bigtaster (776) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with almost completely opaque, not much head, but off white and around the edges of the glass. Nose has small hint of licorice, strong dark fruit, odd aroma, something that I haven’t smelt often. Light body, very sweet, light malt spread across the palate. Odd, but good beer.
rjplumer (621) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild roasted malt aroma. Black bodied with only a thin soda bubbly head. Soft roasted malt balanced with a caramel sweetness. Finishes clean.
Aggiebob (179) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black with a tan head that dissipated quickly. The roasted malt flavor is well balanced with a slight taste of caramel.
Nevalainen (230) - FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with brown head. Aroma is mild, but there is some sugar and caramel in it. Taste is sweet caramel. Easy to drink. Enjoyable beer.
DrGD (102) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with medium beige foam. Aromas of roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, fruits, a bit too sweet. Medium to thin body, a bit watery, medium carbonation. Enjoyable.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is one of the dark lager of the world. Not a normal beer but one of the best.
tsd08460 (125) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, floral, raisin,
Appearance: black, clear, brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, abrupt finish
kambei70 (757) - - APR 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 bottle Black beer with medium mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste is roasted malts, some chocolate notes and caramel. There is a little hop bitterness in there. Light-Medium bodied.
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retinadoc (150) - - APR 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Faint non-descript aroma, with less than average carbonation. Sweet, but not much else. Black color, obviously. Disappointing lack of complexity and gravitas, and I’m partial to black beers. Could use some more hops, caramel, or just plain old ABV.
RhetoricalAns (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bier Markt. Dark mahogany pour, few tan bubbles for a head. Aroma, roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel. taste has some light espresso, fairly sweet, fruity. Little carbonation, slightly slick body. Interesting beer.
ffbot (26) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a glass, zero head and zero carbonation. Weird, actually. No lacing of course.
The smell is fruity, sweet, syrupy, and dark.
The coloring is midnight brown, kind of like coffee, but no haziness to it.
The taste, again - fruit, syrup. Sweetness. Interesting mouthfeel, goes down like water. A bit too sweet and fruity for my taste.
It was okay, it was worth trying. I overpaid for it and wouldn’t buy it again though.
It does match well with Brazilian food. I had it with black beans, sausage, steak, and slow cooked beef.