TaxiDriver (1394) - Stadland, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nearly black body, small off-white creamy head, mostly diminishing. Light smell of malt and cola, roasted coffee shines through. Medium bitter start, gets even more bitter at the end, lightly sour. Medium body, oily but watery texture, average carbonation, bitter and surprisingly long finish. Good one
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at berlinerbierfest06. pretty dark shade of brown with a light head. aroma of licorice and coffee bean, tasted of vanilla and burnt stone fruit, really delicious
MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Sweet, spicy, roasted aroma. Cloudy dark brown colour. Small head. Roasted flavour, nicely balanced with sweetness.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
London Gathering Nov 05: Clear brown with a beige head. Simple choc malts flavours, with a suprising tart edge. Drinkable, but I suspect this bottle was tainted.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at London gathering, November 2005. Thanks to Jacob Lovenlund for thisone and sorry we’ve blitzed the score of a previously highly rated beer. I’m sure it would be good fresh at the brewpub, but there was definitely something dubious about this bottle, even if I didn’t find it quite as hideous as other dis. Dark reddish brown colour. Malty and soft. Definitely sour. Didn’t pick up any rotting meat in the aroma, but I was suffering from a cold.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colored with a red gleam and a thin off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with creamy notes, rather mild but nicely balanced and pleasant.
Malt and chocolate dominates the flavor, notes of fruit and grass. A bit thin in the body but well balanced. Very fruity for a schwarzbier.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. I want to try a fresher sample, coz this was sour, and slightly infected. Brown, sugar, sweet caramel, berries mixed in with an strange sourness, lactic sourness. very all over the place.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ London Gatherying, Nov 05. Tart berries with old notes. Not quite farty so I found it less unpleasant than some. Av rating given
maeib (7542) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled at the Chris_O Beer, Cheese and Curry powwow. Listen if a beer’s crap and not seriously over its Best Before Date then it shouldn’t have a default score. This was not worthy of 2.7 so shouldn’t get it. Anyway rant over!!! This black beer had a musty stale farty offish prune aroma. The taste is sour fruit. Tastes off and nasty. Ugh.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at London Gathering Nov 05. I am happy to go completely against the grain. This is without doubt the worst smelling beer I have ever had. I have never rated a beer with a 1 for aroma (I don’t think so anyway) until now. Very dark brown beer with thin beige head. Farty fireworks aroma. Bit sour. Frankly not very nice. And that aroma.....
Have entered a default score here, but my original score was 1.1