shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Coffee malt and grass hops aroma. Dark brown color with small head. Sweet prune and brown sugar malt. Nice body. Interesting take on the style. Travlr (26406) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at the first German local RateBeer tasting at Wasaba in Idar-Oberstein. Opaque brown, brown head. I can’t read my notes (it was tasted late in the day!) but the taste had soft sourness (lacto?) and dilute coffee. Not bad. EugeneStraver (324) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2011
DBF Goes 20110320 (33 cl Bottle): A dark brown-red, cloudy beer with a thin beige haed. The aroma is roasted malt, bitter chocolate, some cofffee, some black berries and laurier. A sweet taste with roasted malt and bitter chocolate and some coffee. The finish is malty bitter. Holy (897) - GERMANY - APR 13, 2011
Bottle @home. Signature Alvinne aroma, nice. Flavor is muted, slight roast - not they’re best beer, but good to drink when you don’t want/shouldn’t have a high % beer... jfb (6984) - GERMANY - MAR 20, 2011
(bottle) pours an impenetrable black colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of honey, bread crusts and yeast, with lots of grain, toasted malts, herbal hops and spice. flavour is more mellow, with a slightly spicy doughyness over light notes of roasted malts and herbal hops. watery body with lively carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (10113) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2011
Small beige head, gone in secs over deep dark-beige beer. Mainly chocolate and a sharpish side-smell, that vaguely suggests sour. Very dry, dry coffee and ashes, wood. Something salty (DMS in high content? Seems a bit unlikely with this peculiar yeast). Addition of the yeast makes it not only creamier, but returns the chocolate from the nose. Very clean, and really dry palate. Feels well-carbonated, but light body. Refreshing. Refreshingly light ale. But of course, ACBF bashers will ignore this one, as it doesn’t fit their preconceptions. Leighton (22773) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle at home. Dark brown pour with a foamy, tan head. Aroma holds some raw, flowery hops and faint roast. Flavor is damn roasty, lightly sweet, tons of tobacco and char, bit of peat and chocolate. Light bodied with fine to average carbonation. Finish has a dense, heavy roastiness, lots of tree bark, and some dry bitterness. BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2011
head: thin, beige, away fast Bierkrug (2129) - - MAR 11, 2011
smell: chocolat milk , sweet, candy sirup, bit coffee/malty ,
taste: amlty in the start, cold coffee, smokey/ashy, looks interesting in the beginning , but actually gets boring and very watery in the aftertaste ... it’s a bit better when sediment is added ...
330 ml bottle in Germany, and much thanks to Steptin. Has a dark black pour. Aroma is spicy, roasted and with some very different aromas that are hard to place. Flavor is watery smokey and burnt. Thin palate but very mellow. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle 330ml. @ Th. 4th. Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF) 2011, De Kasteelhoeve, Doorniksesteenweg 314, Outrijve (Avelgem), Belgium.
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, cold coffee, light dark chocolate malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration, a bit thin and watery alike. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.