Lowenbrau (1446) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Sweet, creamy mily, some roasty and spicy aromas. Pours black with nice tan head, persistent, poor lacing. Medium body, really high annoyng carbonation, crispy texture. Taste is smoky, roasty, liquorice. Carbonation makes this a hash one. Unbalanced. Maybe some carbonation issue with this batch.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Luppolo L’Ottavo Nano, Palermo; bb 12/2014
Black color with excessive head. Mild aroma of roasted malt. The mouthfeel is very dry, overly carbonated, with ashy roasted malts; no lactose, no residual sweetness and no vanilla detected; probably it refermented too much in the bottle.
tiong (2769) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Impexbeer
SELL BY 12/2014 - Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, lactic notes, hints of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is smooth, slightly lactic and roasty with hints of cocoa and vanilla. Finish is roasty, milky and slightly bitter with hints of cocoa and milk chocolate. A bit unbalanced, but quite impressive for the low ABV.
Piero1987 (537) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with beige head. Tabacco and some coffee aroma. At taste is light sweet balanced with roasted malt bitterness with intense tabacco flavour.
daje (1693) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Domus Birrae Roma. Thanks to the cool guy working there. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, red fruit. Taste os coffee, chocolate and vanilla, with a late taste of raisins, earthy hops. Nice chocolate aftertaste, with a mild sweetness.
Bathory (386) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black colour with a big tan soapy head that last forever. Looks alnost like a cappuciono actually. Loads of roasted malts in the flavour, together with vanilla and coffee. Flavor rich on coffee taste at first, then some small notes of vanilla. After a couple of moments a tobacco-like takes over, but not too much. After that the touches of vanilla lingers in the mouth. Good body with a silky smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Such a complex beer, with this little avb is hard too find. It’s super interresting and most of all, fantasticly good. Maybe the best beer under 5% I’ve ever had, at lest a top 3. Recommended!
Grumbo (421) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from a trip to Rome by my wife, one of about 10 she lugged back for me, bless her. This beer pours almost black in colour, with a very big frothy tan head, which faded away fairly quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet biscuit, chocolate, fruit and nut. Light/medium bodied, some bitterness to finish. A little dryness, and slight sourness mixed with the sweet. Nice beer.
Gorm (562) - sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, kaffe og skjokolade. Smak av malt, vanilje og kaffe . Ølutsalg.
nilsas (650) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Duft av kaffe og lakris. Dyp sort farge. Tynn hinne av karamellfarget skum. Smak av kafe og en anelse lakris.
lusikka (4964) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, enjoyed at Barcelona.
Pours a black colour with a small foamy head which fades away quickly. Aroma of roasted malts, strong salmiak and some cream. Flavour is very dry with roasted malts, white chocolate biscuit, cold coffee, salmiak again, grassy hops and lactose. Light bodied, dry mouthfeel and a mouthdrying bitter finish. Very nice for such low ABV.