stobbe74 (3790) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, slate and alcohol. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry with alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 33cl, 9.2% abv) Black colour with a brown and short foamy layer. Intensively roasty, leathery and licquorice spicy aroma with notes of mocha and traces of Brandy-like alcohol. Roasty bitter flavour with a underlying malty sweetness, full bodied with a smooth and well-carbonated mouthfeel. Roasty and burnt malty taste with a cornucopia of flavours; roasty bitter and long lasting finish with a well-integrated alcoholic strength. 24.IV.12
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tap East, opened for #impoff. Lively from the bottle it pours a thick dark brown with a tight tan head that billows and receeds quickly to a smooth covering. Raisin, brandy, milk chocolate and leather are all really apparent in the roasty aroma. Thick, rich and a little oily on the palate, it flows with a real silky smoothness over the tongue. A collision of rich dark fruit, liquorice and coffee explodes in the mouth, then roasty toasty coffee flavours melt down with a little astringency then dry into the back of the throat while maintaining their potency. This toatiness lingers long and large with an almost smokey edge. Superb.
Countbeer (3665) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A medium vast brown head, which changes slowly into a lacing, on top of a black beer with a deep dark brown edge.
Smell lots of roasted coffee, some roasted barleys malts, some caramel.
Taste is a mix of good roasted coffee, roasted barley malts, good bitter, roasted herbs, something chocolate hoppy.
And then after a little while hint of haagse hopjes, caramel, vanilla and mocha comes through.
Not too deep and complex, but a really intense roasted taste.
Aftertaste is a mix of bitter, light dry, herbs, coffee and haagse hopjes.
Low carbo, soft almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy body.
Really good beer, damn tasty and thick of texture (I like that)!
johndoughty (3528) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Dark brown with a small head, Malty with a bitter finnish. Smooth and easy to sup. Where beers in mid Victorian times really like this?
TheJestersBeer (1875) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dense black, with a firm brown head.
Massive aroma, heavily roasted, chocolate, caramel, toffee, coffee, smoke, ashes, tobacce.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2.
The taste reflects most things from the nose - heavily roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, smoke, ashes, tobacco.
Very well balanced, extremely smooth and quite complex. (2012-02-14)
_angst_ (2091) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle courtesy of Stefan. Pours oily dark brown (very close to black) with a creamy mocha head that leaves some lacing on the glass while slowly dissipating. Smell is sweet with quality chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, wood, coffee and a bourbon-like alcohol character. Taste is bitter and slightly sweet with heavily roasted malts, bitter chocolate, quality coffee and hints of salty liquorice and alcohol. Mouthfeel is creamy and full-bodied. Finish is dry and bitter with coffee and bitter chocolate.
ads135 (2350) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark oil black. Thick coffee flavor with a hint of licorice. Malty sweetness accentuates the coffee. A slimy mouthfeel and a heavy addition to a meal.
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Inky black with a thin brown head. The beer has an oily mouthfeel with a very rich dark chocolate flavour, burnt coffee notes, liquorice, red fruits and a warming hoppy finish.
skortila (4178) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. The aroma has roasted malts; chocolate and coffee. Brown-black coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is slightly sweet and slightly bitter, there is roasted malts, molasses, chocolate. Medium-full bodied beer.