AlchemikalGab (40) - Borgomanero (Novara), - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle @ home. Better to sip this alone, I tried it along with some pistacchio chocolate, but the very best of it came after a few sips without it. Pour a black liquid, with shades of brown, head is small but persistent Nose is raw but very interesting, I get ground coffee, tobacco, cocoa, I’d say a little leather and a warm sweet liquorice and dark fruits note after a while. Very harsh and bitter at first sip, it gives its best in the end, with some really slight alcoholic sweetness and a hint of acidity that makes it drinkable. Long pleasant aftertaste. If I was to describe this beer in a word it would be rustic, I had more "elegant" imperial stouts, more chocolatey, but this is one of my favourites.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, 8.5 % abv, recommended when shopping at Johnny’s Off License in Roma one and a half year ago. Shared with Finn. Deep ruby coloured body. Remaining low layer. Dotted spots to the glassware. Smell of coffee grounds on a backbone of earthy malts. Dark malty flavours with solid hints of coffee and chocolate, some anise as well. Roasted bittersweet ending smoothly tingled with an touch of alcohol. Well bodied. Enjoying stuff (Tromsø 27.11.2013).
cagou007 (189) - FRANCE - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark color with a thin tan head. Aromas are roasted malts, dark fruits, alcohol and chocolate. Long bitter and coffee finish. Well balanced coffee stout, great one but not surprising.
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zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[19-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours brown to black with a beige head, aroma of coffee, cocoa, nice aroma , flavor of coffee, smoke, cherry acidity, medium bodied, nice
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[10/19/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Black-colored with a bit of bubbly tan foam. Great aroma full of coffee beans. Roasty and coffee-ish flavor, pretty sweet, with a drier and slightly alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied.
Mortlach (878) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14/09/2013 Open Baladin (tap). Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma bianco-beige mediamente abbondante. Al naso sentori di caffè di primissima qualità, nocciola, leggera vaniglia ,alcol. In bocca ha un attacco dolce, di cappuccino, caffettosa, note di vaniglia, manca un po’ di amaro nel finale. Corpo medio, carbonazione soft. Discreta.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee finish.
Cunningham (3656) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black color with a creamy off white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: MOCCHA, coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Oily medium body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Lots of moccha, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, mild acidic oak and some grassy notes.
Overall impression: Had a thinner body than expected. Lots of flavor.
Personal stats: On tap at Bir&Fud in Rome, Italy.
IPA89 (7) - - JUL 1, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
La Donker è una birra a mio parere eccezionale. Non sono un fan estremo delle Coffee Stout, ma questa ha un armonia nei sapori e profumi non da tutte le stout.
L’ho provata sia alla spina sia in bottiglia, decisamente meglio quella alla spina, perchè in bottiglia, oltre che portarla alla giusta temperatura, deve essere necessariamente sgasata per poter essere bevuta al 100%.
Dorqui (2028) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at "Italia Beer Festival 2013" - Milano.
Black color, fine and creamy nut head of long resistance. Much arid nose with decided rumors of coffèe and alcohol. Much roast mouth impression, notes of malt and roast wood, little caramel but predominant coffèe and bitte cacao smells. Very smooth body, long bitterness and dried final.
lembeek (132) - ITALY - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Colore ebano. Schiuma nocciola, non molto persistente. Intenso aroma di caffè, malti tostati, cioccolato e un sentore di vaniglia. Nel palato rotonda. Caffè amaro e malti tostati prevalgono e mascherano perfettamente la gradazione alcolica.