ajnepple (6707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
11.2 oz bottled 8.5 months ago, purchased at Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black appearance with an average brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, dark chocolate and earth. Similar flavor, rich coffee flavor with a moderate roasted bitterness and a dry finish. Light to medium body, a little bit thin, but surprisingly pretty good overall. Pairing: Phish - The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday > Avenu Malkenu > The Man Who Stepped Into Yesterday, from 06/21/2009 Imaena (2327) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. This is a nice bottle conditioned stout with some depth of flavor that I dont see often in the style. Well done. Benzai (15930) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2015-2 thanks to tomer] @ home. Opaque black color, medium to full sized light brown head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, smoke and a hint of chocolate. Taste malts, roasted malts, dark malts, a slight hint of smoke, chocolate, softly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Quite pleasant. Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark brown, nearing black, opaque body with a quarter inch of beige collar. Milk chocolate, vanilla, lactose. Melted milk chocolates, light roast. Light bodied and easy going. Solid. Erzengel (8897) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2015
33cl bottle, many thanks to DSG. Smooth fresh nose of roasted barley. Hints of woody sourness. Nice sourish beginning, rich and round with dry smooth roasted barley. Very dry, nice sourness in the body. Fresh, smooth, malty smooth, easy to drink but still thick. Great malty-dry sourish aftertaste with a bit of bitterness. Great.
andrewje41 (4021) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. Pours a near black with a fading foam head. As advertised, Very dry. Mike chocolate and roasted aroma. Dusty, smokey flavor with a roasted malt finish. Overall pretty good. Glad I found this. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Mr. Bloom. The beer is very black. I have to tilt the beer a bit to get any brown. The head is fizzy and light brown. Aroma shows off a lot of acidic roast right off the bat. Some weak coffee. A touch of actually pretty good chocolate, which I wish was amped up considerably. While the taste doesn’t have much of a true roasted malt flavor, the acidity of black patent malt dominates the taste. There’s some light dark chocolate - again, a stronger chocolate presence would do wonders for this beer. Some simple malt sweetness, though the finish dries out satisfactorily. Odd mineral character. Feel is thin and a bit fizzy. This beer mostly emphasizes elements of the style that I don’t like. That said, I can appreciate the effort and the brewery’s intention. TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2015
11.2 oz bottle. Poured an unfiltered dark brown almost black with a tan head that lasted throughout. Taste of roasted malts, dried fruits and ash. Medium carbonation, medium body. First beer I’ve tried from Israel. Cheers 77ships (9949) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
330 ml. bottle sampled. Obtained in the big Israeli trade. Shared with multiple people @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Black, little mocha bubbles. Nose is sweetish coffee, light grains, touch soy sauce. Taste is bitter vegetable roast, herbal coffee, bitter grounds, light liquorish. Grainy roast body. Touch metallic. Pretty decent & quaffable beer. HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger red copper head that dissipates quickly, dark brown color, cloudy. Aroma: rich coffee and dark chocolate notes, roast, light metallic. Palate: medium full body, average carbonation, slightly dry finish, thin texture. Taste: sweet chocolate with a little bit of roast to it, ending with a metallic taste that lingers. Overall, very nice aroma and appearance, but the taste is lacking and the palate is a bit thin. Definitely a good starting point, but needs some work.