bridge (659) - Sydney, - JUL 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, virtually opaque black, with a creamy coffee coloured foam. Liqueur chocolate prominent in the aroma, with a touch of alcohol coming through .On tasting it starts quite mild, but it builds up soon after with a long lasting bitterness that carries on well into the aftertaste. Unfortunately the body is just a little too weak to hold up to all this, with the flavours unsupported. A worthy drop though.
budedou (396) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - OCT 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and metal. Very fruity and slick palate. Aftertaste is coffee, sweet caramel, some noble hops and lingering sweet roasted malt finish. Overall: what a beer!!! Delicious!!!
Migmar (251) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, small foamy head. Roasted coffee, liquorice, smoke. Medium sweetness, aftertaste has some light bitterness with a sour tinge, too. Semi-full palate. Very pleasant, strong but balanced.
Ragnampiza (493) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from Gradi Plato. Very dark brown, difficult to see through, with a nice, creamy and persistent light beige head. I was expecting a much more powerful nose. Still, solid roasted malts presence, definitely chocolate and vanilla, a hint of grain and green coffee beans. Much better in the mouth. Lovely creamy and velvety mouthfeel. So easily drinkable. Moderate but spot on bitterness, a hint of earthy and spicy hops presence. Clean and refined coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Soft to average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Decent smell, great taste, good beer overall.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a deep brown to black color forming a medium bubbled tan head that disappear quickly leaving only few lacings in the glass
S: Strong notes of malts, roasted malts, chocolate malts. Very biscuity, with strong notes of roasted malts. Very bready: notes of Oreo and earthy yeasts
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of roasted malts. Very bready! Very earthy yeasts
M: Medium creamy body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste
O: Great drinkabitity. Excellent quality. Masterpiece
[ BA Review @ 2/11/2014 ]
STJUDE (4) - ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lovely smooth beer, leaves a nice choc coffee taste on the tongue,highly recommend.
mauritsio (437) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko Lippulaiva. Black with xl Brown head. Roasted malty aroma. Lasting Bitterness.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
lladnar (2) - Alabama, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an opaque black with a 2 finger head that didn’t stick around long. Aromas of chocolate, dough and roasted malt. Good carbonation you can feel on the tongue. Hints of chocolate, charcoal and bread. Fairly thick with a good mouth feel and a lingering aftertaste. Pretty good overall. Recommended.
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the few beers that can have almost no aroma and still be taste good. Very mild roast flavor and a really high, sweet twang from bottle-conditioning. After-taste of bitter-chocolate is nice. Probably not worht the $3 buck a bottle price, but a passable ale.
blackbock (111) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of dark malt and stale hops. Poured with a medoim head which did not persist. Dark brown colour. Initial sweetness blended with highly unusual floating roast flavour which was overwhelmed by bitter aftertaste. Disappointing hop flavour, but good bitterness. Slightly roasty finish, med-dry. Like a good home brewed old.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"pours/looks like a stout. tastes and smells like a cross between a scottish ale and a mild stout. a little bit of chocolate, assertive amount of peety smoke, and some hop bitterness in the finish. feel is full and pretty smooth.