Nickls (2535) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Thinner slightly tan head on a very dark, reddish brown color that has some orange highlights around. Some light spiciness in the aroma, some light fruit, faint hint of citrus and some yeastiness. Tastes a bit sweeter than in the aroma, but lots of flavor does show up after quite a muted aroma. Nice wintery spice, touch of fig and toast. Nicely warming. Mediumish body with vibrant carbonation. Little syrupy, but in a nice way. Really comes through with the taste. Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2011
Into the glass pours an almost pitch-black beer, which only allows very little light. The head is flat and short lived. The beer smells chocolaty, slightly smoky, malty. The beginning part is stout-like, pleasant roasty, with well pronounced chocolate notes, paired with a mild smoky taste that seems very pleasant. The aftertaste is chocolaty, fruity, light berry notes come through. The course is pleasant chocolatey, with delicate nuances of smoke, not too intrusive, but still with punch! I like it definitely!
VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 28, 2012
Ultra dark red/brown with a big bubbly light tan head that lasts. Strong nose of a bunch of things that don’t work well together for me. Meat pie, choco, roast, Chinese spices, cardamom. I think it’s that background choco tough and the meaty quality that irks my senses. When its much warmer the choco is a good counterbalance. Taste is, well, different. Tastes the same as the aroma with a sharp tang that has some thinness. Not a fan. anstei (2254) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. Roasty and dark, some coffee, some chocolate, but mostly heavy and dark. And dry. Opens up on the palate, very nice. CH-303 (2252) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Appearance: Dark brown, slightly hazy? Good amount of tan head.
Lagerboy (2206) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2014
Aroma: Dark fruit, dark malt.
Taste: Nice malt, roasted. Slight dark fruit.
Bought: Les Trentenaires (Fribourg), 330 ml, CHF 8.00
Info: 25/2-2016, BB: 31/1-2017
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 33 cl bottle. Hueless dark brown, mocha foam settles. Aroma of chocolate and medium roast. Tart chocolate, medium roast malt taste, vinous dark fruitiness. Softer carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not for Lagerboys) dfearnley (2147) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle to tulip
Aroma of chocolate, toasted malt, ash, fruity esters, and coffee. Black with a creamy tan head. Dark fruit, sour cherry, brown sugar, and toasted malts. KingCecil (2084) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
Bottle, pours clear deep amber with small off white head... the aroma is wild berries, roasted malt, spices.... the flavor is toffee, sweet, alcohol.... pepper finish.... medium body... Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours a clear dark brown with a small brown head that dissipates quickly and leaves little lace. Aromas of a sour cocoa with some spice. Taste is sour dark chocolate with some raisin and hints of vanilla and cinnamon on the finish. This body of this beer is very light on the palate which is very surprising for a >7% beer. Sissio (1650) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
Hazy brown/red, cappuccino head
Riped ananas and tropical fruit, caramel, malts, rum
Sweet, slightly bitter finish, astringent
Toffee, sweet licorice, riped tropical fruit