Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brasserie Fédéral in Zürich. This brew pours black with a thick light brown head recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of coffee and malt, along with some hops in the background. Medium body with a strong roasted coffee character and notes of sweet malt, hops and a touch of anise. The finish is brown sugar and coffee. Pretty good all around.
kevnic2008 (7579) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black color in color, light body, crisp, caramel and a lite roasty malt taste.
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and hay aroma - very nice. Opaque black-brown color with small head. Smokey chocolate malt and hay flavor. Medium body. Very tasty.
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. From Rickenbach bei Wil, Switzerland.
Black colour with small light brown head.
Sweet roasted malt, dark fruits, molasses, coffee and some sweet milkyness in aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate, bitter hops and hints of coffee in dry flavour.
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruce’s. It pours near black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasty, cocoa, earth, milk chocolate, lactose and wood. The taste is roasted malt, earth, toasted caramel, dark fruit, coffee, earth, plum and spice with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Smooth, well-integrated and pretty tasty.
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Coffee, earth, metal and peppery taste with minty sooty notes. Dry-sweetish ashy sooty chocolatey taste with minty cocoa notes. Nice, balanced, mild. (0.33l bottle from Allen.)
DSG (5632) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Black-colored with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roastiness, a bit of licorice notes and faint alcohol note. Bittersweet roasty flavor with coffee, some dark chocolate and a slightly bitter and slightly burnt finish. Medium-bodied. Nice, kind of a Stout-ish Schwarzbier.
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Magasin de Nord, Kgs. Nytorv. Black with a huge beige head. Aroma and flavour of licorice, roasted malt, dried fruit and chocolate.
jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Allen! Opaque black with a red shine and nice creamy lacing head. Sweet coffee and molassis aroma, porterlike. Agressive caramel and coffee roast start, toasted bread, herbal hops, caramel, burned sugar retronasal. Chewy body, mellow mouthfeel. Lot of flavor in this one, nice!
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Allen. Dark brown with a fizzy head. Roasty chocolate and chalky malt aroma and taste.