Geiserich (3110) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 17, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep black colour, dark head. Fresh, inconspicuous smell and a little malty. Strong, alcoholic acid and a very stronge, metallic bitterness. Not a bad beer but nothing for me
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Near black in color with a hint of brown when hint of brown at the edges when held to the light. Large dense tan head the scads of lace. Heavy sweet roasted malt aromas along with some light grass. Sweet roasty start. Sweet lightly roasted middle. Sweet malt finish. While nothing complex, this is how I envision many of the dark rich brews of yore. Smooth and slightly oily on the palate. Alcohol not evident. Even in its simplicity, I enjoy this. After heavy lifting this would hit the spot.
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stoutlike coffee aroma, a bit
bitterhop evident as well.
Jet black, low creamy brown head.
Quite sweet - the black Abbot shines through here, but the balance is much better. Fruity tastenotes and espresso bitterness.
Thick mouthfeel and a coffee/chocolate aftertaste rounds everything off.