rdb84 (447) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, coffee color. Nice large foam head. Very, very fruity aromas, discernible from across the table. Pineapple, lychee, coffee and cream, hint of licorice. Surprising aromas for this color. Taste: virtually all aromas disappear and it turns into a very agreeable stout with a distinct coffee-candy undertone. Roasted malts, slightly oily. Weird but not bad.
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A beautiful deep black colour, a great hoppy, coffee nose, an amazing coffee and licorice taste with a nice bitterness and a long finish. What a good beer!
undercurrent25 (1782) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black colour. Oily texture, hoppy, molasses and resin. Best beer for a long time Cheers Mike_77
ruigo (1893) - PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a nice tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, raisins and citrus notes in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is quite interesting with some bittersweet notes. Overall, a very good beer.
gunnar (7119) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beermerchants. Pours hazy dark brown with a really huge frothy beige head.Aroma of dark light roasted malts, ash and tar, inviting and promising.Smooth creamy palate. Taste is nice weak roasted malts, piney and resiny hops for balance, utterly drinkable for the abv, would def buy again.
sir__v (1456) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2015 Bottle shared @ home from Le Cellier des Arcades. Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt and grassy notes, with a small yeasty presence. Caramel and brown sugar. Taste: nice caramel, licorice and malt taste. And good hoppy balance as well. Not so grass taste and some yeast notes. Aftertaste: caramel and licorice with roasted malt and small bitterness.
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and medium brown head. Smell: nice malt nose with good balance of grass and hops. Very interesting! Caramel finish. Taste: very intensive grassy taste with good licorice and malt balance. Dry finish. Grassy notes. Aftertaste: malt and licorice.
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap during Brussels vacation. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma sweet and malty, some candy, raisins and fruit. Taste has lots of dark malt, sweet, dried fruits and raisins. Excellent beer!
__Rb81 (480) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at ’t Klooster. Dark with a white head. Hoppy aroma followed by malts and somewhat overwhelming sweet chocolate. Taste is similar, bitter hoppy start followed by sweet chocolate, roasted malts. Bitter hoppy, roasted, aftertaste. Not bad.
BobyFischer (207) - FRANCE - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brune opaque, d’encre, quelques reflets rouges.Mousse généreuse blanc-cassé.Au nez : céréales, chocolat noir amer, café, boisée, grillée, houblons amers, citrus.
En bouche on retrouve ce qui faisait l’obscura.Prédominance des malts grillées : chocolat noir, café, céréales.
Des notes complexes de houblons amers et poivrées.
Bière remarquable mais trop sur les malts torréfiés à mon humble avis.
SimplySike (1280) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with tan head.
Aroma roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some citrus fruits, raisins.
Taste chocolate sweets, roasted coffee bitter, hint of citrus.
Mouthfeel creamy, bit oily.
Great beer expected more hops.