sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a small, mostly fading, lightly lacy head. Aroma of roasted malt, dried fruit, anise and licorice, warming alcohol notes. Flavor has lots of anise with lightly roasted, sweetish maltiness. Gets a medicinal carbon feel with yeast poured in. Medium to full body, soft CO2, warming but hides the alcohol. Quite simple brew, something between an Imperial Porter and a Quadrupel. 6446
Niko100 (2327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of yeast, caramel, floral, & dark fruit; Flavor of slight sweet malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruit, and some chocolate notes; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (from Willems, Grobbendonk). More or less pitch black colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is liquorice, spices, alcohol. Flavour is quite similar, with some ripe fruits and dark berries as well. Wellbalanced and quite a pleasant surprise. Almost an imperial stout meeting a kind of Belgian strong "donker".
burg326 (4812) - Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep brown color with aromas of light earth, anise, some yeast and a touch of coffee. Flavors are light earth, anidmse, dried dark fruit, and some earth. OK overall.
Gaultier (1041) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer tasting @ fillepolo 8/8-15. Bottle from local kiosk, Brussels. Roasted malty with coffee, also some notes of dried fruits(in aroma). Body is medium, dry and roasted finish.
Jorn69 (1818) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting @ fillepolo 150808. Bottle (330 ml) from local supermarket, Brussels. Roasted malty with spicy notes, chocolate and coffee, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and roasted with chocolate.
fillepolo (143) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer trip in brussels bought in a local kiosk. Roasted and coffee notes in aroma and taste. Taste has some sour and dried fruit notes.
Icedwarf (851) - 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 (1073) - 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 (1609) - 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 (477) - 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.