fullers (253) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Sabor de Minas Restaurant, Ouro Preto. Pours dark reddish brown with big beige head. Aroma of malt and brown sugar. Medium bodied with faint sweetness and faint maltiness - balanced taste. Best of the Brazilian dark beers tasted thus far.
superspak (2766) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig, light char, and yeast/roasted earthiness. Minimal roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, fig light char, and roast/yeast earthiness. Nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.6%. Overall this is a nice Schwarzbier style. All around good complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A fair bit fruity in the nose and taste, but not by an overwhelming amount. A nicely enjoyable offering.
ken1 (1011) - DENMARK - NOV 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: Roasted caramel.
Flavour: Pretty sweet with notes of caramel, a slight dry bitter finish.
Colour: Dark reddish brown with an offwhite head.
John25 (628) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Very dark brown and ruby. Sweet licorice, red wine, light chocolate, banana. Very thin mouthfeel with pretty high carb. Complex and interesting but a little too weird and unbalanced.
oliodnb (370) - ITALY - NOV 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark reddish brown, almost black with a small beige head. Aroma and taste are light roasted malts with some caramel. Watery texture, low carbonation.
PacNWDad (106) - Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/27/2014. 12 oz bottle purchased at Full Throttle Bottles, poured into an ale glass. Pours with a small amount of tan head, consistent bubble size. Leaves a decent amount of lace on the sides. Dark and opaque. Aromas of molasses and banana. Quite sweet, really very little hops, if any, is apparent. Medium carbonation, thin body, a little dry, short finish. My first beer from Brazil - pretty decent tasting.
s_hartshorne (1611) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle morrisons. Drunk from bottle. Dark malts aroma taste same some fruits caramel light bitters. Medium body. Ok stuff.
Mr_Pink_152 (924) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Morrisons. Dark almost black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma has a bit of malt, the taste less so but with a spritzy lime taste.
Gorm (1375) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Svart farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av malt og karamell. Smak av karamell, malt og humle. Fruktig. Import.
nilsas (1620) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft av rosin, krydder og litt lakris. Dyp sort farge. tyn hinne skum, ring langs kant. God smak av vørter, krydder, rosin og en anelse lakris.
artmcd8 (1703) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from atlas. Pours a clearish dark brown with an off white head aromas of grapes and slight maltiness. Sweeter taste and a medium light body with medium light carb. Pretty standard stuff.