MichaelAwesome (5676) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with McTapps. Pouring in thick and strong with medium foam and high alc in the first in the nose. Offering vanilla, some coffee and chocolate. Satisfying smoothness combined with vanilla and chocolate in the back. Good one.
McTapps (5716) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Bamsen78 - many thanks, Marcin! The beer pours out in a deep black colour with smooth head and medium body. Aroma of malt and chocolate with some vanilla hints. Taste of malt, roasted coffee beans, espresso, chocolate and torf. Easy and smooth to drink, nice and enjoyable beer.
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie au coût de 9,05$. Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe de cendre. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5658)
RW80 (1274) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,5 l bole
Appearance: black with a strong offwhitehead, leaving a few rings of lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate . Red fruits (Dates and Raisins) and roasted malts as well.
Taste: Starts Swee with roasted malts with coffee , followed by a more chocolate bitterness with red fruit . Then the roastiness increasses some licorice, and ligh ashy tones come in, also at this part the sweetness becomes less befor it stingently finishes it, wich leaves a aftertaste which is roasty and with ligh red fruit and earthy ashy tones.
Medium body, average carbonation, oily texure.
MarcoDL (2888) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious smell, very foamy head, comes out of the bottle non stop. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and some candisugar I think. Very full bodied. A tiny bit too sweet.
Maarten1993 (500) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank with Patrick and Thierry 19-6-2014. Good beer. Smells like malts and nuts. Tastes begins this way: very almond-like. Continues however with sweetness and ends with overwhelming (dark) chocolate. Nice and deep!
tricksta_p (1948) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Aroma of dark roasted malts, caramel, some chocolate, light coffee, a little dark fruit. Flavour is a tad sweet, exactly the level of sweetness this beer needs. Long finish with a welcome bitterness to balance things out. Quite easily drinkable despite the 8% ABV. Smooth and remarkably balanced.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-05-26. Black body, nice foamy brown head fades. 4+ Aroma has lightly dusty notes over cocoa accented mild roast character, dark malt below. 7++ Flavour is richly malty, moderate to mild dry roast throughout, mild cocoa and chocolate weaves through, sweetish core but it finishes on the dry side, with moderate roast. Very lightly fruity, that comes out a bit more as it warms. Smooth medium to full bodied palate has soft carbonation. Not super complex but pleasantly rich. Very nice. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small tan ring. Aroma of vinous fruit, roast malt. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, coffee, milk chocolate.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
uber dark brown and thick pouring with a strong head. Really strong dark chocolate notes off that head as it fizzes away. Dates and malts as well.
Very smoked almost burnt taste at first. A bit off putting, it then fades into sweeter notes of chocolate. That’s followed by some licorice. Wish I liked licorice. The malts and dates come back at the end. Impressive balance and pallet. Not quite for me though. It’s a damn good beer, but those licorice notes turn me off.