allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of coffee and toffee, light sour. Taste is dark chocolate and more fruity coffee sourness. Oily texture, bitter finish. Good.
Stuu666 (4859) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasted chocolate nose, taste is sweet, dry roast, some chocolate, a bit sweet.
skortila (4670) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ PWBF 2011. The aroma has caramel, coffee, roast, fruits. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste has sweetness, bitterness, caramel/toffee, roast, coffee and is a bit fruity. Medium bodied. Nice one.
77ships (4562) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sampled @ GBF 2012 // black with a solid mocha head // nose is sweet, chocolate, chocolate truffles, mocha, dried dark fruits, serious roast layered on top of it all, toffee, dark sugar // taste is very bitter cocoa, seriously roasted, black chocolate, dark sugar, dried dark fruits, reasonably creamy parts, bitter ground coffee beans // creamy but not heavy body // neat stuff
DutchDrebus (4424) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ tap takeover @ van Moll. Pitch black with a medium to big sized light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee and a hint of peat. Tastes chocolate, very roasty, peat, wood. Nice. Medium to full body, nice carbo.
BlackHaddock (4400) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 31st Oct 15, poured into a Leffe chalice at home on 26th Apr 14. My 5th beer in a random tasting evening with myself!
A deep and dark tanned bubbly head sat on top of a truly ruby red body, the head falling away as I wrote these words, how sad!
The aroma was of ground coffee combined with old cocoa beans and vanilla pods, as was the taste: some hints of bitterness and sourness in there somewhere too. Chocolate can sometimes be bitter, and this is maybe what I picked up? Rich and alcoholic in the body, almost smooth: I really enjoyed it.
Idiosynkrasie (4380) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Jet black colour with huge, frothy, osteoporosing, brown head. Sweet-ish, chocolately, dark malty aroma with a smoky touch, some peat, hints of dark berries. Taste is roasty, smoky and fruity dark malty, notes of chocolate, dark berries, plum, a touch of alcohol.
kraddel (4186) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours almost black no real head . Smell is smoked .
Taste is bit bitter , bit smoked , bit roasted malts . Balanced . Ok , not my thing
dEnk (4099) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ wvhnb, thanks for hooking us up! Aroma is liquorice, smoke, roasted malts, bread, molasses and ash. Flavour is a little less sweet then the regular, more roast and ash. Also notes of coffee, molasses and roasted malt and peat. Great beer.
Earlier Rating: 4/12/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roasty malt, some baltic notes and smoke. Flavour is roasty malt, chocolate, some smoky baltic notes, long roasty coffee liquorice finish. Nice one.
sic1314 (4043) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a fluffy mocha head. Aroma of sweet malty fruit. Flavour of dark chocolate and coffee malted together with a medium to full body. Aftertaste of the coffee.