Abio (1868) - BERMUDA - SEP 7, 2013
Black in the glass. Nice holding head. Decent brew but a slight sourness that ruines it a bit. Also the texture a bit to watery for me. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Dark black pour, tan head. Roasty and malty with some ash flavors. Some chocolate flavors, but not my favorite. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
Bouteille verte de 750 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale grillée avec une pointe de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe d’houblon et de céréale grillée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #5004) BierFiend (253) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Pours dark brown/black with thick tan head. Smells of caramel, roasted malts, and alcohol. Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, alcohol, and bitter. Has a thick body with medium carbonation. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, fennel, anise, caramel, herbs, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, herbs, cocoa, burnt grains, earth, and pine leading to a mildly bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2013
750mL courtesy of sebletitje. It pours with a deep darkness as well as with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet dark fruity esters, chocolate and some dark roasted malts rimmed thinly by burnt malts. In the background I get an light earthy tobacco sort of note. The taste is nice with a pleasing depth coming from dark roasted malts to a mild level of burnt malts and thin diving into chocolate malts. Into the finish the burnt malts grow to close out the experience. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark pour with a brown head. Very toasty, ashy, asphalt. Overly roasted IMO. Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a huge beige lacy head. Coffe, chocolate and vanilla aroma. Similar flavour, a bit too much almost burnt coffeflavour. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: A roasted black ale of some kind with a bit of many many things. Fun tasty treat.KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed not super-fresh… one year old?
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is roasted, some dark belgian ale fruity esters and also a surprising green grassy-herbal hops presence. Taste is highly roasted malts, charcoal, burnt raisins, an unsuspected oaky/tannins sensation (but I don’t think this is wood aged), a shot of strong black coffee, ashes, figs, light notes of bittersweet black chocolate, green juicy grass. The charred cereals and green hops combine to create a weird asparagus sensation. The pleasant carbonation and mouthfeel is much more like a Belgian Strong than the typical Imperial Stout. At the end I had a hard time figuring out if the beer was very hoppy or if the green-grassy sensation was an by-product of something else. Relatively low sweetness sensation (for the style) and also more bitter than expected. I’m a bit puzzled by the whole thing, but whatever this beer is, I liked it, there’s a lot of things happening here, it may be a bit unfocussed (borderline chaotic) but it is a fun tasty black beer of some kind. Lots of good and not-so-good ratings for this original beer, and I like reading ratebeer ratings, reading beer ratings is really helping to make my vocabulary and grammar very gooder.
Draught at World Beer Museum. Roasty malt nose, cafe au lait, spice, wood, fruit, esters, Belgian yeast, and a bit of acid. Black with fine brown lace. Woody, roasty flavor with coffee and light fruits. Well bitter and some acid which tell me it is a bit off, though just a bit and the roasty malts cover it nicely. Decent.