ramstein2611 (27) - Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice dark brown with minimal head. Taste has a nice roasted malt with a clean finish. Overall not too bad
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Maakun (895) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with small beige head. Licorice, coffee, roasted eggplant, black currant, roasted grains. Light sweet with deep roasted bitter taste. Medium to full bodied. Nice
DwarfeD (1229) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a full tan soapy head. Medium body with low carbonation. Nice sweetness with a bitter finish. Dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, spices and herbs. A decent dark brew.
mabuzzer (127) - - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very black with creamy white head. Bitter chocolate, liquorice and coffee dominate. Creamy, viscous mouth feel. Lovely
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a very dark brown color. Nose is slightly earthy and very roasty. Taste has some slight chocolate elements to it, and is also slightly earthy. Very smooth and tasty.
bastarda (129) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared with Bierle, bartlebier, Oldmanriver. Invinting nose of malt, vanilla, honey, and freshly roasted hazelnuts, wonderful mouthfeel with tastes of rumraisins, vanilla and hazelnuts again, shining fresh and bright, being undisturbed by any of their lame artificial copies.
tectactoe (2508) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Jet black, inky pour. Not much head, thin khaki collar outlining the top. Pretty standard "stout" like aroma. Deep. Notes of roast, bitter chocolate, coffee grounds, slightly sweet dark malts, & a touch of anise. Flavor is quite roasty. Bigger elements of ash, charcoal, & burnt malt. Bitter, but not excessively so. Only a mild malt sweetness for balance. Light hints of chocolate, coffee, anise, & smoke with a lingering roasted bitterness.
GuideDogSaint (513) - Xiamen, CHINA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from BePLUS, Xiamen. Pours black with a thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate with a hint of smokiness. Dry bitter finish. Maybe a little thin.
Dermi (669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl, bottled. Pours black with a nice tanned head. Aroma: Roasted malt, smoke (strong). Taste: Medium+ sweet, mild bitterness. Roasted malts, light vanilla-like flavours. Palate: Medium body, quite smooth texture. Good. Aroma -1, 17.12.2014. (Before: 7-4-6-4-15, 4.6.2011)
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scottish porter but indeed, as indicated above, closer to an English old ale. Sticky, beige, thin, dense and relatively stable head, colour very dark chestnut brown, bordering on black. Malty and smoky aroma of cured meat, smoked bacon, charcoal, dried plums, coffee powder, bitter chocolate, thyme, liquorice, iron but not disturbingly so, bayleaf, candi sugar and dried leaves. Subdued fruity onset, dried fruits, dryish with a subtle sweet touch, iron hint, liquorice with a certain amount of subtle saltiness, oily and smooth mouthfeel, caramelly and nutty malts, smokiness comes up again in the end with some leafy hop bitterness, medium long and dry. Very malty beer and a classic in that it forms the starting point of the famed Ola Dubh series.