kiwianer (3380) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is medium, the body black, creamy. It smells hoppy, roasty-creamy, sweet-roasty. The taste is bitter roasty-creamy, hoppy and roasty, malty aromatic, a bit alcoholic. Ok, the second part of the beer is better. 12/11/10/11/12/12
sir__v (716) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: deep black beer with a big brown head and no carbonization. Smell: caramel, sugar and hops. Taste: malt, hops and caramel. Aftertaste: great bitter experience
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, some earth, coffee grounds, and floral hops. Tastes of caramel, roast, chocolate, pine, and lighter coffee.
Albe (56) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense black beer with a nice light brown head. The toasted and roasted malts aroma gives pleasant notes. Carbonation is lively and the taste moderately bitter, characterized by the dark malts. Certainly a good beer.
jaghana (4124) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with a huge and creamy head and good retention too. Nose is on roasted malt and coffee. Aroma is on dark chocolate, roasted notes, medium sweet, very creamy and smooth, relative bitterness with agrumes and light exotic fruits hops flavor. Very good brew, easy to drink.
omikr0n (762) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours heavy black color with nice brown head. Aroma is lots of hops and some grapes and roasty (almost burnt). Taste is roasty malt, coffee, caramel, liquorice and doesn’t match aroma in bitterness. Nice beer, but I expected more.
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voldby. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, bitter chocolate, coffee notes and a bitter finish that must come from hops, but could almost just as well be bitter chocolate. No flowery sensation from this beer. Disappointing.
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - JUN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Very dark reddish brown colour. Half-inch beige head, good retention, a small amount of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, cream/milk, licorice, dark chocolate, cola/caramel, orange peel. Semisweet taste upfront, quickly overtaken by a powerful hop bitterness - nice overall balance. Dry finish. Smooth mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
NosirIwont (2000) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, almost black, brown with a khaki head. Good lacing. Sweetish and tart hop aroma with a weird off-note; sort of a blend between roasted, citrus, tart, milky and warm dumpster notes. Not really sure what to make of this. In any case it feels cloying. Tart, slightly smoked/roasted, apple flavour. Cooked vegetables and citrus as it warms. Bitter and tart finish with notes of fruit and citrus hops. Lingering apple notes. Slightly oily palate. Overall I think this had the potential to be good, but just comes off as a bit of a mess. 12.06.12.
tsjerno (23) - BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with tan foam,
taste: sweet and roasty with long bitter ending