spicy, leather, red berries, warming alcohol, Taste: heavy sweet, heavy bitter, light to medium sour, smoked malts, wood, spicy, roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, cherries, cranberries, Palate: full body, soft to average carbonation, oily thick mouthfeel, long smoked roasty aftertaste, Overall: excellent brew, enjoyed a lot, lot of smoked peated notes, roasted and red fruits notes, wood and spices, very nice warming pleasure.
Mich1969 (10) - Near Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m a fan of ’The Molen’ brewery, but this one doesn’t realy do it for me. Everything says stout, but it tastes like ’Earth’ to me.
allmyvinyl (7731) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at ushers. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of smoke, tcp, toffee, chocolate. Taste is more of the same. To much tcp on the finish for me.
Marko (4540) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Višnja & Goran! Shared with Hrabren and them. My idiot "smartphone" ate my review up. This was a very pungent smokey flavor bomb of a beer if I remember correctly... A placeholder rating till I get to try it again, hopefully soon. :)
hrabren (465) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb. Shared with Vi?nja and Goran and Marko. Black with brown tint. Off white head. Leather, blueberries, smoke, roasted malts. Very roasty and thus bitter. Sweet, alcohol, medium to full body. Oily texture.
nihtila (2284) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Ushers. Pours almost black, brown head. Nose is roasted malts, peat, whisky, dark chocolate. Taste is full bodied, sweetish, liquorice, roasted malts, peated whisky. Delicious stuff. It is peaty whisky and on the sweeter side, thus not for everyone, but this just works for me.
Derbeth (588) - Kraków, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with expiry date 28/11/39. Black colour, brown small head. Aroma is a crazy amount of asphalt and burnt rubber, also burnt fire log, dark chocolate. Alcohol is not noticeable. Hard to believe, but as you get used to the peat, pleasant chocolate begins to dominate. Light bitterness. Full body, but not too heavy. First shocking, but then surprisingly good.
TtV (327) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Deep black with a tiny off white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and malt. The taste is a frenzy of chocolate, coffee, sugar and leaves a very pleasant bitterness combined with a glow of alcohol.