austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black w/ fluffy beige head. Burned aroma with liquorice, little chocolate & tar. Flavor has way too much burned malts, homebrew like nasty vegetables. Liqurice and some bitter cocoa in the finish. Very unbalanced, I was expecting some easy-to-drink chocolate pudding, but now it’s an overburned porter.
goozen (3138) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Black coloured beer with an subtle chocolate taste and great bitter finish.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Pours black with red edges and a small brownish head. Aroma of light smooth milkychocolate. Nice flavour og milkychocolate and som viniousity.
Bov (9969) - 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 (1533) - 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 (13912) - 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 (6003) - 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!