DonRygiell (2) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice beige head, with small bubbles. Smells like roasted malt/chicory coffee, some hoppy notes. Black, clear, but quite fizzy, what does not help at all. Deep dark coffee taste, with a note of deeply roasted coffee seeds. Leaves a sourly, bitter aftertaste. Lively carbonation, medium to full bodied, quite oily. To much bubbles to get a top score, but really impressive!
kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: some coffee and a little chocolate; there?s some bluntness to the aroma that I can?t quite isolate or name. Appearance: black; opaque; head medium, fine, stable. Taste: a little more bitter than sweet, slightly sour. Palate: body nearing full; carbonation average; mouth feel spicy; finish faint, bittersweet. Overall: feels portery to some degree. This would explain the high rating because much as this beer is fairly decent and almost enjoyable, I can frankly see no other rationale for it than the strange obsession ratebeer users seem to have with anything that smells remotely of coffee or chocolate.
adamnase (392) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5 liter, Pours dark, almost black with a big tanned head, hints of coffee and red wine on the nose, palate is chocolate, then dry and burnt-bitter with a light umami note and a little coffee in the burnt-bitter finish. nice lager!
Garrold (4100) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lidl. Clear, deep red. Thin, bubbly, sticky, tan head. Nose of chocolate malts. Dark fruit. Nutty milk chocolate. Hint of coffee. Hint of liquorice as it warms. Taste has a soft, brown sugar sweetness first off. Turns roasty dry and light bitter. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely rounded. Fruity dry finish. I need to get back down to Lidl...
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l from local Alko, Vantaa. BBE 15.09.16. Colour is black with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts. Not bad.
mlady (283) - Prievidza, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,5l bottle,deep red in colour with a sweet caramelly nose,flavor is moderately sweet,lightly bitter,light soft body.
jamesie1857 (1941) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Lidl - Near black body with a lasting beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, hints of caramel and dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt with some liquorice, coffee and nuts; finish is mostly dry. Don’t have many dunkels or tmavý these days, but this on is a corker...
danlo (2470) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Lidl, Darlington. Black colour, beige foam head leaving some spotty lacing and aroma of roast malt, chocolate & coffee. Taste is roasted dark malts, sweetish, molasses, with powdered chocolate, coffee, liquorice, some bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry earthy finish. Quite drinkable.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - NOV 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, bready, chocolate, licorice, coffee. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.
mike_77 (5290) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with thin head. Aroma has some toasted dark malts leaning towards coffee. Flavour is bittersweet with dark, roasted malts dominating.