LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - JUN 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Artebirra Pasturana 2008: senza dubbio alcuno la regina della manifestazione, chapeau.
AtronSeige (966) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Medium chocolate, light licorice, roasty.
Appearance: Dark, clear Amber body. Small, off-white head.
Flavour: Medium-high chocolate, light oats, cookies, Light licorice. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Medium-sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, silky, medium carbonation, creamy.
Overall: Wow! Liquid Chocolate! AMAZING!
*First rating was lost due to a computer crash.
750 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Carl
23. Specialty Beer
13C. Oatmeal Stout
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - JUN 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 Tap. Dark brown with little thick lasting head. Chocolate, cherries, some spiciness, a very good malty note mixed with a really nice earthiness hit gently the nose, inviting and balancing the whole. Explodes in a medium bodied silkiness, with a huge chocolate and cherries flavour, reminding a pastry specialty of the same region, Piedmont, that host that brilliant brewery. Long aftertaste, no traces of that 7%abv, flavourful and dangerous drinkable. Delicious brew.
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Will pour a 5+ finger thick, light tan head - pour very slowly - that fades slowly leaving some lace. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Black color, no highlights. Nose is smokey chocolate. Flavor is a mellow, sweet smokey chocolate. Not finding the tart, sour flavors other reviewers have found. Very expensive - $25.95 for a flip-top 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - dark black coloured with a poor head retention; pretty oily nose with notes of black chocolate, vanilla and anise; quite roasted; thick and oily; some sharp late bitterness, residual sweetness with long chocolatey and cocoa notes - a wonderful dessert beer
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - OCT 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle @ eataly bologna. Tiny head on top, it pours dark. Taste: chocolate, liquorice and coffee but with a good bitterness at the same time. Great beer.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Birra dell’Anno Awards 2007, Milan.
Dark brown colour, with an off-white head. Lots going on in aroma here. Up front is cocoa, then tar, bit of vanilla and some notes of whiskey. No coffee was sensed here. Flavour brings more coffee, it appears like green pepper. Edges of vanilla and whiskey. Bit alcohol shows off, but the thorough flavour profile, and the flavours stays long after, reminds me pretty much of Mikkeller Beer Geek Brekfast.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful brown pour with rocky brown head. Sweet bubble gum, light green apple jolly rancher on the nose with an undercurrent of cocao. Well hidden alcohol in the body. Very sweet body with more of bubblegum flavor, dry cacao and definite carob. Smooth finish. A unique beer that was a treat to try and scores major points for being both tasty and one of the most original beers I’ve tried in some time.
tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served in my Orval glass. Lovely carob nose. Silky, chocolately, roasty character. Dark carob–cocoa malts, with flowery hops. Notes of bubble gum, sour oak, and vanilla. Dry finish. Smooth, balanced, and delicious.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at beechwood bbq in seal beach, ca
perfect walnut brown pour w/ a tightly bubbled creamy white head. The aroma is of chocolate, oats, and spices.
Creamy mouthfeel and flavor. Very nice