DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Re-rate 12/8/10: Draught sample at the brewery in Yehiam. Roasty and coffee-ish. Aroma suggests something was a bit off with the fermentation (maybe the beer’s too young?). 5/4/7/3/12=3.1
Bottle. Black-colored with a huge, slowly-diminishing brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, some coffee, a bit of fruits and some acidic malt notes. Bittersweet roasty flavor with chocolate, coffee and some fruitiness. Finishes bitter with some herbal and smoky touches. Silky mouthfeel. Not bad. 6/4/7/4/13=3.4
gunnar (4865) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell tasting.Pours almost black with no head at all. Aroma of dark light roasted malts, brown sugars and raisins. Taste is light sour roasted dark malts, complex and well balanced. NIce
caesar (4713) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ Dutch "the Good, the Bad & the Ugly" tasting. Dark color. Aroma of chocolat, oatmeal. Sweet taste, malty. Decent balance. Nice.
EithCubes (4625) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 16.7.2013. Nose of heavy coffee and rich dark chocolate, occasionally fruity bursts of plum, a smooth and sultry appetizer! Pours deep dark brown-black with a dark brown head. Taste very, very dry, some light burned notes under waves of lovely, gentle dark roast; there’s some chocolate and medium-heavy coffee, but the whole thing is utterly velveteen and huggable. Low bitterness, clean, soft full body with low carbonation. This is the best of their three I’ve had, by far.
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle at The Good, The Bad & The Ugly tasting. Black colour, thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate, hard roasted malts, harsh roast. Flavour is hard roasted malts, liquorice root, wood, light fruity, hard roasted bitter finish. Light to medium bodied.
skortila (4345) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ UDRM. The aroma has light roast, coffee, chocolate. Black coloured beer with an of-white head. The taste is sweet and has a sour hint in it. Mostly dark, roasted malts. Nice.
Zita (4280) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Israel;light burnt coffee aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, light bitter finish.
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, thanks Eddan.
Black with a small browniish head. Thin and vapid with some light roasted malt, chocolate and syrup. Nothing to write home about.
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours black in color with a 2 finger light brown head that has decent retention and settles to reveal some decent lacing as well. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate and hints of coffee. Taste is a roasted grain and coffee bitterness with a dark chocolate malty sweetness. Medium bodied with some light carbonation. A nicely done dry stout with a good balance and surprisingly good.
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle shared by Ed. Ed said he had to blow Santa just to get him to leave this, Santa is his cat..meOWWWWW. Well since I didn’t blow any cats I can rate this with a clear conscience. Poured a medium density pitch black with a smaller begie foamy head. Aroma of sweet dark chocolate, wet burnt toast, soy sauce, dark alcohol dipped cherries, sweet flaovred tobacco. Medium body with lighter carbonation and a quicker fading aftertaste. Flavor is sweet with some dark fruit skins and bad chocolate, burnt malts, burnt toast. a touch of milk also. Solid beer