charlotte (3657) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with medium beige head.Aroma of caramel and chocolate,rosted and malty,with flavor of coffee beans and malt,smooth and light finish.
PieMan70 (24) - - NOV 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
drinkable and flavoursome, slightly weak but hard to remember that it is a dark ale not a stout. good stuff
rosenbergh (4664) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. L 2911. BB May 2013. (K-Citymarket) Kuopio, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour with small light tan head.
Roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of coffee and hops.
Slightly thin but tasty for a 4.2% brew.
Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby colour with a beige head. Espresso and some fruits in the aroma. Espresso, roasted malt and light fruity flavour.
[Bottle from Obbins at Earls Court in London, England]
EithCubes (4201) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle by DEC 2012. Nose strong on dark roast with heavy chocolate and coffee tones with a little bit of malted milk balls. Dark ruby pulls into the black with a beautiful rocky tan head. Dryish roasty taste with an occasional flit of red fruit, not oily but smooth light body with appropriate carbonation and a hint of licorice. Definitely have a nice hint of black currants in with the chocolate, and there’s a small night crew of hops working the late shift. Really nice blend of flavors, and it is a blend, and a huge flavor for the low abv. Seems to a little sweeter with volume, but this is a case where I’m sure not to equate sweetness with childish lack of complexity.
chrisv10 (7860) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and a little nutty. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, little sweet, light nutty, hops, little bitter and a little thin.
Idiosynkrasie (1848) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear dark brown with average, frothy to creamy, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty and slightly grainy aroma has hints of dark fruit, some roast and coffee notes. Taste is initially dry hoppy with a soapy tendency, later still dry with a roasty and dark malty touch; slightly watery in the second half; finish has to some degree lasting, explicit, albeit only decent roasty notes.
ElDesmadre (944) - Mikołów, POLAND - MAY 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a seemingly creamy but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is mainly coffee and licorice, with some forest fruit, dark chocolate and raisins. Taste is slightly acidic, dry, with a light to medium bitterness and an aftertaste of earthy coffee. Light body, all in all quite watery. Drinks well but lacks substance somewhat.
Tide (723) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at local bar. Black color. Smooth taste with liquorice. Pretty decent dark ale.
TheJestersBeer (1667) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a really dark brown, with a beige head.
Quite roasted aroma, malt, coffee beans, caramel, fudge, faintly hoppy, ashes.
Dry, medium body and bitterness, lively CO2.
Roasted, malty taste, chocolate, coffee beans, toffee, faint smoke, ashes.