fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 Draught @ pre-ZBF Festival 2010, Kasteel der Lakebosschen, Lakebosschendreef 4, Ruddervoorde, Belgium.
Clear dark black color with a large, creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, leather, berry, tobacco, moderate coffee. Flavor is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter with a long duration, fresh. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at pre-ZBF. Aroma is dense herbal coffee. Light caramelish roasted note. Solid and overload coffee in the flavour. Light sweetness and espresso like bitterness. Dark malty and coffee flavoured into the finish. Too much coffee for me, this is more espresso than beer - good in a very small sample for a dessert.
Ungstrup (34273) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thick dark brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malt, and oil. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, coffee, alcohol, wood, and a bit of rum, leading to a dry, roasted coffee, and woody finish.
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at PreZBF 2010.
Black coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, grass, hops, pine needles and chocolate.
Roasted flavour of caramel, grass, hops, liquorice and yeast.
Dry roasted finish.
oh6gdx (25258) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Struise Beershop). Quite much pitch black colour with reddish brown fluffy longlasting head. Some slight lace. Aroma is ashes, strong black coffee, some chililike burning notes as well as some wood and alcohol. Mild tobacco as well. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, some alcohol, mild stinging sweetness, some wood as well as mild notes of soap and burnt wet wood. Also some slight chililike burning notes in there. Good sipping beer, but a bit too sweet for my likes. Also I’m quite amazed to find the palate a bit thin, even though the beer is full with flavours and aromas.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. RBESG Rome 2010. Pours cloudy and opaque - almost muddy - dark brown, close to black, with a light brown head. Distinct hard roasted coffee in the nose - almost chili-like. Very full body, prunes and other dark dried fruits, plenty of burned malts and coffee. Burned bitterness in the finish. 040610
omhper (23336) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks Baggio! Very black, small beige head. Evident coffee aroma. Mid dry, more slimmed and vinous than expected, but huge on espresso. Also the bitterness is milder than expected. A potent winter wamer that remains drinkable. Well done!
anders37 (22720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botle @ Chris O. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty coffee and chocolate flavor with hints of rum and some weak hints of coconut. Has a roasted malty coffee finish with hints of rum barrel.
madmitch76 (21802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th March 2010. Pre ZBF. Opaque black beer. Friohy brown head. Smells hoppy but with some green vegetables as well. Smooth soft and semi dry palate. Fresh fruity/vegetal malt. Some coffee but not too much. Finishes soft and dry with a little coffee bitterness coming through. An unusual beer!
Travlr (21205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
First sampling on draught at pre-ZBF, further samplings on days #1, 2 & 3 after bottling. Black. Dark maroon head, progressively thicker shortly after bottling. Aroma of burnt espresso, vanilla beans, bittersweet cocoa. Rich coffee flavor that would make Juan Valdez weep with joy. Far and away my favorite of the BD series to date.