Bov (13004) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2003
very dark in colour, the head is giant and creamy with a beautiful lacing, the aroma shows roasted coffee, prune and some flowery notes, it is smooth with a very strong bitterness, the finish is very long, dry and very bitter with reminiscence of coffee - a wonderful beer; not for the average Swiss ... Hopfemandli (108) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2013
33cl swing-top. Pours reddish black with still some head. Aroma is very complex of pumpernickel, plums, chocolate, soya. Flavor is dry sherry, Malaga. Very long and complex winey aftertaste. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to mesandsim had at home with them. Alround rating: Awsome stuff, no longer anything like a dry stout, Oxidised, sherry, very reminisant of just being in the Kulminator. fiulijn (20938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
Brown color; big creamy head, brownish. Very nice aroma, sour, woody; reminds the forests and the cellars, the crust of a hard cheese… Medium body strength, astringent in the front; a good mix of caramel and malt, sourness and bitterness, light liquorice and very light roasted malts. Really an original and interesting beer, from Switzerland. Thanks Philippe (Bov)! Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pours dark brow with a tan head. Smells of cherroes, woody, lactic. Tastes sherry and on the acidic side with some earthy undertones on the finish. This morphed into something nice.
rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
Dark brown, tan head. A little phenolic along with quite some roasted malt. Chocolate notes, and a little vineous. A bit stale bitterness in the finish.
Papsoe (25060) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Semi-aged sample - bottled in July 2003. Pours a clear, warm mahogany with a reddish hue and a neat, beige head. Actually a surprisingly light body. Very vinous accents - balsamico - reminding me mostly of a Flemish Sour, albeit some lightly burned notes of malt appear in the finish. According to the label it’s meant for cellaring, but I doubt if the acidity is intentional. But generally I find it very lovely. Thanks to Bov for this. 100306 puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottled from an awesome trader. Opens with quite a hiss, a lot of carbonation is left. This tastes way older than 6 years; alas, it is not. Aroma is loaded with soy sauce, beef with broccoli, but, unlike some infected American beers I’ve had, the "chinese food" type notes actually work for this one. Kind of salty. I dig it. The flavor is a bit subdued in the middle, but leads with a strong oxidized funk and ends with an actual roasty, dry stouty note than provides a sigh of relief after the intensely oxidized body. I quite like this, though others don’t. madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2004
Bottled: Dark brown coloured. Brownish medium head. Roastyness, chocolate and some coffee in the nose. Liquorice, chocolate and some fruitnotes in the flavour. Ends up pretty bitter. Nice one. JorisPPattyn (10061) - BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2004
Huge, greige head leaving fine lace; completely opaque black-brown beer. Roasted malts, dark aromatic malts, bitter chocolate, hazelnuts - but nothing very outspoken, subdued. Nice sourish-vegetable taste (rhubarb?), mint, liquorice ("jap"), woody, bitter chocolate - and very good balance! Medium bodied, "false" texture by the dark malts, long bitter sourish aftertaste. That’s a good one. Nice balance - maybe just a touch too persistent sour, but a very good try. Thanks Alex!