vickey9 (721) - Brussels, - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reall dark near black beer with a small quickly disappearing white head. Nose is herby, anise, licorice, port wine. Body is medium, texture oily, carbon fine. Taste is sweet. Palate is anis and licorice, hints of alcohol and herbal bonbons refresh its taste. Licorice finish, mix of sweetness and bitterness. B@H
Icedwarf (724) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwart bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig, alcohol, iets van drop en anijs, licht bitter. Erg goed bier wat helaas iets te "dun" overkomt, anders was mijn waardering nog hoger geweest. Smaak bljift lang hangen.
McWorta (998) - LUXEMBOURG - JUN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown clear colour with a yellow ginger head. Aromas of sour wine notes and metal notes as well as some maltyness arise. Light carbonation, watery texture and a medium body offer flavours of wine, spices and some wood. Finish is medium and gives herbal impressions.
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector
Thick looking near-black body, holds a dense tan head.
Quite a rich, caramelised aroma; roast nuts, treacle, sultana, vinous black fruits, prunes, savoury spice.
Dense body, shows its strength, creamy, velvety texture, rather nice on the palate.
More of that deep rich caramelised character on the body - date, prune, sultana, dark toffee, nutty, biscuity malts, earthy spice. Warming, inviting finish.
Really good, lovely texture, good flavour & balance.
Shark_Pants (452) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep, dark black colour with billowing frothy tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving nice lacing. Strong maltiness in the aroma, with a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Some astringency in the smell too. The taste has milk chocolate, coffee, molasses, candi sugar, dates and some lightly tart cherries. Medium bodied, a bit overly carbonated and the high acidity doesn’t really work with the warming booze. Showed some promise but ultimately a bit disappointing.
fombe89 (629) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. de @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijón 29/05/2015.Color marron oscuro, espuma beige, sabor ahumado, pasas.
Ambro206 (272) - ITALY - MAY 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Assaggio da 100ml allo Zythos Beer Festival 2015:
Birra latitante. Poco aroma, un leggerissimo aroma di vino rosso. Carbonazione esagerata. Una birra poco gradevole...
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) black colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of roasted malts, sugar icing and bubble gum, with a hint of hazelnuts, some alcohol and smoked ham. flavour is mostly the same, sugar icing, alcohol and smoked ham, with a light hint of milk chocolate, roasted malts and a semi-dry finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, murky. Dark bready nose, belgy yeastyness, some peppercorns, dark fruits. Med full bodied, bitters, slight oilyness. Dark fruits. Well carbonated. Tasty.
MarcoDL (2902) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black oily pour. Aroma of licorice and anise. Taste is really sweet, with caramelised malt, licorice, anise, red fruit and yeast. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Nice, but too sweet.
Hamirubi (314) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. The brewer states: Black and Fierce. And so it is. A strong coffee beer of high alcohol percentage, with great taste. Bitterness and sugary sweetness combined in a perfect caramel, chocolate ale.