slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. So black ale w/ off white lively head. OK nose, slight smoked citrus. Taste is huge yet lite weight & silky. Roasty. Could be more bitter in the finish & delivered a little less bubbly. Still very good & a fun contrast between looks & taste. Need to try on tap.
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Growler at the Pig. Pours black with a thin tan head that never left. Toasted aroma with coffee, hops, dark fruit and spice. Taste followed and was hard to place all the tastes. Great sharing beer!
sunevdj (3020) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours an opaque black with an off-white head and lacings. Quite bitter with a light sweetness. Aromas of fresh coffee beans and roasted malts. The hops are kinda mellow, but you can still make out hoppy hints of resin, spruce and grape fruit. Medium to full bodied. Dry finish with more hops.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee aroma. Medium body, with a dry, slightly bitter taste. Slightly bitter, long lasting finish.
BlackWarrior (203) - 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 (1643) - 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 (4012) - 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 (5645) - .....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 (630) - 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 (2672) - 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 (1721) - 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.