jfb (6060) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a darkest black-brown colour with a creamy beige head. aroma of espresso and brown sugar, with notes of paint thinner, wheat and bubble gum. flavour is mostly roasted malts, caramel and barnyard, heavy liquorice, some physalis and soy sauce. light to medium-bodied with soft carbonation.
Pyrmir (5844) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml can. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, bread and minerals. Taste is smooth and nice, coffee, toffee with fairly long finishing coffee taste.
DutchDrebus (5771) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized beige head. Smells malts, slightly roasty, sweet. Tastes roasty, some coffee, some iron. Medium body, soft carbo.
ClubGonzo (5609) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Dark ruby-hued brown body, medium creamy off-white head. Nose is metallic tones of chocolate, grains and hints of nuts and straw. Taste is chocolate, grains, mild caramel and hints of straw and bitter grass. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Fair enough dunkel, but nothing remarkable.
Holmen1 (5499) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra fad pĺ Tap1 mai-14: under betegnelsen Merlin Tmavy 4,8%. Mye aroma og smak av sřlbćr og rřstet malt. Mild og fin bitterhet ogsĺ i ettersmaken. Třrr og lettdrikkelig. Frister til gjentagelse.
Gurthnar (5449) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Richtar Jakub. Aroma coffee, strong caramel. Beige stable head. Almost black colour. Taste is mostly sweet caramel and chocolate. Light bitterness. Slightly overcarbonated. Finish is rather bitter with roasted coffee and light hops.
Marko (5354) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Mosquito pub in Split. That one, together with its competitor Na Kantunu a couple of meters away carries a pretty good selection for Croatian standards, this one carrying a strong import selection and the other one a strong domestic selection. Sadly, the only 2 places, apart from some random supermarkets where I might get a tick at these days in Split. Anyway, to the beer, sorry for the random rambling. This poured a black body tinged a little with amber along the edges. Sharp malty nose, loaded with raisins, full but strange and didn’t sit that well with me. The taste did though, slightly lean/almost watery, but carrying a pleasant soft, creamy coffeish malty roastiness ending with a single bitter note from the hops, that lingers awhile. Nicer than I imagined it would be!
charlotte (5274) - rřdovre, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle.Black colour with small beige head.Aroma of licorice,rosted malt,dark berries and caramel,sweet mouthfeels and mild smooth finish.
johndoughty (5230) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty and a well balanced medium body. Impressive and as good as many German beers of this style.
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Prague Beer Museum. Lovely black. Rich malty aroma. Really ideal flavors are pure, excellent black lager goodness.