TET (3030) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
A black beer with a medium and light brown head. The aroma is great, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, sweetness, some smoke and marzipan. Taste has coffee, salt liquirice, some smoke medium bitterness. Almost full bodied, not sticky, low carbonation. Balanced and very enjoyable beer with the great aroma. probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip and shared. Deep brown-black, when tan head. Roasted malts, a bit of grape jelly, light meaty smoke, some chocolate, maybe a touch of peat smoke. Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, a little more smoke than the nose, nicer flavour than aroma; off-dry with moderate+ bitterness and a long, roasted, lightly smoky finish. GRM (4045) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Brown bottle, 0.5 l, best before 07.02.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 13 2014; eye: black, opaque, brown head that turns into a tiny ring, average lacing; nose: roasted barley, smoke, slight burnt barley, light peat, bitter chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, smoke, slight burnt barley, pleasant acridness, light peat, bitter chocolate, light meaty, finale in roasted barley with smoky presence, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 0,5 l, 7,7 %, meilleure avant 07.02.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 13 novembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mousse brune qui se transforme en un petit anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : orge torréfiée, fumé, très léger orge brûlée, léger tourbe, chocolat amer; bouche : orge torréfiée, fumé, très léger orge brûlée, âcreté plaisante, léger tourbe, chocolat amer, léger viandeux, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de fumé, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ.
Dark brown, near black, body with a quarter inch of beige head. Sweet aroma and flavor. Sweet chocolates with a touch of spice. Interesting mesh of char and roast. Smoke character is nearly absent, which is a drag. Average. kingstoni (2087) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle as Xbeeriment #44. Black color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, nuts and notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium bitter finish. Oily feel.
Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2014
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Bottle, 14/06/14. Pours a dark brown, black with a good-sized, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is a lot of roast, coffee, some rye and chocolate, light smoked meat. Taste is semi-sweet, light sour. A lot of roast, some coffee. Light salty liquorice. Quite a bit of smoke. Surprisingly light with decent carbonation. Pretty nice sipper. BREWMUSKCLES (2684) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2014
smooth and smoky flavors recessed somewhat in a bit of salt. some malt and not a heavy body more watery really dank with some machine oil and seemingly fermented fruit. some coffee and cocoa with off white head. recessed hop profile. Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head. Aroma of light smoke, roasted malts, coffee and peat. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, roasted coffee, peat, a bit of caramel and some smokiness with a slightly bitter dry finish. Medium body, oily texture, low carbonation. JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Milk chocolate, roast, moderate smokiness, dried fruits, and just a note of whiskey barrel. Enjoyable. Idiosynkrasie (7508) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 24, 2014
500ml bottle. Quasi black colour with huge, thick, creamy, almost fully lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Chocolately, roasty, dark malty aroma with cautious smoky touch. Taste is dry, roasty and chocolately dark malty, subtle malt sweetness, very cautious smoky touch, in the finish reinforcement by bitter hoppy overtones. Good!