joes (70) - Oirschot, - AUG 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Black beer with a good, dark brown en firm head that stays for quite a while. Aroma of roasted/burnt malts, black coffee, salt licorice (even some soy sauce), hints of vanilla and dark dried fruits, sweet red wine or porto. In the taste I find almost the same as in the aroma, but the chocolate/coffee comes more to the front. Quit sweet in the beginning, with burnt bitter in the aftertaste. I would like this with a bit more body (sirupy), but still a very good beer.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dankzij benzai, happy birthday dutchdrebus. Zwart en dikke bruine vaste schuimkraag. Olie achtig. Schuimkraag is net chocolademelk. Ruikt naar alcohol, hout, zoet. Smaakt eerst naar bourbon, hout, daarna komt de koffie, vanille.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black. Even the foam is very dark. Malt, roast, soy sauce and licorice in the aroma. Thick fluid. Malty sweet, grassy flavor with soy sauce and licorice. Salt. Roast. Very tasty, enough complexity. A good beer!
Countbeer (3654) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Thanks to BoBoChamp:
Pitch black pour. Medium sized slowly changing brown vast foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer.
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, whiskey, wood, roast, hints of vanilla and tar, light vinous, liquorice, chalk, cacoa, coal, flowers and some fruits drenched in liquid chocolate/coffee/liquorice. Nice!
Flavours of roast, wood, chalk, raisin, bitters, spices, moss, peat, whiskey, some vanilla, warmth, bitter, barley malt roast, some sticky bitter sweets, coffee, some chocolate, hint of liquorice, hint of coal, hint of brown sugars, hint of honey, creamy, sticky, complex, delicious!
Aftertaste is bitter, woody, spicy, roasty and whiskey ish.. Low to medium aftertaste, still complexity to be found.
Low carbo, creamy oily mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
Very good balanced and complex beer.
JefVerstraete (668) - BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/black beer, a lot of dark brown foam. Oily. Very powerfull aroma of roasted malt, smoke, dark chocolate, hops, port, vanille and dark fruit. Very well balanced: sweet and bitter aftertaste. Also a sour note. Very good beer!
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours opaque with a large, frothy brown head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt with prunes, figs, and licorice notes and earthy, spicy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with moderate hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BoBoChamp, thanks! Pours completely black, huge thick brown head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate peppermint candy and vanilla. Taste is rich, thick bittersweet chocolate mint and vanilla. Very tasty.
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes 2012. Bottle shared with kermis @ 3 sma rum. Pours black with brown head. Aroma is intense coffee, dark chocolate and fruits. Taste is sweet treacle,coffee and chocolate
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It’s black. Has a dark brown head, fully lasting...fully lasting like in forever. Dark aroma, roasted, port-wine, soy-sauce. Lots of flavor, roasted nuts, laqurice, real harmonic, roasted bread too. Syrupy texture and soft carbonation.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
chocolate, roasty, light coffe,black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Roast chocolate and vanilla in nice balance. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.