DuffMan (9920) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, small tan head. Caramel, chocolate, biscuit aromas that carry over to the palate, along with some faintly bitter hops. Balanced and tasty.
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown ruby tinted beer with a thin tan head. Nice sweet malty aroma, molasses, toasted nuts, chocolate and toffee. Flavour is slightly sweet with a touch of sourness. Chewy licorice, molasses, toffee malts. A bit of toast. Hints of chocolate and coffee with faint roastiness.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a medium sized loss, collapsing beige head. Caramel aroma, really sweet malt in the flavour. Dry and slightly roasted at the end. Ok, not too bad but not really good either. Not one I would buy again.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 (On tap Courtesy of yalnikim. Dark brown - close to black - with a creamy, beige head leaving some laces. Lightly sweet, hard roasted malt aroma. Medium in body with lightly sweet, hard roasted malt accents and a somewhat malt bitter finish. Drinkable indeed. 310108
(Bottle 33,5 cl) A beer that certainly lives up to itís name, this really is black albeit with a reddish tint. Light brown, creamy head. Malty, lightly burned, but also with a strange tang of bon-bons or something - actually very unpleasant. I fail to believe this is intentional. Hope itís a faulty beer. 3/2/3/1/6=1.5 100204
marcus (9687) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This dark brown ale pours with a modest tan head. There is a malty, banana taste with a slight chocolate finish. One of the few drinkable ales found in New Zealand.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5%. Black in colour with good size light tan head. Hops feature initially on the nose followed by all the five malts posted on the label. Roasted flavours come through in the taste, milky coffee and grains, thin in body but easily drinkable. Donít know if this is the same beer as the one listed here?
madsberg (11634) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: Certainly not the best brown ale I had. Red/brown coloured. Light brown head. Metallic and vague aroma. Flavour is significant better than the aroma, but it dosnít say much. Light malt and hops and some roastyness. Is light bitter and dry in the end.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2004
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
i couldn't taste much in this other than golden syrup. no burnt flavours or bitterness, limp and uninspiring
omhper (24350) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Dark brown. Light bodied. Licorice aroma. Clean mouthfeel, some coffee and a lot of fizz. Metallic finish.
Ungstrup (35903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark red beer with a light brown disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and slightly smoked. The flavor starts on a thin note but then comes a good malt flavor of roasted malt - though a little flat. The carbondioxide prickles the tongue, it ends on a slight sweet and bitter note. This beer has no body. All in all it is a weird beer - it has some good traits but also some bad ones.