polaxis (73) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cl. At home @10°C
Pours black with a brown head. Sweetish aroma of hard roasted malts and some oak. Solid body (roasted malts and hints of fruit). Below average carbonation which allows the aroma to be in the foreground. Very well balanced beer. Certainly of one of the best beers of this brewery.
andrepintado (2673) - 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 (916) - 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 (1932) - 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 (2528) - 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 (2355) - 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 (1307) - 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 (1248) - CROATIA - 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
lebermilz (212) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, brown head.
Smoked ham, cocoa, coconut.
Medium bitterness, coconut, short aftertaste, but dangerously drinkable.
mzaar (2750) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska. Svart öl med ett gediget beigt skum. Dofter av kaffe, choklad och trä. Smakinslag av soja, choklad, smör och rostad malt. Mjuk munkänsla, medelbeska, lätt sälta i avslutningen. Mycket trevlig.
yespr (40082) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at International Bar, Zürich. Pours pitch black with abubbly brown head. Roasted, slight liqourice and roasted malt aroma. Bitter, liqourice and roasted malt. Dry and dark roasted malty finish.
Earlier Rating: 8/24/2008 Total Score: 3.7
RB# 6200: 33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge chocolate brown head. Mild roasted and chocolate malty aroma. Chocolate malty flavour smooth and with a mild acidic roasted malty base. Lingering chocolate malty finish, smooth and a light acidic roasted too.