rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 330 ml bottle. BBE 02/11. Batch #02 09. From Roma, Italy. Courtesy of Brandman.
Black colour with tiny light brown head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, cacao, ash, mild coffee and vanilla in aroma.
Flavour is more harsh with strong ash, dry roasted malt, mild coffee and berries. There’s no chocolatey sweetness in flavour.
330 ml bottle. at the Birrificio Lambrate, Milan, Italy. L079011. BB 08/02/15.
Black colour with tiny tan head.
Roasted malt, chocolate, ash, liquorice and hoppy bitterness in aroma. Liquorice dryness in flavour. Roasted malt. Rich and tasty.
gunnar (4357) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Domus Birrae, Rome. Pours deep amber almost black with a huge spongy mocca coloured head. Aroma is heavy roasted with notes of smoke, liquorice and wood.Low carbonation. Taste is heavy roasted, moderate bitter and roasted with a nice peaty smoked addition. Oily and sticky mouthfeel. Well hidden alcohol, a good crafted smoked.
Embrouille (2778) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a pitch black beer with a smallish creamy nicely lacing bubbly creamy deep beige head. Smoke, cress, burnt match, blackcurrant, licorice, diacetyl, caramel, manure, wood, leather, demerara and banana show up in the nose. Strong bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Low carbonation. Leathery. Dry smoky minty finish which is reminiscent of blackcurrant.
deanso (4155) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared with friends. Thanks Erik
Very dark beer. Smokey taste. Lovely beer
mto (95) - helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Quite much pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is smoked wood, some sweet malts, liquorice, some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is smoked wet wood, roasted malts, some liquorice, mild dark dry fruits as well as some leathery notes.
panzer (6) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Di colore nero profondo con schiuma cappuccino fine e persistente. Esalta la tostatura ed i toni affumicati della Ghisa. Ben fatta e piacevole, meno beverina della Ghisa tradizionale, ma senza eccessi.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - pitch black coloured with a little dark beige foam left; a solid but well-integrated smokiness; hints of bacon and vanilla, very complex; quite sweet initially, full-bodied, thick and very oily, very bitter and long coffeish smokey finish - beautiful
jaghana (3300) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ mondial de la bière. An amber beer with medium head. A sweet an malty beer, good body but with high diacetyl notes which are not bad but a bit heavy, this give a special overall caramel aroma. The smoked part is low, this beer is near a brow ale.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Bottle at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 04/08/2010
Big smoked aroma. Black very strong in alcohol rich on the palate and smoked with a hint of dryness in a full malt finish.