Benzai (13591) - 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.
fajry (1510) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Fľaša. Tmavá čierna farba, jemne tmavá hustá pena. Vôňa pražené slady, kyslá chuť a v pozadí karamel. V chuti pražené slady, suché kakao, káva zalievaná. V pozadí kyslosť. Pivo je už dávno za horizontom.
MisoW (3104) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Behind The Hills 2014 Autumn Edition. Pours deep brown color, dark beige head. Aroma of grapes, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is bitter, coffee, sourish, roasted malt, dark chocolate.
SudsMcDuff (7973) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks djd07, love the obscure tick! .. . dark black brown .. mild foam .. . lots of tar and carbon .. bit of a flat feel and a placid finish but for what it is, decent .. . . I was in a restaurant that had a sign that said ’Restrooms For Customers Only’… I thought, it must suck to work there.
Nisse666 (6143) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thx Cuso the man cons 2014-05-22 Göteborg
heavy gusher, thx patent cap
AR: kriek and dark chocolate
AP: dark brown body, rockey lively dark brown foam
F: fizzy, yeasty kriek, warming feeling, dark bitter chocolate, vinos, black peppery, lovely aroma odd flavour
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tall creamy choco head, over a close to black colored body. Roast, cocoa anf faint coffee ground on the nose. Less than medium full. Sharpish semi-dry coffee-accented malt flavor. Hint of tinned dark fruits and burnt malts. Dry roasty peppery ending.
[Shared bottle at larsga’s, 20.08.13]
djd07 (9712) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium tan head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is roast, chocolate, booze, and oak. Sweet roast, light bitterness, alcohol burn. Interesting
KnutAlbert (6665) - 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 (7242) - 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 (205) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Countbeer (5996) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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!