jgb9348 (5316) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep dark cola coloured body, not fully black, at about 75% opaque with a very thin, oily tan head - not good looking, really. Aroma of roasted malt, earth, licorice, mushrooms and a bit of hops - not much though. Medium to Full-bodied; Meaty, full earthy flavour with a lot of Worcestershire sauce flavours, some soy sauce, some roasted malt and a touch of hop bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows some caramel and toffee, but the overwhelming earthy and meaty flavours just show too much. Overall, not such a great beer, especially for the style. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods (Bowery) in New York, New York on 25-November-2011 for US$5.99 sampled at home in Washington on 11-April-2012.
altonbrownd (4815) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/23/2011 9:05:19 AM Bottle at Arendsnest. Dark, dark malty body with small head. Nose of hops, pines but also darker, of berries and malt. Taste is also quite nice balance of spiky hops and syrupy malts. Enjoyable.
pivnizub (9727) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Buddel: Hazy, deep chestnut-amber coloured, big stable and lacy off-white head; liquorice, toasted malt and dried berries in the nose, distinctive herbal hops in the background; solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and soft; lingering bitter-malty and fruity finish. Very Stout-like brew, very good…
venom666 (690) - Elche, SPAIN - JAN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with medium beige head. Hoppy aroma, citrusy and piney, with a good coffe and choclate background, with roasted malts and molasses. Taste follows the nose, pine, resins, citrus, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, with a moderate high bitter aftertaste.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Paas. Smells like cellar mold and tastes like a smoky hangover. Roasted, caramels, heavy bitter hops. Backlog from 2014/10/07.
pictoman (842) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 33cl bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Malty with mild roast and citrus hops, fruity hint. Oily texture, bitter finish.
rusos (373) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black colour. Aroma is hops, strawberries, pine, resiny. Roasted tones hidden in aroma. Taste is hops and roasted. Alcohol in taste. Bitter aftertaste. Not bad.
brewtalita (127) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, low tan head. Aroma barnyard, caramel, honey. Palate medium. Taste strawberries, black forest fruit, molasses and nice cup of your grandmas cocoa. Nice fruity IBA.
Gurthnar (4074) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very clean an very tasty. Intense. Nicely mixing lots of citrusy fruity hoppy goodness and subtle roasted coffeeish chocolatey malts. Very good.
PeterHellstork (29) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark deep color with high beige head with big bubbles. Aroma is pinapple, mandarine, citrusly and litlle bit roast and espresso. Taste is complex, full body, high carbonation, refreshly fruit with some coffee and chocolatte notes. Bitter feeling is with small tannins, from roasted malt? Maybe...Enjoyable!
Diabobale (368) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - NOV 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bevuta a tre anni dalla produzione. Color tonaca di frate con splendidi riflessi rubini e con una schiuma cremosissima, non abbondante, color cappuccino e di lunghissima persistenza. Al naso lievi sentori tostati accompagnano la parte maltata: lieve caramello, ma anche tanta carruba e frutta secca (prugna). Al palato ha una carbonazione bassa, corpo più che nella media, buona la scorrevolezza. In bocca ancora frutta secca e carruba, finale con amaro prorompente, molto erbaceo e lievemente resinoso. Ottima persistenza, con retrogusto connotato da note etiliche spinte.