BenOver (52) - - JUL 4, 2014
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with no head. The smell is nothing special and is strongly yeasty. Taste is very full at first bit then a sour aftertaste kicks in, that ruins the beer for a second there. The good thing is the aftertaste quickly diminishes and you can enjoy the rest of the beer. Cheers
maekchu (1986) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Pruney, sugary nose, with slight spice and some alc. fumes. Medium-dark brown color. Very fruity initial, apples, dark fruits, light tobacco, licorice, small amounts of chocolate. A light saltiness is apparent in mid palate. Medium body. The salt note is not particularly welcome. But this beer is quite ripe and rich, with thick flavors. A nice little sipper.
JacopoDeola (9) - - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl at home. Brown with amber head not persistent. Smoky and caramel aroma, bittersweet peaty taste and final. Great one.
jingo27 (3) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A brilliantly smooth dark ale. Hits you with caramel and honey with a oats / malt finish that lingers!
matstrange (59) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like a porter but has a more sweet finish to it than you’d expect. A definite hint of caramel/chocolate gives this some character. Pours as black as the night with an off white head. Watch out though at 8.5% this packs a real punch!
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinous, dried fruits, hint of yeast, caramel and hint of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long yeasty, malty, slightly warm and grassy finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
fajry (433) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fľaša. Tmavo hnedá, až čierna farba. Nahnedlá pena, rýchlo padla. Vôňa sladká, pražené slady, ľahko karamel, hrozienka. V chuti sladkosť na úvod, karamel, hrozienka, pikantnosť - koriander? Telo stredne plné, ľahká nasýtenosť. Veľmi piteľné.
Iznogud (630) - CROATIA - JUL 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 500 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours brown amber with white head. Malty sweet. Hints of chocolate and coffee but thin and watery. Alcohol isn’t really subtle.
Sjohnh (126) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, no lasting head. Medium body, low carbonation. Boozy, malty nose with dried fruit. Dark chocolate, cherries and prunes in the taste. Lasting bitter finish. A great English ale.
saintjulien (100) - - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
cereal, nuts, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish