tabernae (178) - Latina, - JAN 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versa nera, con una bella testa bruna. Tostata, con note di miele e cioccolato. in bocca è ricca , dolce, rotonda mai noiosa, ancora miele, cioccolato, bruciato. piena e appagante, il top di questo natale.
Jyrsa (170) - - JUN 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a brownish head. Nose has coffee, burnt and nuts. Whiskey-like smoke and alcohol with lots of coal. A long burnt after taste.
birocotsios (10) - - JUN 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong aroma of chocolate and coffee. Very dark in appearance with a brown foam. Sweet full body taste, with a strong presence of chocolate and coffee, a hint of liquorice nicely balanced with the bittersweet taste of the chestnut honey and nice lasting chocolate aftertaste. Great beer, perfect for dark ale/porter/stout fans.
bartlebier (2527) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass courtesy of fellow-Meetjeslandian PriorL@Tilquin English Beer Festival’15, merci maat! Opaque dark brown pour. Smells like a slowly opening chalky milk stout, releasing damp muscovado and fruit sugars as it sits. Strangely spicy in taste, with an earthy tobacco leaf dryness underneath, a host of fruit caramels and muscovado sugars, contoured by a natural ("organic") wet pasture/manureish yeast profile and a bit of an abv burn. The missing link between Doppelbock, Belgian Dark Ale (Gulden Draak) and UK old ale? Hard to gauge, might revisit.
PriorL (2643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Tilquin Englisch Beer Festival 2015. Thanks for sharing!
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, coffee, malty.
TASTE: choclate, coffee, malty, bitter.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16.9oz bottle. Black in color with a good sized tan head. Aroma is of jasmine, raw honey, leather, raisin, bread, licorice, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malts, smoke, honey, licorice, toast, and molasses.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown to black in color, and has a tan head. The smell is honey, herbal, throat lozenge, sweet, floral, licorice, raisin, leather, and nice. The taste is malty, roast, leather, licorice, bitter, floral, plum, and jam.
guiroul33 (239) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Tilquin English Beer Festival 2015. Very good honey notes predominate the aromas and in the taste which goes perfectly with this kind of dark complex brew. Delicious.
ElManana (1021) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tilquin English Beerfestival. Lots of caramel, bitter chocolate, high alcohol, nice!
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 50cl. Pitch black with a caramel coloured head. Very intense aroma of subtle chocolate, roasted malt and tar. This is what I call a rich beer. Full bodied, dark chocolate, espresso and some dried fruit. Very nice. Long lasting finish. Perfectly in balance with a pleasant bitterness. An absolute superb beer.
cervmagpt (389) - PORTUGAL - APR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 19B, adapted). Bottle 50 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: aroma of sweet coffee (cappuccino, coffe and milk), black liquorice, dark chocolate, slight roasted cereals and faint wallnuts. soft alcohol aroma on the background. APPEARANCE: very dark brown color and opaque. brown average head with average retention. alcohol derived viscosity with some lacing. TASTE: initial prominent coffee and dark chocolate with a supportive moderatly sweet background. notes of black liquorice and a faint wallnut note. apparent low hop derived bitterness altough the finish is bitter from the roasted malts. finishes semi-dry with a long coffee-like and nutty aftertaste. PALATE: velvety texture with a medium-full body. smooth alcohol warming. OVERALL: an outstanding and complex dark ale that should be enjoyed at a very slow pace. higly recommended.