cirob (9) - Marano di Napoli, ITALY - AUG 9, 2017 does not count
Visivamente la birra è molto scura, con schiuma quasi assente a grana finissima, mentre al naso si sente subito il sentore di tostato e note di liquirizia, oltre ad una punta di "odore di mare"...
Il birraio ha aggiunto il bivalve durante la bollitura con tutto il guscio, per cui al gusto la birra presenta note minerali, mentre il mollusco conferisce un sapore dolciastro e morbido all’entrata in bocca e un certo sentore salmastro (molto deciso), intervallato da note di tostatura di polvere di caffè; il finale lascia in bocca un amaro leggermente persistente. colui72 (1053) - HONG KONG - AUG 7, 2017
Pours black, without carbonation, small tan head without lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malts, quite mild. Tastes medium bitter, roasty, coffee, chocolate and salt (which I guess is what is left from the oysters, which luckily don’t add more than a light saltiness). Medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish. A good stout, quite classic and very easy to drink. ciocanelu (2594) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 2, 2017
Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has really nice chocolate with some light spices and brownie batter. Taste is slightly astringent, roasty, well balanced, a bit of baker’s chocolate, light bitterness on the finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall it’s a really decent stout with a nice aroma. kerenmk (4802) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Dancing Camel. Thanks David. Dark brown-black. Iodine, roasty aroma with some chocolate. Bitter, salty and umami taste. Medium body, soft carbonation, long umami finish. Sircatis (297) - FRANCE - JUL 22, 2017
D?couverte dans la Saveur Box. Bi?re noire tr?s peu carbonat?e. Nez de caf?, de malt. Bouche doucement am?re, le caf? et le grill? sont pr?sent. Tr?s bonne bi?re.
Gangstergafje (1144) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2017
16-07-2017; bottle; at home (bought at Saveur Bière, as part of their July discovery box).
The looks of the beer are lovely. It looks like a proper stout. The colour of the beer is a lovely black on the naked eye. Wit strong light a lovely ruby red glow can be seen. It looks rather clear, but it is a bit to dark to tell. On top of the beer a nice brown layer of foam is formed. Foam retention is average.
The smell of the beer is lovely. It has a great stout smell. I smell some clear malty aromas. There is a nice aroma of chocolate, coffee, some caramel. There is just a nice overall lovely roasty bitterness. Very nice. There are some fruity touches in there and some nice bitter hop touches. It is nice, I like it.
The taste is less. It is a bit mild and thin, lacks some power and is a bit watery. It isn’t bad, but just misses power. There are some nice roasty bitters, of chocolate and coffee. I taste some red fruits, a touch of alcohol and some nice bitter hops. Good flavour, only to watery.
The palate is rather bad to be honest. The beer misses body. It is to thin and watery. Carbonation is low. The finish contains some malts and alcohol, but also lacks a bit of power. All in all, a nice stout but it just misses body, a lot of it. CraftyHare (88) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2017
330ml bottle from A Tutta Birra in Milan pours cola brown with little to no head.
Aromas of roasted malt, soy and sea salt. Flavours of smoky bacon, salt, soda, molasses and some herbal characters. Very low carbonation and not syrupy at all, but a little bit watery. The 5.2% alc vol has no presence and there is a slight bitterness on the finish. A light-hearted stout, as you can tell from the bottle artwork. DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Black. Roast, coffee, some chocolate, vegetal note, rather dry, a bit salty, biterish.