JorgeLee (1856) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bignens Vins. I bought a few random bottles from this brewery with pretty much zero expectations. All the others tried so far have exceeded expectations through being solid. This was actually really good. Dark black colour with a thick slightly off-white foam. Strong roasty flavours, coffee, treacle. None of the bitterness of a stout. Perhaps the tiniest hint of butter, but I wouldn’t call that a flaw here. Drank clean and hid the alcohol very well, was amazed to see it’s more than 6%. Splendid stuff.
kto (989) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2015 0.33l bottle from coop.
pours clear black colour with a creamy brown head and a nice lacing. nose coffee, leather. flavour chocolate, coffee, licorice, rye bread. chewy, smooth mouthfeel. nice bitterness. balanced finish.
Marcius (421) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bottle and label.
Appearance with black color and rocky brown head.
Toasted Malty Aroma.
On the palate, it has a full body and bitter (long) finish.
anstei (1362) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Pours black with almost no head. Roasty malt nose, a bit of liquorice. Balanced, but a bit boring.
gegwilson (3401) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Drinks of the World, Geneva. Pours black with a tan head. Good chocolatey flavour with some cola notes.quite rich and creamy. Some coffee too. A really good swartzbeer.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a tan head. Very smooth. Aroma of malt. Flavor is sweet malt.
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) black colour with a frothy brown head. aroma of bubble gum, marzipan and dark chocolate, with a hint of cherry schnaps, toffee and yeast. flavour is mostly brown sugar, dark fruit and milk chocolate, slightly sweet, with a hint of roasted malts, sugar icing and more yeast. medium-bodied with average carbonation. great stuff!
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2015 Pitch black color with light to medium brown foam. The smell is intensely coffee like with some roasted malt aromas and a decent fruitiness. The taste is coffeeish at first, with a lot of dark chocolate taste afterwards. There are little sweetish licorice notes there as well. The aftertaste is quite dry but very smooth. I don?t love the taste but I like the aftertaste, even though I don?t like coffee. This beer isn’t far from some imperial stouts.
Kita (1949) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 0.33l, courtesy of Yoo. Cloudy almost black color with thin creamy light brown head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee and grassy hops. Taste starts with light sweet roasted malt with chocolate note, grainy sour following, dry and mild spicy mouthfeel and light bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. Expectations were to high, but beer itself is still way above average...
BenOver (285) - SLOVENIA - JAN 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark with medium head. A very pleasant yeasty/fruity almost aroma. Taste is quite nice, with no extra bitterness, quite well balanced with a nice body. A very good beer!