Derek881 (1247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a black color with only the slightest dark brown hue and a very small, dark-tan, creamy head with short retention, and light lacing and cling. The aroma was a coffee-chocolate malty mix with a roasted malt effect, along with some oats and barley, and a bit of earthy hops. The taste was a sweet-bitter blend with a coffee and caramel malt flavor mixed with a bit of bitter and sour earthy and grainy hops. It was a slightly creamy and wet beer with low carbonation and fizz, and had a lighter mouthfeel, which was a touch watery.
mike_77 (5302) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with dark, creamy head. Aroma and flavour have dark roasted malts and a touch of coffee. It’s bittersweet and has a smooth, creamy texture.
Beerheart65 (1389) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling deep black, short light brown frothy head, bit lacing. Dry, bit ashy, mildly roasted, salty licorice, coffee, green olives. Medium body, dry, potent carbonation, long roasted finish, chocolate also. Tasty.
Werckmeister (2055) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,355l bottle at home. No BB date. black color, small dark coffee-colored head. smells nicely of bitter chocolate, earthy, coffee, roast, lightly leathery, nicely creamy, also some milk chocolate, very nice smell. medium to full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of coffee, a bit ashy, earthy, hints of bitter chocolate, a bit scratchy bitterness. finishes lightly roasty bitter and earthy with notes of coffee and leather. overall very nice beer, taste is lacking a bit compared to the very nice smell, might be also related to freshness since its unclear how old the bottle is.
Bosbouw (2620) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooie zwarte kleur met een kleine kraag. Ruikt vol, koffie, vanille, gebrand. Smaakt vol, vanille, koffie, beetje gebrand. Erg goed en "slechts" 6,5%.
vinivini (1227) - BELARUS - JUL 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown to black, hazy. One finger tall tan to brown head. Aroma of coffee beans, earth, roasted malts. Light to medium body. Complex taste. Coffee, dark chocolate, dry fruit, roast, Port. Light bitterness. Well balanced. Tasty
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
msbernac (1853) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-caramel, coffee, chocolate,
Appearance-black, hazy, brown foam,
Tadte-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Benzai (13632) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized dark brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, soft roasted malts, some coffee slightly in the background. Taste malts, light roast, some milk chocolate, mocha. Quite sweet, only a slight bitter touch. Medium body, decent carbonation. Quite nice, I like this a lot!
MelvinKalksma (868) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, mocha, roasted malts and coffee.
Opaque black beer with slight yeast and with a slight/medium dark brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, chocolate and mocha; ends slightly dry with roasted malts and coffee.
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The sweet chocolate and mocha flavour is slightly dominating the dry and roasted finish, but it does not matter that much; it could still have been more roasted and bitter however.
gunnar (7751) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ales By Mail. Pours thick oily black with a big creamy mocca head. Aroma of dark chocolate, weak roast malt and nuts. Taste is light dry roasted malts, weak sour roast, soft carbonated, lingering chocolate, bitter and moreish stout.
alex_leit (2043) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, close to black color, tan foam. Aroma intense malty, caramel, slightly burnt barley, wine, dried fruits and sweets. Taste: rich malty, light sweetness, caramel, roasted and burtnt malt, dried fruits, prunes, soft and pelasant hop bitterness.