argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rocky tan head atop a black body. Aroma is rich chococoffee. Taste is more coffee than chocolate, some burnt roastiness. Finish is strong coffee. Fairly rich for such a low alcohol beer. That being said, the coffee bitterness is too strong for me to enjoy.
skortila (4166) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of bread and meat, some notes of something like rauchbier. Overall malty. Very black coloured beer. Brown, remaining head. Taste consists of burned malts, bread, bit metallic, bitter. Malty Palate.
caesar (3942) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black color, large brown head. Aroma is bready, rye, salami. Bit watery bready taste. Bitter metallic chewy palate. I like to drink a beer, not eat one.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick and oily in the pour, like changing oil. We are talking black here, with a huge tan head with little hints of black dipping through in places. Like drinking a cup of coffee with a shot of espresso dropped in for that roasted taste. Full of body and flavor, but kind of one sided. Lots of chocolate and a bit of nutty goodness in the aftertaste. This one does not last very long at all.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - SEP 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly full chocolate and toast nose, black color with a huge tan head. Thin at first in the body, but full of flavor. Ends with a bitter chocolate bitterness. Predominantly roasted malt tastes. Quick and not complex, but very enjoyable.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate, candy sugar, toffee nose - very intense. Medium big rocky hazelnutbrown head on the black liquid. Bitter espresso taste, goes by fast, slightly bitter finsish, suprisingly thin body.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a dark, rich black liquid light can not penetrate with copper caramel head that lingers. Aroma is of dark, rich coffee and molasses with some chocolate, plum, raisin. Flavor is a slight hop covered by a dark, menacing, lightly-burned coffee that slowly eases away leaving a faint chocolate. Excellent beer. No alcohol detected. Sampled at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark color, lovely choclate head,nice initial coffee chocolate whiff but then a very thin wash in the mouth, youcan taste the cocoa, but you have to chase it.Probaly ok on a hot day.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark and dry with a lot more body than I expected from a 4 per center.The dryness shocked me but once I got use to it this became a pleasant drink.
Eventually I decided it was like supping a strong dark coffee.Well
worth a try.
Cobra (1096) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml. brown bottle. Poured out a deep, chocolate brown color with a rocky, fluffy dark tan head. Aromas right away of roasted malts, expresso, musty old barn. Strong tasting, coffee up front, with an expresso backbone, and an astringent, charcoal finish to it.
This is one roasty tasting brute of a beer, even though it has low alcohol content. Actually made me cough, because it was so roasty. Dry mouthfeel, with an aftertaste of burnt wood.