Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2001
Almost black; Toasty aroma - slight coffee; palate has dry, husky dark malts....then the problems start showing up. There is too much carbonation, and the body gets thin. As it warms, cardboardy flavours come out. Clearly, this sample has spent too much time in the distribution chain. The flavours are pretty good (like a cappucino & a peanut doughnut), though, so a fresh bottle would be worth drinking. I have ignored the flaws as best as I could in my rating. Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - NOV 16, 2001
Nice mixture of maple syrup and hops, treading the line between sweet and sickly sweet. Vague port scent and sugary aroma accompany this dark, watery beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Near black body with gray-brown head. Aroma is coffee, moderately sweet. Taste is sugared coffee, with cream even -- not as oversweetened as the Black Abbot (thank goodness), but still too sweet for my taste. Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Semi-sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee. Very palatable, smooth and somewhat dry. Nothing overly special here. Rune (13506) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2012
500ml bottle by the courtesy of Finn. Clear rosewood coloured body. Rocky, dense, beige head that recedes slowly, leaving fragile lacing behind. Burnt dark malts to the nose, notes of cardboard. Mild smoked malts in flavour alongside dark bread, mid-sweet, on a backbone of roasted bitterness. Rather thin on the swallow and easy to drink. Not bad at all (Tromsø, 24.02.2012).
Mariusz (12080) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2012
Poured a dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and hops. Dermi (1196) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2012
50 cl, bottled. Pours black with a tanned head. Aroma: Grainy malt, syrup. cream. Taste: Sweetish, some roasted bitterness. Syrupy. Palate: Medium body, average carbonation. A bit weird. Decent. anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty bready caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel bready flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish. McTapps (6976) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with creamy steady head and smooth body. Nose of hops and soap. Taste of mild hops, light barley, grains, flowers, hay and piment. Light hints of soap, but actually quite nice and tasty. Nothing spectacular, but just nice drinkable. culchiem (4155) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle. Brownish black with a tan head. Aroma is sweet roast coffee. Flavour is roast, dark fruit, cream on a dry roast finish.