allmyvinyl (3084) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee, dark cooked sugar, slight smokiness, light damp basement. Taste is more of the same, without the damp. Sweet coffee. Oily mouthfeel, sticky finish. Good.
cgarvieuk (14170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft roast ...light chilli ... dark malts ... wierd malt roast ... dark malts ... dark roast ... mellow sweet malts ... chewy roast ... dark roast ... nice
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasted chocolate, dry, taste is sweet, dry roasted malts, chocolate, bitter.
laiti (5597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ De Wildeman. Aroma is a bit odd with salty licorice and grainy tones. Also some fruits and ash. Flavour has salty licorice, strong herbal tones, tobacco and hints of ash. Also some odd bready feeling. Finishes with dark chocolate and cocoa. The herbal tones become almost unbearable at the end. Unusual.
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An almost black, non transparant beer with a dark brown layer of foam. The chocolate-like aroma comes along when the beer is being poured. A perfect taste of smoked or burned malt and/or barley, which moves on into a nice bitter aftertaste!
Een bijna zwart, ondoorzichtig bier met een donkerbruine stevige kraag. Het aroma van chocolade en alcohol komen vrij bij het inschenken. Een perfecte, gerookte smaak van de gerookte of gebrande ingrediënten komen vrij. Het geheel gaat over in een mooie bittere nasmaak.
andregoncalves (1379) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle thanks to beerhunter111. Thanks pal! Color is quite dark. Head is thin and beige. Body is smooth. Aroma is somewhat fruity, coffee, roasted.
eelco (38) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown beer with a tan head, head doesn’t last long but leaves a persistent lacing. Small is cherries and coffee. Taste is again the heavy sour and sweetness of cherries and the bitterness of dark chocolate. Quite a sticky feeling around the lips, bit low carbonated. The high ABV is hardly noticeable. Lovely beer, a real treat.
SimplySike (830) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with light brown head.
Aroma cherry, berries, alcohol, dark ripe fruits, chocolate, smoke, roasted malts, molasses, coffee, liquorice.
Taste berrie chocolate thick sweet, roasted coffee bitter, hint of smoke.
Mouthfeel oily, some burning alcohol.
Amazing beer, complex nose, awesome taste!
mike_77 (3026) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with massive, dense head. Aroma has some slightly smokey, burnt malts and some herbal Gale. Flavour is smokey, malty and has a touch of aniseed.
Nocturne (760) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Wildeman, Amsterdam. Dark black with brown head. Chewy molasses, coffee, hint of liquorice. Feels like it has a kind of a fruity Belgian-tasting yeast influence perhaps. Decent but I don’t think it holds together perfectly. I definitely wouldn’t have guessed it was as high as 12% though.