milewide (1324) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint fruit aroma and taste on top of a decent porter or stout. Clear black color, with medium head and body. Didn’t cure my "sciatica"! :-)
AR (937) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of roasted oat. The flavor is similar to a stout, including roasted coffee and a sweetness of the elderberries. Long lasting and dry aftertaste.
DrinkinWell (64) - - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark black with tan head. Semi-sweet flavor stems from chocolate, red cherry, and grape notes. Smooth drink with toasty malts and a dry finish. Not bad.
Pizd (356) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle): Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit, roasted malt, burnt/smokey character. Flavour is a nice balance between roasted malt, burnt toast, dark fruits and slight chocolate on the finish. A tad watery but overall very drinkable.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear black with dark brown highlights and a small, bubbly beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, and nutty malt, peat smoke notes, grapes, figs, and berries with light earthy hops. Flavor is dark and peat smoked malt dominant, lightly tart dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
Graphirus (48) - - OCT 23, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a black beer with with a copious amount of creamy tan, tight bubbled head. Good lacing.
S – Smells elderberry, heavier coffee earthy and caramel tones, dark malts come through.
T – a dry vineous character, strong herbal notes with berries and dark fruit notes. Finish is abrupt and dry, with a mild roast malt note in the aftertaste.
M – Light bodied with medium carbonation. Quite refreshing with a hint of tartness toward the end.
O - Overall an excellent brew but personally I'd like some more elderberry flavour.
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Prokroustis (664) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch dark brown body with an off white head. Very nice aroma with roasted malts, caramel, ash, berries, honey, black coffee. Medium, smooth body with little carbonation. Nice balanced flavour with cereal, bread, caramel, licorice, berries, a herbal bitterness.
generallee08 (64) - New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 330ml bottle into a small mug. The label lists the abv at 6.5% and there is a "Best Before End" date.
Appearance: It has a black body which is nearly opaque. When held up to the light there is dark reddish hue near the edge of the glass. A light tan, two finger tall head rests on top. It is thick and long lasting. Lacing is minimal and slick.
Smell: The aroma has dark roasted maltiness with hints of roasted coffee. Elderberry notes are noticeable but very light and subdued. I would like just a bit more of the berry.
Taste/Palate: Its flavor runs right with the aroma. There is a dark roasted base with notes of dark chocolate/bitter coffee and just the slightest hint of elderberry. The finish has a mild herbal and berry tartness to it. Its palate is medium bodied with a very smooth light texture.
Notes: I found this beer to be very interesting. The fruit is light and delicate. I think it is better to be light on fruit vs. heavy and syrupy.
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home - shared with Mette & Jørgen.Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted, spicy, cardemom, nice malty, fruity, spicy elderberyr, dark fruits, bitter zest.. Tjaaa.
TrappistenOli (300) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraun, geringe schaumbildung, aroma nach beeren, antrunk etwas fruchtigkeit, abgang gewisse röstmalzigkeit, feinherber nachklang, feine rezenz
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kraddel (1917) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home, obtained trough cgarvieuk
pours dark brown, good white head
smell is dark malts
taste is very intresting. chocolate ( in bits) some bitterness, roasted malts ( a bit) low carbo . dont get much of the fruits, but i supose they are the reason this is such a complex taste , for this abv ?
mouthfeel is thin, but not too thin .
very nice actualy