Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a snifter. An aggressive pour yields a solid 1+ finger light tan creamy head that is falling steadily as I watch, leaving a substantive lacing on the sides of the glass. The color is black, with some clear brown on the edges when examined with a light. Aroma is mild and elusive, perhaps that of a light chocolate bar with a touch of vanilla. Flavor is mild and balanced, with a hint of sweetness, a hint of bitterness, and a light roast malts. Palate is as promised, creamy and pleasing, driven more by the soft carbonation and less by the body. At 4.4% this is a decent session beer.
MarkoNm (255) - SLOVENIA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an extremely deep black color, topped with a generous dark beige head with nice retention.
The aroma is very mild. All I could pick up was some malts and a tiny amount of roastiness.
The taste starts neutral, it has a balanced body, and finishes with a decent bitterness and some roasty feel. The aftertaste is nicely bitter.
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Jan. Dark garnet with a dark tan head. Sour pills and malt aromas. Sweet grain and a little caramely.
StefanSD (2017) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with small khaki colored head that has good retention. The aroma is mild with faint licorice, black-strap and roasted barley. The taste is more of the same; anise, molasses and blackened grains dominate. The palate was just a bit off, there was a gritty feeling on the finish. Finished short and dry. Overall: Decent brewski.
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Schwarze Farbe, geringer Schaum. Geruch röstmalzig, schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, schokoladig, leicht süß, trocken.
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, refrehing and fun. NIce features and thickness too. Sweet but just to the point of being enjoyabe is.
SNL (128) - - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black pour, frothy tan head.
Mostly malty nose, hints of caramel and coffee. Taste has roasted malts. Abrupt finish, kindda dry.
andrewje41 (151) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark bottle pour. Little tan head. Faint chocolate grainy aroma. A little malt up front. Tastes of dark roast, wheat, and a lot of bread. Long, doughy finish. Overall, I liked this beer a lot.
gopherfan99 (206) - CROATIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this to be a very tasty beer. It went well with the meats at Fogo de Chao. Nice, dark beer with a cream colored head. Tasted of malt and caramel. Smooth drinking, not heavy at all.
Milkandrelish (13) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: sweet, thick aroma
A: rich dark brown in color
T: mild, refreshing. Honey flavors and fruit.
P: delicate, but far from complex
Good, easy drinking dark beer.
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danlo (910) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Black brown color, off-white head and aroma of malt, raisins & molasses. Taste is sweetish roast malt, with cola, brown sugar, and slight bitterness. Light bodied, low to medium carbonation, malty bitter finish with some residual sweetness. Quite OK.