mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Large dense tan head with a black body. Aroma/taste: dark chocolate, blackberries, molasses, wood with a sweetish body but a significant bitter finish. Full bodied, oily, low carbonation.
martin00sr (145) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, almost black. Small beige head. Roasted aroma, coffee, raisins and chocolate. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Soft, vinous alcohol appears after a while. Some sweetness. Soft carb and bitter finish. Delicious.
jfb (3414) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(draught) pours black in colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of heavy brown sugar and vanilla, dark chocolate, cherries, some light fudge and herbal hops. flavour is mostly brown sugar and heavy toasted malts, with a medium sweetness, a hint of treebark and some earth. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
SarkyNorthener (1300) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2 brothers tasting day 2. Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Very dark brown with small tan head that reduces to just a rim around the glass. Aroma of raisins, pontefract cake and dark fruits. Taste is pontefract cake, figs, dark toffee and some hop bitterness. Full bodied oil slick on the tongue with a touch of carbonation. Very good.
s_hartshorne (448) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Two brothers beer tasting night 2. Bottle cotteridge wine. Dark brown colour halo tan head. Aroma is rasins dark fruits liquorice. Taste is similar strong alcohol medium full body oily mouthfeel soft carbonated v good v strong.
motelpogo (6111) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from pivni rozmanitost. black at first glance but held up to the light it revealed a purple tinge; aroma of red berry, wet tobacco, licorice and coffee cream; loads of flavour - chewing tobacco and dark chocolate dominate; luscious texture; each sip more and more interesting
Kosmokrator (415) - ITALY - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Denso color nero con spesso e preesistente cappello di fragile schiuma beige. Al naso offre sentori di pane nero, segale, malto abbrustoliti e caffè espresso; al palato è dolciastra e zuccherosa con note di cereali, caramello, frutta secca, fondi di caffè e cacao amaro. Corpo medio, meno intenso dell’atteso, effervescenza debole, struttura setosa, finale amarognolo e velatamente luppolato.
Vighals (634) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sort i fargen med litt rødskjær, lys brunt lavt skum. Kakaopulver og kaffelukt. Bitter kaffe og mørk sjokolade, og søtlige karamelltoner. Salt i ettersmaken i tillegg til det bitre.
AgentAle (327) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is very very rich molasses and dark sweet maltiness.Some chocolate notes too. Taste is very sweet cara malts. Complex rich maltiness with hints of raison and butterscotch.Finishes with a light bitternes and roastiness. Appearance is very dark with a creamy beige head that retains well.
jonas (5439) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BKL 2014. Vineous, boozy, dark chocolate and charcoal aroma. Black, creamy brown head. Deep deep chocolate and coffee notes, staranis and cummin in the background. Medium full mellow body, light sparkles. Espresso and brown sugar aftertaste, hop bitterness, aromatics and salt break it appart
Saeglopur (115) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Bottle from biernavi.de, bottled 04/11/2011. Black body with a beautiful, medium, pretty stable, very creamy, tan head. Wonderful aroma of melting chocolate, ripe banana, dried fruits, caramel, some coffee and roast, some nuts, even some smoke. Taste is also delicious, with dark chocolate, coffee, nuts, dark fruits, toffee, wood, again some subtle smoke. Mouthfeel is satisfying, full, creamy, with the right amount of carbonation and it finishes complex, slightly dry, with warm alcohol, bitter chocolate, roasted coffee, wood, some dark fruits. What a great, dark and complex beer! Perfectly balanced and although heavy and strong, quaffable to drink. Delicious!