solidfunk (6841) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. Easy drinking with light roast. Black pour with decent head. Clean finish. Bottle at zaytinya.
YigSvartka (273) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark brown with a mid sized beige head. Good retention. Pleasant olfaction containing notes of chocolate, roast, caramel, toffee, honey, vanilla, and emphatically, malt. Thick bodied and rather creamy. Unique taste consisting of dark liquorice, roast, honey, caramel, molasses, and vanilla with a semi sweet finish containing very little hop. Interesting.
Grumbo (1109) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a Thessaloniki supermarket, Greece. Pours a clear mid brown colour with a small off white head. Lovely chocolate malt and coffee aroma is the highlight of this beer. Medium coffee roast bitterness to taste, medium sweetness. Body is light and texture thin which detracted from overall score. Enjoyable but beauty of the aroma not matched overall.
wombat23 (380) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Fine lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and honey. Similar taste, with an added toasted/burnt malt component. A little sweet, with very mild bitterness. Not really picking up on the citric elements. Moderate carbonation and light-bodied. Not bad.
darbeer75 (317) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: sweet with faint malt and coffee; Appearance: black with off white, billowy head that dissipates slowly; Taste: extremely sweet with notes of honey; watery; Palate: thin body with short sweet finish; Overall: Could be worse but would not buy again.
midovark (255) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 bottle from Santorini. Nice black body with a thin white head. Roasted malt, fruits and a hint of coffe in aroma. The taste however is not that good. Not bad at all, but boring.
northropfrye (3101) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Promising appearance - looks quite nice, dark body, off-white/brown head, soapy lacing. Malty sweet aroma, grainy, maybe a touch of honey, a bit cloying. Taste is sweet, a bit smoky, a touch of ashtray. Off-puting in many ways. Not great. They’re not going to pay off much of Greece’s debt with beer like this unfortunately. Ugh. The more I drink this the more I want to pour it down the drain. Way too much like the ass end of a cigarette.
dreamflower (749) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. It looks nice which makes it all the more disappointing with the sheer lack of flavour. I didn’t like it much.
Meilby (10582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, honey, floral and citrus. Taste is medium and light bitter with an average toasted, malty, caramel and with a hint of ash, chocolate, licorice and citrus in the finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
blomster (285) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, malty, ashy aroma, some butter, chocolate, nuts. Decent.