vanelst (122) - - APR 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
black with a very thin brownish head, probably served much too cold in the bar I ordered this. Aroma is malt ,coffee, roast.. Flavor is dark chocolate, hops, hints of espresso. The aftertaste is way too roasty for my taste though. It´s possible i would rate this a tad higher if i´d drunk this at the right temperature.
jinroh (328) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien 2014. Dark brown, even blackish, small beige head. Aroma is cloying, mixed with roasted malts. I can already tell this is better than their pale ale. Taste has still something dubiously cloying but on the other hand it has some heavy roast flavours too, which are nice. Not really balanced. Aftertaste is quite long, roasty and nice.
Saeglopur (299) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at Craft Bier Fest Wien. Dark brown to black body, with a big, creamy, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, nuts, dark fruits, wood. Tastes of coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, grains and also some citrus. Mouhfeel is medium, oily, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter-roasty, slightly sour-fruity and with some citric hops. Nice one, quaffable and fully aromatic. Not very complex though, but I like the citric notes from the background.
Cuso (4384) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Craft bier festival, Vienna. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Roasted malt, coffee in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, citrus hops in finish. Good.
Erasmus_ro (1304) - Alabama, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, BBE 14/06/14, ABV 5,8%. On closer inspection, the bottle is filled to the brim. The second sign is that there’s almost no hiss at all as the crown is popped. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a wooden tinge. As suspected, no head at all. When poured real fast, a small ring of latte-colored bubbles. A shame since it would probably look great with a proper head. Aroma is roast and liquorice as well as tobacco and ash. Some nice hoppiness in the background. Taste is roasty with some liquorice, light wooden tinge. A nice fruitiness, not really sure of what kind, but probably from the hops. Perhaps a bit exotic? Fairly light, no carbonation really. Shame about the lack fo carbonation. Would’ve been really nice with some, I think.
Geiserich (3341) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Bottle: Aroma is malty, bready, light notes of licorice, hops. Black color, Creamy brownish head. Flavor is malty, roasty, light notes of cacao powder, dark chocolate, cacao bitterness, some hop bitternes. Dry, roasty, bitter end. Flat aroma, good flavor.