BlackWarrior (173) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge thick, tan head - a gusher. slowly it dissipated and the eventual discovery of the dark brown beer looked good. A fairly big pine nose came up along with rosemary/lavender, dried leaves, roasted malt and espresso. Light body body that is both smooth and crisp. Dark roasted flavor is the base - think french roast/espresso. Along with the big hops and you’ve got a fairly dry/bitter beer. A sipping beer, for sure and if you enjoy dark roasted bitternes it’s your game, then you’ll love this. Well made, but not really my style.
Lowenbrau (998) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
65cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Coffe aromas. Pours black, with frothy tan head, some gushing problems. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite bitter, coffee, some herbal, more or less balanced.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 8/II/13 - 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle from Cervezorama (Madrid) @ home - BB: n/a - bottled: III/3/12 (2013-148)
Clear very dark purple beer, very solid huge frothy beige to brown head, very stable, rocky, adhesive. Aroma: lots of citrus, exotic fruits, ripe fruits, somewhat sugary, caramel, pretty sourish, lemony, grassy. Mf: lots of carbon, a bit too much actually, medium to full body. Taste: mocha, citrus fruits, sour touch, very fruity, nice bitter hops, piny, exotic fruits. Aftertaste: mocha, bit sourish, bitter hops, fruity, honey, coffee. Really good beer!
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, glass .. . pours a deep copper brown .. mild foam, lacing is cloudriden .. . light roast, burnt grass, and nutshell .. . mild all around, like my demeanor around grandma..
foxo82 (478) - Tamworth (via Leicester), Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased from Craft Beer Co, Brighton, back in August and shared around this Christmas. Black with a very large, bubbly head that sticks around. Sweetened, toasted, complex aroma of coffee, very hoppy, perhaps some liquorice and wood fire. Very bitter, dry, smoked wood taste. Heavy - very much a sipping beer. Difficult to pick out all the flavours - some liquorice, some cocoa, mostly bitter malt. Very good but lacking the balance or smooth mouthfeel to make it exceptional.
Arve_Christian (2080) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On 65 cl bottle from Cervezorama , Madrid.
Black color, good off white/ brownish foam.
Roasted aromas , hops, coffee, licorice, chocolate , vanilla.
Medium/ full body & high complexity.
Solid bitterness- well balanced
hallinghansen (1321) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg. Dark brown body with a huge light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, citrus notes. Flavor follows the nose.
daniele (3769) - ITALY - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura schiuma vulcanica piuttosto persistente naso tostato leggermente lupolato piuttosto secca buon amro leggero caffe piuttosto gassata
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours dark, dark brown with a large and creamy, nougat coloured/pale brown head. The aroma holds minty and rosemary-like herbs alongside dark grainy bread. Undertones of liquorices, asphalt, light coffee, light cocoa, pine, grapefruit, black currant, juniper, whisper of canned pineapple and maybe some red berries. The flavour is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with a quite robust roast and grapefruity/resinous/piny/herbal hops alongside salt liquorice and a tiny touch of fruits. The mouthfeel is soft and tart (from the hops) with a medium to full, fizzy carbonation. Aggressive hop finish with a nice roasted sting. Near medium bodied.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours dark wooden brown with a huge frothy brownish white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is very tiny sweet, earth and herbal with roasted malts, rosemary, moist soil, menthol, funnel chanterelle, spicy wood, grapefruit peal, dark roast coffee, black pepper, dark bread, crackers and hints of plums and dark grapes. Taste is very tiny sweet, bitter and herbal with crackers, pumpernickel, ammonium chloride, dry peppery wood, dark roast coffee, grapefruit rinds, car tire rubber, pine, moist soil, green grapes, asphalt, black pepper, soy sauce, lemon balm, pine and resin. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny oily bitter, tiny astringent and light to medium bodied. Finish is bitter, herbal and spicy with roasted malts, grapefruit peal, pine, black pepper, salty liquorice, soy sauce, dry soil, peppery wood, lemon balm and hints of asphalt. Very pleasant!