Kosmokrator (425) - - SEP 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impenetrabile color nero oleoso pressochè privo di schiuma, giusto un tenue velo color panna poco persistente. Aroma ricco e robusto con sentori di cacao, mou e frutti di bosco, e una più lieve parvenza fumosa. Gusto dolciastro e maltoso con note persistenti di caffè e zucchero caramellato ben bilanciate con l’affumicatura abbondante, finale "pulito" con morbide note debolmente nocciolate. Oleosa al palato, di corpo medio-abbondante e con effervescenza quasi nulla: una fantastica ed intensa birra da meditazione!
mkam (46) - POLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny brown head. In aroma mainly notes of coffee and prunes, also little dark chocolate and hint of alcohol. In taste similar: coffee and prunes. Carbonation is low, full bodied, medium bitterness, oily, nice texture, leaves pleasant feeling on the tongue. Very small hint of alcohol. Very rich and good beer.
mateuszk (65) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. In aroma coffee, chocolate, licorice, prunes and unfortunately only hint of smokiness. The beer is black with brown not lasting long head. In taste there is coffee, chocolate, smokiness in slightly higher level than in aroma and some roasted malts. The beer has full body, is oily, medium carbonation. The finish is medium bitter. In overal very good beer but, it would be better with more smoke notes.
Oakes (11819) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown. Thin bubbly head. Has a baltic nose, rich meaty and chocolatey, a big beer. Rich, smoky, intense...zywiec level richness...balanced with smoke, cigars, a bit of fudge, the rich sugary bitterness of Okinawan black sugar. This is high quality stuff.
Heikki (4) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried it at brewhouse 137. Very dark with a distinct smokey taste. Great rating overall, an outstanding beer!
Nicke80 (53) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at brewhouse 137. Pours black with little head. Smokey aroma and taste. Bitter, roasted with coffee and lots of smoke through out. Ok, but a bit smokey for me
gnoff (7466) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle, thanks Alex! Marked L008 12, dated (BB) 05 04 15. Sampled on March 12, 2014.
Black color, medium sized dark brown head with lots of bubbles. Sweet, rich, smoked, chocolate, rasin, figs scent, also wet pipe tobacco, very nice. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, vinous, tobacco taste. Roasted, malty, coffee, some dark chocolate aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness that is to the dry side and feels a bit higher I think due to a roasted dry finish.
tomer (1529) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At a tasting, thanks Ariel, opaque black colour, small bubbly brown head, aroma of dark sourdough bread, chocolate, dark dried fruits, hints of barnyard and smoke, dominant flavour of flavour of raisins and prunes, a bit to much,with chocolate, charred notes and some dirt, quite sour which throws the beer a little of balance. Pretty nice but not great.
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Pitch black beer with a small brownish/dark beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, hazelnuts, caramel, roasted, milk chocolate, smoked notes, ash, roasted coffee flavor, tar, ash, raisins, figs, smoked notes, alcohol is well hidden. Maybe a bit thin bodied, but a really good beer.
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
aroma smoke and coffee
App black tan head
Flavour extreme smoke with malt and coffee
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cardinal. Pours a black body with a brown head. Good lqcing. Liquorice and coffee on the nose. Full bodied and smooth. Pungent burnt raisins, liquorice and smoke in the mouth. Sweet and roasted with a long pleasant finish that reveals the bitterness. Pretty good stuff.