Bov (9876) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black colour with a ruby hue, very foamy beige head; aroma of black chocolate and cocoa; moderate malt body and fairly sweet, fizzy; very long chocolatey finish, slightly dry - a one-dimensional but not uninteresting dessert beer
CH-303 (1506) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown. Not much head.
Aroma: Chocolate, malty. Maybe coffee.
Taste: Chocolate, quite malty. Coffee. Bitter.
Info: 330ml bottle, 3/3-2007, 164/300
MiP (13836) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at ÅBF08. Weak vanilla. Vinous flavour strangely spicy. Reminds me of vanilla, but it is chocolate? Sweetish and not bad. Almost black colour.
daniele (5882) - ITALY - JUN 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura schiuma media piuttosto fine mediamente persistente al naso subito erbaceo da luppolo poi aùesce anche il ciccolato e il malto in bocca cioccolata malto leggerissimo diacetiule all’inizio poi tostatura buona ma non entusiasmante
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAY 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pit black with a creamy but fast vanishing brown head. Full of chocolate, bitter one, with a good malt backbone. Flavour is amazing, reminded me of youth easter’s mornings with mouth full of chocolate. Nice balancing thou chocolate is a bit, how to say, not overwhelming but present and noticeable. The body is thinner than one could expect, perhaps ’cause it is not a stout nor a porter as the appearance would suggest. Amazing lingering bitter end.
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beige weak head. Black colour. Aroma is malty with coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is malty too with chocolate tones, ending in a moderately malty and slightly roasty finish. Medium bodied.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a near pitch black with a tan head. Aroma features rich Belgian chocolate, spicy resiny hops and hints of berry fruit. On the palate there is mouth filling chocolate, sweet rich confected malt, and a touch of warming alcohol. Lovely beer!
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with notes of chocolate, and roasted malt. Sweet flavor with chocolate, roasted malt and caramel. Ends sweet.
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On a recent trip to Welly I found a great little shop called Rumble’s they had a great range of import and domestic beers. I picked up a few bottles that Rumble himself suggested. This one was great smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a delicate creamy head. Tastes like milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt, a delicate bitterness ,and not overly sweet. Mouth feel is medium and silky with a pleasant lingering finish. Great beer! I hope I can find this beer in the North Island.
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a beautiful red glare. Diminishing tan head. Smooth chocolate and mild roasted malt aroma. Flavour is medium sweet with a distinct acidic chocolate note and following acidic touch. Chocolate lingering finish. Nice and smooth.