berntholer (1311) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
stable dense beige head fades with foamhead and lacing. dark brown colour. aroma is roasted malts, bit soapy, bit green/vegetal. taste is like aroma, ash with a pronounced bitterness from the roasted malts, bit astringent end. dry mouthfeel. rather thin body, medium carbonation. 33cl / bd sep-2014
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It’s the coffee and the malty sweetness that dominate the taste of this beer. Hops are well present, not too much though. The whole is a bit watery and the body is too light for the style.
jookos (3224) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@5p. Black. Dark soft roasty. Chocolate, some wood, soft roasty leather. Med light bodied, black berries, light on the palate. Soft bittered. Pretty nice clean made porter-stout.
zvikar (3962) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours opaque black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, toffee, honey, flavor of chocolate, caramel, coffee, medium bodied.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - DEC 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Stas & Vova. Black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, a bit of coffee and an acidic touch. Roasty flavor, rather dry, with an acidic note, coffee, a bit of dark chocolate and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied.
Leighton (13541) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the train home during the Isle of Wight Jolly. Pours black-brown with a rich, tan froth. The nose has lots of roast, burnt wood and dry chocolate. Light to medium sweet flavor with notes of ash, earth, chocolate and burnt meat. Medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Nice and roasty on the finish with dry, chalky cocoa. Good balance and depth. Solid.
Beerhunter111 (9948) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Röstmalz und Kaffee. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, fruchtig, Beeren, Kaffee, leicht hopfig.
Idiosynkrasie (4661) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, roasty, herbal, some liquorice, effluvia of artificial vanilla and chocolate flavours, hundreds and thousands, marshmallows. Taste is roasty dark malty, slightly herbal, minimally salty, bitter hoppy overtones, hints of liquorice, soup cube; slightly crumbly palate.
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with thin, dark, creamy head. Aroma has a touch of smoke and charcoal. Also a bit grassy. Flavour is smokey and a bit savoury/salty. Roast malts up front and a light hop bitterness in the finish.
Erasmus_ro (1693) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a latte-colored head. Aroma is roasted malts, grapefruit, their combination of salty liquorice, lightly sour smoke. Taste is roasted, tad smoked, grapefruit, citrus, dry. Fairly full with strong carbonation. Too strong really. Not that pleasant.