Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark brown ale with a thick dissipating lacing brown head. In aroma, coffee malt with light licorice notes, light iron, with some grassy notes. In mouth, a light bitter chocolate with light acidity, metallic points, a bit watery. Tasted with ProbstBlueRibbon, July 7, 2012.
rauchbierlover (620) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reminds a stout, without that complex coffe/chocolate mix. pours deep dark brown with a beige head. Quite watery. nothing special
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a small restaurant in Paris, shared with mom. Clear dark brown with a medium brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aroma along with wood, mild smoked fruity or apple tree along with mild fruity yeast esters. Flavor is medium sweet with a light roasted bitterness. Quite good.
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
marrone scuro, opaca, residuo nel fondo bottiglia
color nocciola, fine e compatta, buona presenza e persistenza
non impattante,ma con una chiara impronta che ricorda cereali tostati ed un tocco di affumicato sul fondo
sapori ancora di cereali, rimane anche la sensazione tostata mentre l’affumicato sembra scomparire. Una tocco astringente compare a metà strada per un finale secco e tendente a note amare
corpo medio, soavizzato dai cereali, ricorda la consistenza di una oatmeal stout, poco carbonata
una birra di grano saraceno non male, che ricorda molto una stout, con note torrefatte ben gestite ed equilibrate. Morbida in bocca, comunque leggera e piacevolmente secca e amara nel finale. Una bretone promossa.. Merce rara!
erickok (4127) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black bodied and tan head. Low carbonation. Fairly rich aroma of milk chocolate, some smoke, nutmeg, bit of toffee and rye. Nice. Body is a bit disappointing, quite thin and bit as full flavoured as the nose indicates. Needs to warm up to reveal more complexities. Gets some stout like qualities. Tasty and interesting, but not world changing. (33cl bottle)
Metalchopz (2558) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated October 2005. Ok... last of the 8 beers my girlfriend brought back from her trip to Europe. Best before date is 31/03/07. Pours a deep brown-red with a creamy tanned head that has decent retention. Some patchy lace is left. The aroma is mostly of Belgian yeast, with hints of spices. Wow ! Did not expect that. A smoky kick right up front. Definitely is more of a rauchbier, than a stout. The buckwheat comes through in the finish. Hints of molasse are also found much later in the aftertaste. Very nice different light beer for a dark ale.
mR_fr0g (4971) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma. A bit of woodyness and farmhouse. Pours opaque black with a light brown head. Falvour is rustic and funk barnyard. A little bit of roastiness.
Brandman (2310) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, off white head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste is nicely burned, chocolate and berries. Sweet and very rich in taste.
note666 (1197) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
2011 - 08 - 31 bought on holiday at Pt du Raz., Bretagne (F) 330ml bottle. hazy dark brown colour. big foamy creme head that fades slowely. not very strong in taste, bit roasty...
humlelala (1090) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 (75 cl from La Tapenalgue, Vannes) Pours a clear, dark brown with rich, off-white head that laces the glass. Pleasant aroma of caramel, brown sugar and smoke. Oily on the palate, full-bodied, lively carbonation with a sweet finish. The taste is mildly bitter with moderate sweetness. Girlfriend says: "It’s a bit watery but in a pleasant way."