Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very good looking, black, small biege head. No aromas. Bitterish, sweet, roasted taste and nothing more. Not interesting and too much lactose/dextrine. meh...too watery
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 2, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Pours a dark brown with a bubbly red-brown head. Aroma is some caramel notes, not much else. Taste is a touch bitter, creamy, sweet; also a bit coppery but I suspect that has more to do with the bottling/handling than the brewing. It’s not great tasting but it goes down smooth. Not one I would recommend.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a sparkling yet impenetrable dark brown, almost black colour. It was virtually headless, and almost devoid of any aroma as well. I could barely detect anything (chocolate milk, maybe?). The taste was quite mild, rather un-stoutish with that underlying chocolate milk thing again. Mouthfeel was not so bad.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no freshness date on the bottle.
Appearance: The body has a nice dark chocolaty brown color with a light brown, chocolate milk shake like head on top. The head has very good retention makes tons of thick light brown lacing on the glass.
Smell: Its aroma has a mix of leafy hops, minerals and smoky roasted grain.
Taste/Mouth Feel: The flavor has hints of coffee with cream, some smoke, sweet roasted gain, leafy hops and a light dusting of dark coco powder. It has a nice medium body with a silky smooth texture and soft carbonation. It is slick but not overly thick or cloying at all.
Notes: There is a lot of flavor packed into this little beer that has only 3.8%abv. This could be a nice dark session beer.
radzik5555 (635) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wygląd: Ciemnobrunatne, rubinowe, klarowne. Piany prawie nie ma wcale.
Aromat: Mało intensywny, lekko czerwone wino, porto, śliwka suszona, karmel, miodowy, słodowy, lekko metaliczne nuty,
Smak: Rozwodniona kawa zbożowa i pustka po za tym.
Odczucie: Wodniste, faktura wodnisto/metaliczna, wysycenie niskie.
Całość: Kiepskie w smaku, delikatny ale dość ciekawy aromat.
wombat23 (628) - Texas, USA - APR 26, 2016
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with an inconsistent beige head. Subdued aroma of dark malts, some dark fruits, and vinous notes. Taste is more malty, with less dark fruits than aroma would indicate, faint chocolate, and lactose. Some oxidation present; might be a bit stale. Not good.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown, but almost black with a slight reddish hue. Foamy tan head. Aroma was mildly sweet with chocolate and weak coffee. Thin mouthfeel. Chocolate, light caramel, milk, and nuts on the tongue. Boring finish. Not my favorite style, but it’s drinkable.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours deep brown with red edges. There’s some sweet malt aroma at first, but it gets overshadowed by a vegital weirdness. Flavor is a little off from what I was expecting and tastes like a bad eastern European beer. Very little carbonation, and a weird skunky character give this a bad score.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark with dark tan head that fades quickly. Weak aroma of sweet, chocolate malts. The flavor is decent, but very light. Sweet as expected, but not much more. Light milk chocolate, thin body with a milky aftertaste. Really disappointing, leaves you wanting more.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmmm. Not terrible. Probably better than 31 percentile. But, not the best out there either. Pours a dark brown/light black color with a tan frothy head. Nice sweet flavor, definite lactose in the texture and mouthfeel. Nice mix of caramel and malts. Not bad.