ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, - JUL 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Pitch black & heavy. Roasted aroma with a slight welcoming bitterness. Food Pairing: Blackened Fish.
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Can. Creamy dark black, small ring foam. Sweet perfume aroma, body is very dry, bitter coffee and chocolate. Touch sweet, very clean. Lovely.
3fourths (8601) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Deep brown with a lasting russet colored head. Malty nose is chocolate chip cookies, dark chocolate, freshly ground coffee, dusty roast. Medium bodied, rich, semi-sweet, gelatinous approach and middle, malt richness and savoriness across the middle turns to a sharply bitter and dry finish - 85% cocoa experience crossed with an herbal-wood hoppiness. Exquisite malt depth and scrumptious mouth feel, all at 5% ABV.
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Can. Many thanks KansaiBeerLvrs. Pours oily black color with some brownish highlights, huge ivory tick cap with retention. Nose: coffee beans, florall, grass. Nice! Mouth: light and easy drinking, clean, hidden coffee, mild herbal notes, fresh and different.
borre_m (688) - NORWAY - JUL 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours black, head is dark. Aroma is of coffee. Taste has a lot of coffee too. It is too much coffee for me, lacking some body and creaminess on palate.
Jyrsa (234) - - JUL 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with medium brownish head. Burnt malt with coffee, cream and chocolate. Smoke and derivatives. Wide body with a watery palate yet long, smoky after taste.
Tonkun (1163) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2015 Can. Black pour with a big mocha head. Chocolate, coffee, spice, roast. Light to medium body. Nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Slightly chewy finish. Nice
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can at the 2nd Annual Midlands tasting: cheers Gary for this offering. Poured black with a tanned head: Malts rule the roost here, dark malty molasses ooze chocolate and coffee esters in the nose and carry on into the taste. Mild liquorice flavouring as the beer warmed in the glass.
Garrold (2607) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can share round at Richy’s. Nearly black. Sticky, tan head. Roast malts. Liquorice. Slightly woody. Taste is fruity dry, with some caramel sweetness. Finishes fruity dry, and slightly chewy. A tad odd, though I quite liked it.
SarkyNorthener (3018) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd annual midland tasting group. Can shared thanks to Garrold, cheers Gary. Black beer with small head around the rim. Aroma of roast malts. Taste is roast malts and dark malts. Ok beer.
RichTheVillan (4493) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; dark brown almost black pour with a soapy light tan head, aroma has roast coffee, taste has red fruits, coffee, ok.