suprchunk (2671) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flat dark brown pour. No head, just a couple bubbles. No lacing. Big aroma of coffee. That’s really about it, just roasted barley. Taste is a very bitter front with a tangy finish. A little more sour than anything besides Gueuze should be. Maybe it will age better?
willisread (937) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep black with some light brown highlights with no head. Aromas of soy sauce, dark chocolate, cream and molasses. Taste is soy sauce with a strong roasted cacao and malt character. Fairly smooth...almost pinot noir like in texture. Not really that special and bit boozy at the end. The oatmeal gives it a nice softness.
wiedrzensky (342) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours is dark with almost no head. Intense aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, nuts and fruity, I’d say bit of banana notes too. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter, lots of chocolate and some coffee notes. Heavy body, oily texture, flat carbonation, light bitter, medium sweet finish.
neongolden (795) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(330ml bottle @ PiBar, Lausanne, Aug 11 2015) Pours black with a big pillowy off white head and lots of lace. Aroma is not particularly strong, chocolate powder, softly grainy cereal/bread notes, coffee, light roast, anise, maybe some fruit. Palate is equally soft and balanced with a core of dark malts that are fairly sweet with milk chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, oatmeal, liquorice, thin acidic roast like light roast coffee towards the finish. Medium-full and quite creamy in the mouth with soft carbonation. Feels great and the balance is good, but lacks some punch to stand out flavour-wise.
rouhlas (1331) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Almost black color with dark beige head. Roasted malty aroma, licorice, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Almost full body oily body with soft carbonation.
matbli (136) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml, pours dark brown with almost no head. A lot of yeast and hop particles that make it look very bad. aroma of coffee, milk chocolate, raisins, dark fruits and honey. In taste medium sweetness well balanced with some light sourness and a bit ashy bitterness in the finish. Very low carbonation make it feel quite sticky, what lowers the drinkability a bit, but all in all it’s a nice and solid beer.
Niller (970) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours black with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, some fruits. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Long light bitter finish.
MelvinKalksma (141) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Licorice, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee.
Black as can be, with no head at all.
Licorice covered in roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. Sweet. Had this acidic note which ruined it for me.
bytemesis (4750) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours inky black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, molasses, anise. Flavor is medium sweet, medium bitter, lots of molasses and anise, roasted malts, cocoa. Medium plus body. Pretty solid offering.
Florya (951) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How : bottle Appearance : almost black, no head. Aroma : dried fruits, caramel, wood, cocoa, coffee and liquorice. Palate : medium to full body, soft carbonation.