McTapps (3920) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out of the bottle in a deep black colour with rosé creamy head and smooth body. Aroma of roast and woods. Taste of smoke, leaves, woods, torf, malt and roasted barley. Light smokey touch. Due to the smokeyness not my kind of brew but apart from that not too bad.
MichaelAwesome (3919) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sueffig und schwer. Vorne mit Kaffe und einer milden Saeure, zum Ende hin jedoch geraeuchert. Und das killt natuerlich viele Szmpathien. Alles in allem jedoch solide. Kaffee, Roestaromen und gar Sueffigkeit.
dEnk (3781) - 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.
altonbrownd (3722) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown body with toasty head. Nice nose of molasses, malts and espresso. Taste quite yummy of coffee, roasty malts, espresso and some vanilla. Kicks in the end. Really good.
Earlier Rating: 1/26/2012 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle from Bierkoning. Dark brown with lasting tan head. Nose of chocolate and malts and espresso. Taste of dark chocolate, malts and lots of bitter in the finish. Quite a delectable little cocktail. Hats off.
77ships (3689) - 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
BlackHaddock (3642) - 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.
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost black bodied, with an enormous head that generates brown floaties. Stroopsoldaatjes (Dutch carmael and butter candy)... Rich sweet toffee, caramel, dried figs, coffee beans, palm sugar and a hint of alcohol. Sweet, full taste, with a proper bitterness at the back. Oily mouth feel, with some fruity notes. A proper dessert beer! Well made. (33cl bottle, fairly priced)
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells sweet. The taste is roasty-sweet, creamy, roasty-bitter. In the aftertaste it is very roasty, very intensiv, chocolate-alcoholic. Very good! I love that one ! 11/13/12/12/10/13
Vaiz (3335) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ week van het Nederlandse bier. Black pour, huge tan head. Aroma is roasty, peaty, bready and a bit of coffee and ash. Flavor is dry, roasty, ashy, slightly bitter and subtle. Very well balanced. Not that peaty, but very well drinkable.
Earlier Rating: 5/10/2012 Total Score: 4.1
Tap @ week van het Nederlandse bier. Black pour, thin creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, caramel, chocolate and creamy. Flavor is slightly bitter, a bit creamy, roasty, subtle and very well balanced. Decent body. Very well drinkable.
sic1314 (3217) - 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.