DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Glunz Global Beer Expo XIX. Poured black with a tan head that dissipates to nothing. Had aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. A strong roastiness comes through on the tongue. Was very sweet as well, and had a decent amount of bitterness on the end. Medium bodied beer, and left a strong dark chocolate aftertaste. Very good.
kerenmk (2196) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Pours black with tan head. A little smoky, chocolate and wood aroma, smoky, lingering phenolic taste, mildly bitter and wooden. A little rubbery texture, no carbonation, oily, long and a little roasty finish. Amazing.
dambor (17) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours almost black with a pretty fast disappearing medium head. Aroma: roasted malts clearly dominate, followed by chocolate and earthy characters. Taste: roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Presence of hops. Warming, pleasant aftertaste.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown body, clear, with a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is richly malty with a heavy tobacco note and a minimal alcohol note. The flavor is heavily malty as well, lots of burnt caramel and some rich dark fruits. Minimal alcohol, even at 9%. Nice lingering finish. Medium bodied with just a hint of clinginess and a bit of warmth on the finish. Interesting beer.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Pours opaque black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, wood, bourbon, woody smokiness, dried fruits, brandy, flavor of dark chocolate, wood, dark bread, dried fruits, coffee, medium bodied, nice.
Handypaul (191) - - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a brown frothy head that disappears quickly leaving no lacing. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter in a light to medium body that’s oily in texture. Flavors of caramel, licorice and molasses. aroma of molasses and sweet malts. A bit too much alcohol is present.
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich chocolate mocha nose. Huge deep glossy tan light brown head. Some initial fizz before a dark dry earthy firmness takes over. Incredibly dry. Long coating lashings of aftertaste . Glossyblack in colour. Tar in the nose. Very nice.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks zvikar. Black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, some dark fruits and mild smokiness. Sweetish flavor with chocolate, roast, a smoky hint, some fruitiness and a drier finish with some earthy bitterness. Chewy thick mouthfeel. Very good.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl) Deep black colour with a brown and small foamy head. Molassy and moderately roasty malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate, nougat, liquorice and a whiff of grassy hops in the background. Moderately sweet and mildly roasty bitter flavour, quite full bodied with an almost oily mouthfeel. Dark and roasty malt-character with notes of molasses and a distinctively nutty touch (nougat), accompanied by chocolate and liquorice; sweet and heavily malty finish with roasty accents but also some hoppy notes shining through; chocolatey, roasty and molassy aftertaste. Quite complex brew. 29.V.14
zacgillbanks (2129) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. This inky black beer pours with no head. It has very rich chocolate and rich liquorice flavours, red cherry notes and a slight tart fruity and leather-roasted finish.
cernjoh (104) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle about a year old. Appearance is like old engine oil with a small tan head that vanishes rapidly. Taste is dark fruits molases and some smoke. Palate is very good. Overall ex excellent.