TET (1865) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a huge and beige head. The aroma has roastiness and sweetness, ginger, and some spices and fruits. Taste has strong roastiness, ginger, herbs. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Good beer, even the ginger should be milder but that isn’t spoiled the beer. Not balanced.
teorn88 (3406) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle form Grand Cru, Rimini. It pours a dark brown color with ruby edges and a medium beige head. Fizzy foam that dissipates quickly. aroma is complex, medium sweet and lightly tart, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, raisins, orange peel, gingerbread, dust, tart raspberries, ripe apricots. Taste is again medium sweet and lightly acidic, with a bitter roasty finish. Notes of roasted coffee beans, intensifying in the finish, dark chocolate, vanilla, rye bread, ripe peaches, tart cherries and rapsberries, apricot jam, raisins, spices. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. This beer is excellent and packed with flavours, only lacking a bit of body to become a delight
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle (from De Tolly Joogipood), BB 09.22.27. Pours black with light brown head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, fruits, roast, malt. Flavor is sweet, roast, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fruits. Finish is roast bitter. Overall: nice brew.
Fashawn (254) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Veramente bella scoperta. Birra che al naso presenta i canditi, caffè e liquirizia, un po’ di orzo. Nera impenetrabile, bella schiuma. Buono il mouthfeel, comincia con un po’ di canditi e more, vaniglia. Finale amaro, buonissimo corpo, arriva tanto caffè ed anche della cioccolata. Carbonatazione medio bassa, buona birra.
oliodnb (430) - ITALY - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 33cl bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost black, with a huge brown foamy head that seems to last forever. Lots of dark and sweet fruits aromas with light roasted notes and very light alcohol. Taste is strong roastiness, with some coffee and smoked flavors developing into a nice final bitterness with some coffee again. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Very good.
kraddel (4168) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, big grey head .
Smell is bit bitter, faded coffee .
Too high carbo ( way to high ) Taste is rather weak , some coffee , some chocolate . Roasted malts, balanced , but a bit weak.
sir__v (824) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: grassy and floral domination. Hoppy nose with small malt taste. Look like a black IPA. Taste: malt and hops, really nice. Good taste with grassy notes and small menthol notes. Aftertaste: caramel and brown sugar with malty taste and grassy notes.
mile (3203) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average to large and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full malty and sweetish aroma, some fruitiness and light roasted malt, light spiciness (ginger, aniseed). Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, light caramel and roasted malt, light spiciness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, faint caramel and light roasted malt, light - some spiciness with fainthoppyness. Sweetish porter with bit sharp spiciness. Spiciness reminds me of Xmas brews.
erickok (3966) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black bodied, stable dark tanned head. Roasted malts, coffee, marmite, syrup but never very sweet. Good stuff! Very full mouth feel, especially at this (for a thick stout reasonable) abv. Slightly honey and vanilla like in taste, medium bitter. Not bad at all! (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
Hermod (3631) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, Angleterre. Bb 30/09/16. Spicy, very peppery aroma, covering much else. Flavor has peppers, roastedness, spices. Quite spicy. Decent.
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