laiti (5414) - 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 (1305) - 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 (27) - 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 (780) - 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 (2963) - 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 (744) - 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.
MonsterMagnet (149) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch 2014-225, bb april 2020. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a tan head. Aroma: dried dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, soy sauce. Taste: dark chocolate, coffee beans, roasted malts, liquorice, banana, berries, a bit of wood, smokey, soy sauce. Full bodied, sticky, medium sweet, medium bitter, bit salty, with a long bitter (espresso) finish. Perhaps it?s a bit too much.
thebeertourist (4755) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at In de Wildeman. Black colour. Roasted malts, sweetish flavours, licorice, milk and chocolate. Good.
PotjeBier (1583) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from tap @ In De Wildeman (courtesy of Simon). Black color. Dense brown head. Aroma’s: sweet, alcohol, port (?), sweet fruit. Also roasted malts and drop/licorice retronasal. Flavor is rather sweet, roasted. Alcohol doesn’t feel like 12%. Fairly full bodied, soft mouthfeel. Finish is hard roast, bitter. Nice, need to retry with a full portion.