munsemj (18) - Montana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice roasted aroma smells pretty sweet. Pours dark with a creamy head. Whoa! Flavor explosion. More like a dopplebock, no maybe scotch, no maybedouble dunkl, wow I don’t know. Complex, too dark for me, I can’t even finish it but I give it props.
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly black. However palate is light, a small amount of smoke. Dark chocolate and dark malt dominates. It was served very cold. After warning I noticed a lot of honey on the nose and tongue.
milewide (2079) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fine for the Schwarzbier style noted above, but bottle calls it a stout. Too bland and sweet for a stout.
caribou43 (657) - Chavannes-près-Renens, SWITZERLAND - SEP 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I bought this bottle at Manora Geneva. I drank it yesterday at home, relax after the job. The price and quality is really good, nice product, the best beer from this brewery. The body is a deep black color, brown foam and creamy. The taste is well balanced, mixing roasted malt, coffee, toffee, a little bit smocked, hop, bitterness. It sounds like a porter. The taste in the mouth is just great.
andrepintado (2783) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to CH-303. Dark color. Thin brown head. Thin sweetness, medium bitterness. Finish is dry and long. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, chocolate, roasted, light fruity. Very very good. I wasn’t expecting this at all!
Rubin77 (1122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
F: big, brown, very good retention.
C: dark, opaque.
A: roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, dark bread, molasses, hint of alcohol, floral hoppy.
T: mostly roasted malt, dry coffee, cocoa powder, caramel and liquorice but not on sweet side, very smooth, medium full body, lover carbonation, very good and my first example of this beer style, enjoyed it, 33cl bottle from Coop in shopping centre Serfontana in Morbio Inferiore in Switzerland.
NordicV (1959) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörkt brun till svart öl med beige skum. Doft av kaffe, mörk choklad och malt. De rostade tonerna i smaken är mjuka och behagliga. Lättare inslag av aska tillkommer i smaken.
SinH4 (3194) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, lacto?, some roasted malt. Taste is sweet chocolate and lacto. Medium carbonation. Pretty good.
koleminer20 (2647) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 at The Chouffe Party 2016 after party. This one has a Best Before 27.05.2015 on it, so someone dropped the ball. The pour is a light black color, a bit thin as it pours with a thin bubbly collar and s couple soapy spots of lace. The aroma is a little roasty with a light chocolate and caramel and a lingeringly metallic finish. It definitely smells like its best days are behind it. There is a little smokiness on the back end and we’ll see how it holds up. The flavor is pretty invisible. There is a light smoke and a light malt that comes with it, but there is hardly anything there. It’s just missing anything else. The mouth feel is thinner and lackadaisically carbonated with a lingeringly smokey and slightly malty aftertaste. This is just iffy all the way. Not that great.
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20 at the after party for The Chouffe Party 2016. Best before 27.05.2015. Thanks Merchants for that. Aroma is robust malt, roasty, metallic, nutty, coffee. Appearance is dark brown, light tan head, somewhat hazy. Taste is smoky, roasted malt, coffee, quite bland though. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, very very light carbonation, smoky aftertaste. Overall, this one is decent for being a year old.
gopherfan99 (1285) - Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours black with a beige head; aroma of chocolate, licorice, and light roastiness; taste is sweet with chocolate and licorice with a hint of dark fruits; finish light bitter; very nice