sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Dark, deep brown, with a nose full of the (dark) chocolate and malt. Flavour of smooth chocolate, a little more bitter in the similar aftertaste.
knickskicks (923) - - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Dark brown, creamy tan head. Milk and dark chocolate in the nose. Taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malts, cream.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, King’s Lynn
Very dark color, almost black; small head; the pour is thin. Light aroma, some roasted malts and some yeast. Lean and dry mouthfeel; moderate flavor of roasted malts and chocolate, a bit herbal, with traces of yeast. Correct bitterness.
It has some feeling of dirty water, and minor flaws; not exceptional, but not bad.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Travlr in Trier - thank you! Sweetness in the aroma, milk chocolate in the sip. Nice and easy to drink.
Travlr (16416) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear brown color, scant large bubble head. Aroma of chocolate liqueur and coffee. Taste is slightly boozy bitter cocoa.
Idiosynkrasie (5016) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown colour with huge, creamy, superbly lasting, beige head. Dark malty, chocolately aroma with grainy overtones. Taste is dark malty, toasty, has milk chocolate and dark chocolate notes, a fresh, minimally tart and husky overtone.
dynamiteninja (1680) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Very lively yeast. Roasty, chocolate, Turkish Delight, alcohol, spicy hops. Lively tan head. Black body. Sort of nutty roasty taste. Oh so refreshing. Dry finish.
jamesie1857 (1694) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle - pours near black with a thick foamy white head. Aroma of roast nuts and malts. First kick of cocoa and dark chocolate, afterwards bitter and lasting mocha taste. Good mouthfeel for a bottle.
lusikka (7447) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a black colour, white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts and chocolate. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, sweet toffee, dark chocolate and dough-like yeast. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a creamy, malty and chocolatey finish. Good.
77ships (5500) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ ACBF 2012 // (a) dark brown amber with a brown head // (s) chocolate malts, hoops & hint of coffee // (t) chocolate malts, mellow hops, slight caramel, hint nectar, mocha, slight fruitiness, hint of bitterness in the back & chocolate // (b) very slightly wattery