sparkster (17) - , SPAIN - AUG 2, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is fairly good considering it comes from Mahou. Flavour is caramalish, you can feel the burn malts. Lacking a bit of body for a black beer.
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - JUL 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
MmM goood dunkel, smells good. the coffe and chocolate aroma is present, the head is creamy and strong. in mouth is a little bitter with full body. bravo mahous!
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.33 l bottle. Dark amber color with small creamy head. Malty melanoidins, raisins, prunes, chocolate, alcohol and barnyard in the aroma. Malty flavor with mild charcoal roast, alcohol, chocolate and prunes.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark brownish colour with a medium sized tan head. aromas of tobacco and leather, a taste of dry roaste nuts and caramel flavor. pretty decent. :)
REDBOSOX (80) - Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like stouts and dark beers for the most part. I just got back from a vacation to The Canary Islands. I drank quite a few of these. It was the best beer to choose from, in my opinion. It’s got a solid flavor that’s still easy on the palate. It’s sweet, but that’s how I like my beers. The finish lasted nice and long. I could taste the toffee in this one. Certainly a great beer to enjoy!
Cochomeister (6) - valladolid, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barrel. fizzy and off-white head, mostly lasting. black body, perfectly filtered with no particles. light malty and toffe aroma. moderate sweet flavour at the begining, little acidic at the finish. very long finish duration. light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Antonio Rey Ruiz - clear ruby-brown colour, very little foam left; aroma of toasted malts and caramel; moderately sweet with a medium malt body and some late bitterness; the finish is quite long, decently malty and fairly toasted - a pleasant one
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very malty beer with good amount of flavor, still refreshing, ad gets a bit watery. It remembers me the bock style beers from Venezuela in the 80’s and 90’s. Worth to try. but not a big deal.
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 0.3l bottle from madrid.
beige medium head.
brown slightly roasted, caramel.
a bit light and watery. but OK
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, in La Manga, Spain. Brown color, big beige head. Aroma is dark malt and coffee. Flavor is coffee, caramel malt, butterscotch. Nice malty beer, but too watery to get higher score.