AofA (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at Beervana, had tasted The Black Emperor previously so was really looking forward to tasting this and wasn’t let down. A fantastic dark malt driven Black Pilsner, that had a lot of roastiness and hops with a higher ABV. I think this was even better than the original and would love to see it in bottles.
TimE (2941) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge rich roasted character, fudge and nuts in the nose. Very rich. Mouth is full bodied. Lots of roastiness. Big bitter finish. Totally awesome
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beervana. Pitch black pour with a small off white head. Lots of coffee intertwined with citrus hops on the nose. Much the same in the taste. Coffee and citrus hops finishing with a little bit of tar. Mouthfeel is a little thin but bitterness lingers for a good amount of time. Solid
Jimthechap (1421) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was rather a quixotic brew and was served by the barmaid’s recommendation. Deep black with perfumy hoppy notes interspersed with coffee and charry roast and a head that was there one moment and gone the next. Upon tasting, the flavours were similar to the aroma with good carbonation and a finish that lent more to the char (but was still rather enjoyable). A good quaffing pint this one, reminiscent of Kostritzer.