rayaron (684) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Ariel. Deep black with big frothy brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, some roastiness and soy sauce. Very salty flavor with lots of licorice, notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, milk chocolate and coffee, light bitterness and light sweetness, a bit alcoholic, semi-dry. Moderate carbonation, full-bodied.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Maxís place. Thanks Ariel. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roast, lots of licorice, some coffee, and a bit of alcohol. Bittersweetish roasty flavor with salty licorice, coffee, and a bitter finish with some alcohol. Full-bodied. Good, but a bit too much licorice and alcohol.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Jon and Kaori. Aroma is roasty, soy sauce, lots of booze, bit of pongy milk. Taste is really good, dark, sweet, chocolate, bit of vanilla sweetness.
jinroh (739) - ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, nice brown foam head. Aroma soft, not dominated by anything but a bit of milky roastyness. Taste is warming, bit of boozy roastyness and roast is quite strong in this. Still smooth, nice creamy chocolate and finishes with a longer roasty finish. Good stuff, nice sipping beer.
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Dark brown head. The is fairly linear nose doesnít show much depth, but the mouth is stickly, heavy, sweet with licorice, the muscavado sugar is apparent with lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate. Big dark chocolate finjsh.
jc1762 (230) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a taster showing dark opaque center with coffee translucent rims and sparse latte colored foam.
The nose shows rancid milk (is this off?)
The palate shows high carbonation and a medium body. Sweet black sugar throughout and slightly over-sweet for the flavor. Strong alcohol bite, finishes on espresso bitter note.
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle - thanks tiong! (7-:5:7:4-:14=3.6--)
Waxy aroma. Nice level of bitterness too though. Very sweet body. Liquorice root works very well with the roast. Too sweet alas, almost sticky and slick. Finish burnt and roasty. Ups and downs, but the ups definitely win.
Niall73 (2247) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 11%. Pours a dark brown/black with a tan head. lovely big toasty choccy aroma with light grass and light espresso. Medium to full body, light to medium carbonation. Boozy, but smooth, choc, lemon, grass, coffee, rum, sherry, raisins... Itís quite sweet. Lovely stuff.
mjs (5327) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2015 (Bottle, 0.33 l, at laitiís, 20150613, thanks) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had coffee, liquorice, burnt malts and cocoa. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were coffee, burnt malts, liquorice, sweetness, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and burnt. A well done tasty brew.
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @Laitiís, thanks. Dark brown mahogany color. Sweet, plums and prunes, candy, liquorice in aroma. Nice roast, liquorice, coffee, sweet and burnt notes in taste. I like liquorice in this one. Itís everywhere. Lalalala MORE!