brianza_ale (88) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014 Deep black colour, 2 cm light beige head, creamy and very thick as a real stout should be. Smells roasted malts, huge buckwheat, bit of coffee and licorice, smokey, which all combined give the beer an awesome "dark wholewheat bread" aroma, deep bready yeasty aroma. Tastes initially bready, little watery and very delicate then turns to the more pronounced coffe, toasted and licorice notes, followed by a light bitter long finish. It seems that I’ve just eaten a piece of toasted dark bread, as the name "Pan nègar" litterally says (in the Italian "Brianza" dialect, region where Menaresta brewery is) . Light body and carbonation, no sweet notes at all. Nice English Stout , but with a very nice original (Italian :D) touch
oliodnb (273) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted/toasted aroma, very coffee-like flavor with a slightly sour finish. Good italian stout, low alcohol and easy to drink maybe a bit too watery.
Ragnampiza (372) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - NOV 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from beer-shop.it, served into a pint glass. Pitch black with some red tinges to it, fluffy and huge light beige head. Great lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, milk chocolate, coffee powder, smoked meat. Surprisingly over carbonated for a dry stout, and I wasn’t expecting that level of bitterness as well. Almost watery body, great drinkability and just the right amount of flavour for such a low ABV beer. Nice one.
Koelschtrinker (10435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deutlich malziger Antrunk, erfrischend doch die hopfige Bitterkeit. Rund, würzig, passende konstante Röstigkeit. Gut. 11/8/11/9//9
Silvan7 (667) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ bere buon birra. profumo di stout, focaccia alle olive e pane abbrustolito. color nero quasi impenetrabile, schiuma color cappuccino. gusto in lineaa col nome. sa di cereali tostati , ed è piacevolmente amara grazie all’uso dell’avena, più che a quello del luppolo. complessa ma di facile beva.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty fruity caramel aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel spicy finish.
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 4.2%. Very dark brown wit big foamy beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, dusty, little sweet, little bitter and a little lacto.
Camons (5793) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours black with creamy light brown head, nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, little grainy, dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, dark chocolate. Thin body, very high carbonation, dry finish. 210513
Rasmus40 (10841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ HenrikSoegaard tasting. Black with a big light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate biter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 210513
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Gallafest tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, licorice and hops. High carbonation.