GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL shared at Woodshop 8. Pours a murky deep brown with red highlights. Nose is rich blackberry, chocolate cake. Taste is ashy, soil, bitter earth, mild blackberry tanginess. Palate is a bit too ashy.
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 On tap at brewery into snifter. Oostvleteren.
Appearance: black liquid tan head. very long retention
Aroma: Berry is most present. Chocolate. coffee spicy.
Taste: sweet and bitter.
Palate thick and velvety. Coats your whole mouth.
OverAll: delicious beer. Intensely strong. A little bit heavy on the berry. I wonder if it would become more balanced over time.
EdKing (2375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Steasy66 tasting at Craft Islington. Opaque black with an off white head. Nose has lots going on, as one would epxect. Rich chocolate, black coffee, musky cereal grain, little bit of roasted malt. Taste is very very rich. Sweet chocolate, cocoa, cocoa nibs, and then blackberry fruit. Very rich and sweet and insanely rich with some earthy blackberry and pure dark chocolate.
Mortlach (1886) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
19/10/2013 Eurhop (tap). Nera, impenetrabile, schiuma quasi assente. Al naso sentori di malti tostati, ossidazione, frutta matura, curiosa. In bocca è un po’ pasticciata, cioccolata, frutta rossa, leggero acidulo, liquoroso, alcol. Corpo pieno, carbonazione soft. Apprezzabile il tentativo, ma il risultato non è proprio ottimale. Mi aspettavo molto di più.
ElManana (1767) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the most beautiful beer I’ve ever seen, what a brilliant head.Aromas are powerful: chocolate, coffee and blackberry. Taste is very interesting: fruity, roasty and rich.
teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle shared at Strasy66 tasting, CBC Islington. What a great beer for my 1500th rating! It pours a pitch black body with a large mocha head. Aroma is big and bold on roasted notes. Lots of wood, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Some tart notes from the berries too. Taste is beautiful and balanced, with big bold roasted and chocolatey notes sort ounces by a smooth vanilla and port wine silkiness. Berry tartness in the finish to help the drinkability of this beast. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Great beer.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Opaque black beer with a big pale tan head. Palate is soft and slightly airy and semi dry. Rich and dry dark malt with a touch of roast. Little dark malt cream. Mild lactose. Just a whisper of blackberry. Dry finish with some alcohol spice. Good but I was expecting so much more.
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle cheers to Matteo I think. A seriously complex brew. Superb looking pour with a very creamy, thick brown head leaving tremendous lacing. Nose is all about the balance between roast, berries and chocolate. Comes through even better prepared in the taste. Heavy blackberries with thick, bittering chocolate - very dry, light liquorice/aniseed notes and a touch of sweet Belgian yeast balancing it perfectly. Really good. Like fucking superb
LomYst (780) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
like the black albert, but with added sourness and even more dark fruits.. awesome!
BRW (2248) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Borefts. Black colour with briwn head. Roasted and fruity aroma. Fruity, roasted and chocolate taste, slightly acidic. Full body.