Koelschtrinker (12448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 15, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sehr süßer künstlicher Antrunk, Karamell. Malzig bleibend, süffig, die Überdosis der künstlichen Aromen nimmt ab. Wenig würzig. 7/4/6/7/6/6
hackobock (2172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 13, 2015. Bottle at home.
Dark brown with a small dense tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, light roasted, some synthetic strawberries. Taste is sweet with vanilla, very light roasted chocolate bitterness, sweet strawberry finish with vanilla and some chocolate. Medium bodied, smooth a bit creamy texture, soft to average carbonation.
Zwiebel88 (581) - GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nicht ganz mein Fall. Laktose, marmeladig, fruchtig, Kakao, sehr süß, etwas flach. Hm...
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a fluffy tan head. Lots of chocolate on the nose at first, after that it’s time for some strawberries, which feels quite real for that matter. Later on also some nice vanilla aroma is present. Turns out to be like a strawberry milkshake. Taste is also filled with strawberry, with some additional notes of both vanilla and chocolate. A nice dessert this one is. Yes, it is sweet, but still there’s some bitter coffee notes floating around here and there.
AdiBeer (1986) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: strawberries, maybe some raspberries, sweet jam, molasseses, chocolate. Appearance: black, hardly any head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: medium body, sweets intensify, caramel, dark chocolate. Overall: fantastic Sweet Stout, very intense fruity aroma. Pint at CBR2015, Shoreditch.
Beerhunter111 (10321) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraune fast schwarze Farbe, geringe aber feine bräunliche Schaumkrone. Geruch nach fruchtig nach Erdbeeren, Vanille, Röstmalz. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, Vanille, frische Erdbeeren, lecker und interessantes Bier!
jc1762 (181) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015)
Shows black ink with latte colored rims.
The nose literally smells like neopolitan ice cream. All the flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry are there.
The palate is exactly the same with a strong emphasis on the strawberry. There is an extremely slight sweetness from the lactose but it’s completely dry. This is definitely a dessert beer. Light coffee notes here and there where it finishes off the bitterness. Smooth and well carbonated. This is definitely a fun beer and nothing like it.
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aromas are as advertised: neapolitan ice cream. Lactose, strawberries and cream, and milk chocolate can all be picked out by the nose. It’s a deep, dark, nearly opaque brown colored beer with a light, fizzy, beige head that dissapears leaving a slick, reflective surface and hints of lace. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. The beer is smooth with a fizzy carbonation. The medium body tastes like it smells with a stronger, bittersweet chocolate at the finish. It’s crisp with a dark chocolate / chocolate cake aftertaste that lingers briefly.
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Northgate Liquors tasting. What is this?! Fruity, ice creamy, Neapolitan flavors without being cloying.
Nocturne (1134) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Black with a short brown head. Strawberry leaps out in the aroma. The "chocolate" element is there in the form of roasted malt. Taste is much the same, and whilst strawberry isn’t quite as strong it’s very cohesive. Crisp carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. This could’ve been a mess but they made it work.