cervmagpt (309) - PORTUGAL - FEB 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 12B, adapted). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: hop floral aromas that slowly fade with time, mixed with a roasted background. hints of spicy notes and a pepper-like aroma. APPEARANCE: almost black color and opaque. medium moussy and brown head with good retention. TASTE: average floral hop flavours with a background of roasty malt and a pepper flavour. low bitterness with a semi-dry and hot (from the pepper) finish that stays on the throat. PALATE: medium body with medium carbonation. OVERALL: a very interesting and different porter-like brew, with an additional "hot" character.
fombe89 (283) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 11/02/2015. Color negro. Espuma beige poco persistente. Aroma especiado, sabor picante. Bien para beber esporádicamente.
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Black with tan head. Deep roast, earth, slightly smoky and a little maple aroma, woodsy, bitter, a little dry and smoky taste. Full body, a little spicy finish, a little syrupy, date honey aftertaste.
zvsn (876) - ISRAEL - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours dark brown-black with a brown head. Aroma - roasted malts, pepper, coffee. Taste - roast, smoke, pepper, chili, spices,coffee,wood. Medium bodied, smooth on palate. Very nice.
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle at Bites&Pints, Athens Greece. Pitchblack color with a dark brown head. Aroma is coffee and some pepper heat. Taste coffee and chocolate with some heat, with sticks to your neck as the beer warms up. The body is medium, maye a little too thick for the alcohol, with medium carbonation.
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Black with a nice brown head. Strong aroma of roast and lots of chili peppers, somewhat vegetal, coffee and a bit of smoke. Roasty flavor with some sweetness, smoke, coffee, a bit of chocolate, some vegetal peppers and and mildly hot finish. Medium to full-bodied.
jamestulloch (1826) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Black body with a huge tan head. Great lacing. Aroma of chilli pepper and milk chocolate. Flavour of smooth roasted malt and a very light spice. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft fizz. Tasty, but less spicy and complex that I hoped.
Firefly54 (241) - - JAN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour with a large thick tan head that dissipates but leaves a small head that retains. Aroma - chipotle pepper comes through more like green pepper, dark dark chocolate, earthy, coffee, roasted malt. Great mouthfeel, the chipotle pepper just comes through on the finish. Slight tickle on my lip. Good balance of sweetness, slightly vegetal, some chocolate and expresso. Really good!
aleksander9 (631) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with great brown head. Aroma is molasses, leather, espresso, chilli and some cherry. Rich palate. Aftertaste is chocolate, hot chilli, coffee and leather. Overall: impressive. Tastes like it’s 10%.
VamboladeTolly (497) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours deep dark brown with nice thick brown head. Aroma of burnt malts, coffee, some herbal notes. Taste burnt malts, some light chilli spicyness, coffee, medium bitter. Good beer.