cagou007 (188) - FRANCE - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark color with a small tan head. Aromas are roasted malts, coffee, liquorice. Strange acid and mettalic aftertaste. Really not my favourite beer from Ninkasi.
Bozo_skeleton (272) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe noire (brunea la lumiere), col leger, limpide.
Aromes leger de cafe.
Un final sur la torréfaction, assez ronde.
Pas mal du tout
erickok (2806) - Tours, FRANCE - APR 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark bodied with small light brown lace. Sweet licorice, bay leave, funky, even fig and sour compote. Drinkable body, normal carbonation. Definitely a sour funky taste, unusual and not sure if it’s supposed like to this. I like it myself, but it’ll certainly not be everyone’s taste. (33cl bottle from Au Nom De La Bière)
JEK69 (395) - FRANCE - SEP 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Noire (Black in French).
Indeed, this pours deep black with a beige foam head.
Nose is soft, with chocolate and caramelized notes.
Mouth is sweet, a bit acid and metallic, not dry enough to be a stout, not strong enough to be a Belgian Brown, something inbetween without style nor depth.
It is not a bad beer, but not a great beer either.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2011, Strasbourg - hazy dark brown beer under a long lasting beige foam; nice lacework; aroma of black chocolate, cocoa and apple; medium to full-bodied; pretty velvety palate, low bitterness, long aftertaste of licorice and chocolate
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl, from the bar. Pours dark brown black with a great tanned head leaving plenty of lace. Aroma is bready, slightly roasted malty, vanilla, chocolate, some coffee and bready. Flavor is acidy fruity in front, sweetness and roastiness with fruits comes more dominant in the middle finishing with sweet bitter aftertaste.
jaghana (3260) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - NOV 1, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33cl from Mondial de la Bière. A dark beer with medium head, nose is on caramel and soy sauce. Aroma is on spices and burnt caramel, watery with some dusty bitterness, not really nice, ashes and paint product notes.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at the brewpub, 17th Nov 2010. Deep, deep brown with a beige head. Excellent chocolatey caramel taste. Similar nose. Smooth and soft in the mouth. Nice dark beer for the sweet-toothed. Best beer of the evening.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle bought in the Gerland neighbourhood, ’bbe’ July 2012. Dark red brown with a small beige head that laces moderately. Aroma of cocoa powder, nuts, nutmeg, fruit, banana, a hint of black tea. Sweetish taste dominated by dark malts, revealing lots of bitter, dark chocolate and finishing on fruity and herbal notes with chocolatey bitterness lingering on. A moderate body.
SaintMatty (4277) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges. Roasted and fruity aroma with notes of coffee and liquorice. Malty and roasted taste with grain, coffee and plain chocolate detected.