swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. medium bodied black pour, roasted malt forward, light dark chocolate, burnt malts & medium bitterness. touch of pine. Decent Black iPA
MarcoDL (2585) - NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour, white brown head. Aroma of passion fruit, roasted malt, cacao and salty licorice. Nice bitter taste of dark cacao, licorice and coffee, with fruity hop and a bitter dry finish. Medium carbo. Very nice.
jaghana (4380) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with huge brown head. Nose is very hops on hops resin, apricot and mango. Aroma is on roasted malt, sweet caramel, hops resin, quite bitter, not too sweet, dark chocolate good balance between the roasted / licorice and the fresh fruits / resin. Alcohol well hidden, intense resinous finish with licorice notes.
77ships (4748) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. BBF 19/01/2018. Colour is in between very dark brown & black, big disappearing mocha bubbles. Nice lacing. Nose is light blue cheese hops, rich coffee roast, light citrus hops, nice mix of blue cheese hops & sweet coffee. Taste is strong bitterness, bitter coffee roast, touch liquorish, light bark, charcoal, leading into a bitter citrus peel finish, lots of citrus peel, grapefruit & lemon peel, strong roast, lightly mineral, ashes, charcoal, light lingering bitter ashy aftertaste, scorched earth,… Thick citrus peel, burned coffee bitterness lingering. Bitterness is strong & lingering here. Could have been more like the nose & less like scorched earth as far as the taste goes,… Still very interesting & good. Carb. Is a touch too high for me. Almost touch thin. Very dry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHey6j7Evs
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL bottle picked up at Lueken’s pours with a nice dark body that supports a light colored mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up spicy noble hops, spicy black licorice, a faint citrus note, spicy woodiness, a mineral sensation, chocolate and faint burnt toast. The taste delivers a smooth mouth feel that fills up with spicy hops, some resiny pine hops, spicy black licorice and then a good dose of dark roasted to burnt malts. Off in the background amid a thicket of spicy licorice lurks a thin murmur of dark fruity esters. Very nice brew.
hrabren (76) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 bottle bought at Svijet piva, Zagreb. Shared with Anja and Dražen in the park. Almost completely black with creamy brown head. I’m probably wrong, but there seems to be something wrong with this bottle. I felt chlorophenol in the aroma so I’m not sure about rating this. Other notes were chocolate, dry taste, some bitterness that lingers. Not sure how to rate it.
VastActiv (3492) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ TCBW2015. 27032015. Colour is black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee, citrus, fruits, hops and malts.
andrepintado (1781) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at dinner with To Øl, Lisbon.Dark brown color. Thin medium beige head. High bitterness. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, hoppy.
Klimaet (470) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of hops, citrus, grapefruit, malts, dark bitter chocolate, some green coffee, some licorice. Taste is pretty roasty, dark bitter chocolate, lots of hops, citrus, ripe orange.
slavy (5) - BULGARIA - APR 1, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy like hell! Strong taste, full and creamy body with bitter finish. May be im not ready for it, but ill be back only in case that i need kick in my mouth again!