Piero1987 (537) - Sottochiesa, - NOV 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with brown head. Roasted malt, liquorice and coffee aroma. Taste is light bitter and drinkable with medium bodied.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle recommended Italian beer at Johnny’s Off License in Roma. Bought in April 2012. Decent tan-coloured head, fine duration and good lacing. Jet black body. Smell of wood and earthy malts added by a touch of anise. Taste of dark chocolate malts and cocoa powder. Bitter roasted ending. Rounded and smooth in the mouth with warming alcohol on the swallow. Fine bodied. Good drinking (shared with Finn, Tromsø 27.11.2013).
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another beer another plate of food. Euro 5.5 for 400ml at Hop in Milano. Serious nose of dark chocolate and coffee. Palate is very similar and i cant quite reconcile how this beer is only 8.5% (as claimed). Lots of alcohol heavy chocolate running through the palate, honestly plays more like a 10% is.
jfb (3161) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught) pours black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, sweatsocks, caramel and light soy sauce. flavour is mostly the same, dark chocolate and cappuccino, with a hint of alcohol and earwax in the medium roasted-bitter finish. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
JEK69 (395) - FRANCE - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Mondial de la bière Mulhouse 2013
It is a decent robust porter with a hint of alcohol.
Stout but not dark/powerful/strong enough to be imperial.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - dark beer with a persistent beige foam; roasted coffee, vanilla; ashes and some fruity hops; full-bodied, earthy; fairly bitter, long hoppy finish and more roasted malty, coffeish notes
BierFiend (207) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with tan head. Smells of light coffee. Tastes of malts, coffee, and has light carbonation.
rosenbergh (5564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. L042/11. BB 12/2013. From Italy. Courtesy of Brandman.
Pitch black colour with a tiny tan head.
Molasses, sweetness, cream, mild roastiness and rubber in the aroma.
Roasted malt, black coffee, mild sweetness, mild bitterness and some darkness in the flavour.
It’s remarkable how thin this is for a 8.5% beer. Well, this is not very enjoyable. Nothing really wrong with this... except the slogan... "Metal for maniacs pure!" What?
Brandman (1757) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black body, brown head. Aroma has Lots of molasses, bit turns on the manouver side. Some coffee and dark Russian chocolate. Flavour has roasted malt and really much coffee. Astringent mouthfeel.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and liquorish. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, liquorish and light ash.
Cunningham (3671) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Black color with a small beige head that soon ends up as a thin layer. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark malty. Coffee and mild chocolate.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Coffee, dark malt, chocolate and some grassy notes.
Overall impression: Bang that head that does not bang. Battleaxe battlers will burn forever.
Personal stats: Bottle from Slijterij & Wijnhandel Meijer in Egmond Aan Zee, Netherlands.