pivnizub (8860) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (RBESG 2014):Literally black, stable tanned head; solid nose of dried sweet berries and roasted malt; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, creamy MF; lingering bitter-sweet roasty-fruity finish. Wow! Great stuff...
AndySnow (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Outside of the brewery.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Heavy coffee, malt, sugar.
Body: Thin to medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Rather mild, coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate.
Sledutah (4686) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared outside the brewery, RBESG
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee with a touch of sweet chocolate, dry finish
Benzai (8231) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared outside of the brewery during RBESG. Very dark brown to black color, small to average sized light to medium brown colored head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, roasted malts, lightly brown sugar and caramel. Taste malts, light to moderately roasty, a hint of caramel, lightly a touch of hop, lightly bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden, nice oily texture, medium body and soft carbonation. Very well done.
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) black-coloured with a frothy brown head. aroma of heavy hazelnuts, some caramel and light earth, with a hint of treacle, some toasted malts and vanilla. flavour is mostly alcohol and vanilla, slightly chalky, with a hint of apricots, fudge, light soy sauce and a medium roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the brewery RBESG. Opaque black with a nice loose tan head. Aroma is ashy roast, nutty and some dried fruits and touch of booze. Flavour is smooth dark roast, slight ashy, mineral and some sweet caramel rounds things out. Palate is full and rounded, moderate carbonation. Long lingering roast. Very tasty. Quite sweet.
Ferris (4212) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Dark roast and dark chocolate. Jet black with a rich brown head. Bittersweet chocolate, and roast with a sweet then light bitter finish. Basic but nice and rich.
allmyvinyl (3361) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours opaque black, thin, but long-lasting creamy head. Aromas of roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Taste has roasted bitterness and a light spice note. Bitter finish, oily texture. Good.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown almost black with a medium to large beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, burnt wood and roasted malts. Flavour has big coffee licks, chocolate, slight licorice, medium bitterness. Superb.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-02-28. Mahogany tinged black body with a small foamy tan head. 3+ Aroma is relatively malty, light roast, muted dark cocoa accents. Flavour is moderately roasty over a sweetish core. Light cocoa touches. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bit simple, and not entirely to my own taste, but still a lovely take on the style and dangerously drinkable for the abv. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry