Kauge (341) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2014 355 ml bottle from Liviko Alcostore in Tallinn harbour (€ 1,39), Sept 2014. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is faint caramel, very faint bitterness. So is taste... or rather, it tastes intolerably sugary with no bitterness whatsoever. It just smells and tastes fake, like some lemonade. Light body. Fizzy carbonation. Finish is... you know the inconvenient dryness in your mouth after having drunk Coca-Cola?
This beer is a phony. The mega-corporation brewing this admits using hop extract probably to enhance its taste or aroma more cheaply than hops would, and caramel colour to paint it its trademark "black" instead of using appropriate malts. Not to mention the corn... Plus, why would a proper beer need food additives such as E405, E224 or E316?
What irritates me more is their campaign to "raise awarness to the Amazon Rainforest" - as if choosing to kick this shit should evoke guilt.
This cheat of a beer is a waste of water.
digopossobon (296) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Destaque para o creme castanho bem formado e consistente.
Bastante opaca, um negro avermelhado. Parece forte.
Aroma suave, doce e metálico. Um pouco de caramelo.
É uma cerveja suave. Com doçura saliente no início que logo é subistituida por um amargor agradável. Tem alguma acidez, bem colocada. No retrogosto a torrefação aparece mais clara.
Confesso que me surpreendeu. Eu esperava uma malzbier e não foi isso que eu recebi.
Uma cerveja boa, adequada ao estilo proposto. Acredito que tomaria uma ou três no máximo, acompanhada de uma carne forte, de caça.
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I don’t know if this is a schwarzbier - not sure what it is, really. It’s pretty sweet with almost no bitterness. Subtle nut flavors. There are some slight off-flavors in here, and I am pretty sure there is lactose added because it reminds me of a milk stout. A decent beer with plenty of endearing imperfections reminiscent of a homebrew.
jamesie1857 (1474) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Morrisons - Pours black with light brown head. Roasted malt and caramel on the nose. Palate is medium bodied, balanced and malty with caramel flavours and roasted nut on the back palate. This is a very nice beer.
smaynard6000 (657) - Apopka, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Pours a very dark brown to black with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty caramel and chocolate with a bit of hazelnut. Mostly one-dimensional sweet flavor. Light bodied with a smooth sweet finish. Decent.
kaups (29) - ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ de Tolly joogipood, Tartu, Estonia.
Pours with moderate brown head that won´t last. Aroma of some roasted malt and bit sweetness. Taste is fruity, little bit sour, sweet. Aftertaste is also sweet with very little bready bitterness. Overall quite weak head, weak aroma, weak taste, weak aftertaste. Not the worst but not good either.
ordybill (119) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong malt smell with a sweet follow on
Appearance- The beer is black as night and it has a nice creamy tan head
Taste- : A lightly bitter flavor with a rich hop taste.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation
Overall- This reminds me of Guinness Black Lager, but I prefer Guinness over this. Not terrible and I would recommend people to give it a whirl
panzerwolf (76) - FINLAND - SEP 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a moderate white head. Taste is bittersweet, a light roast and hops. Smooth and easy to drink.
birraiolo (217) - ITALY - SEP 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottiglia da 355ml. Color tonaca di frate con poca schiuma di grana fine color nocciola scuro. Al naso un leggero fruttato con sentori tostati. Al palato si presenta con un corpo molto esile con note di nocciole tostate e finale amarognolo.
SlimHabib (223) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy brown with a small tan head. Very light aroma with roasted malts. Taste is nuts, and raisins with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Not a lot going on with this beer.