Benzai (6237) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - OCT 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @ ZZT V. Pitch black, blackest I’ve ever seen beer with a small brown head. Smell malts, lightly roasty, cacao, ash, liquorice. Taste malts, liquorice, slightly cacao, some coffee, some bitter. Medium carbonation, medium body.
KnutAlbert (5705) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, kindly shared by Ole_R. Dark, beige head. Prunes, soot, sweetness. Sdy finish. Pleasant.
larsga (5891) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big dark brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty milky dry cocoa taste with mealy notes. Dry milky powdery cocoa taste with earthy notes. Full-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel with some heat. Dry resiny oily roasty burnt aftertaste with grainy notes. It’s not bad, but a bit harsh. (0.33l bottle, shared by Ole_R.)
hcalsos (179) - Rćlingen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle @ olerichard. Blach with a thick light brown head. Roasted, chocolate, coffee, flowery hops aroma. Liqurice, roasted, coffee. Dry, astringent mouthfeel. Medium body.
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Countbeer (3876) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Thanks Cuso: Vintage 2011: Served in a Chouffe glass:
With a small sshhhh the swing top bottle opens.
Black pour. A very big brown foamy head on top of a pitch black colored beer. The aroma reminds me a bit of of a BIPA with brett: hoppy and some good roasted ingredients. To describe the aroma a bit more: hops, flowers, wild yeast, brett, hint of cardboard, roast, marzepin, hints of perfume, citrus, apricot, tar, carbo, some roasted malts and chocolate. Very nice aroma!
Flavours of brett, hop, flowers, soap, citrus, apricot, roast, roasted barley malts, liquorice wood, bitters, vinous, coffee, wild yeast, light vinous, light wood, some coal bitter, grapefruit, hay roast, cacoa, some raisin and figs. Crispy and dark. Delicious!
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, strong bitter, coffee, chocolate, some liquorice (wood), hops, some yeast and vinous notes.
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Seems like one of the few dark beers were the brett does a good job. I really like this beer. Different approach, still very dark but also crisp!
neur0 (795) - GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Falsche) Es hat eine schwarze Farbe, ist unfiltriert mit einer braunen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist röstig, süß und schwer. Der Geschmack ist schwer, röstig, adstringent, süßlich und wenig bitter.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl swing top pours a viscous black with some creamy, brown head. Nose is a little bit rubbery, smoke, molasses, toasted bread, some lemon, some pine. Quite a bit happening. Flavor is dry roasted coffee, raisins, prunes, burnt toast with jam, molasses, crackers, wheat chaff, light fruit. Full, dry finish.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle, thanks cuso. Large brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some earthy, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some milk chocolate, light caramel, raspberry, faint burnt. Medium body, some stickiness.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle - shared by rosenbergh - thanks!
Black, chocolate head. Sharp sour burnt aroma, yet strangely appealing. Taste is very sour. Very burnt. Most unsatisfying. I don’t like the sourness even if the roast is good, but you can tell it’s a decent brew that’s gone bad. Sourness accentuates the burntness, but not in a good way.
radagast83 (3999) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to arg0. Poured a near black color with a tan, small head. Aroma is some fruity notes, perhaps some raspberries? Flavor was notes of fruity, notes, some malts, bitter chocolates.