TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 375ml @Beer Hunters 7960/9972
Opaque black color, small brown head. Aroma is milky (lactose), toasted malty, chocolaty. Full-bodied. Sweetish, berryish syrapy flavor, toasted malts and chocolate. Sweetness covers alcohol very well. Young and needs cellar time.
kraddel (1890) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home
pours black as the night, very dark brown head
smell is pretty coffee based
not as thick as expected
pretty sweet, and some booze coming trough .
high on the whiskey side
realy roasty . touch of cherry’s and booze in the back .
madmitch76 (12094) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th November 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is smooth, slightly soft and a little dry. Modest carbonation. Soft dark malts, airy with a mellow tang. Touch of dark chocolate. Something vaguely fruity and caramel. Mild cherry vibe. Finishes soft with a subtle cappuccino note. Nice.
GenkiGonzo (64) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at tasting event at Tadg. Jet black with dark head. Tangy aroma of cherry and sherry. Same with the taste as well as chocolate to give it a smoother finish.
tderoeck (3581) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/X/13 - 37.5cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: 5/III/13 - bottle # 10043 (2013-951)
Clear dark brown to black beer, irregular beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, vanilla, caramel, some chocolate, toasted and roasted malts, maltose sugar. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of sour berries, some caramel, cherry jam, bit sugary, sourish touch. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, vanilla and caramel, bit sourish, and is it bourbon? (No, it’s not apparently, but I’m just copying from my tasting notes, which were written before I’d read anything about the beer.) Some alcohol, sweet, little bitter, red forest fruits, blackberry candy. (So, apparently it’s a cherry stout. Well, I sure did get the cherries!)
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Tadg’s BrewDog event. This was hard to get into at first, with the fresh pour in the little plastic cup giving off lots of paint thinner and overly-oxidized wine. But with time to open up, and put into a proper glass, it was absolutely wonderful and my favorite of the day. Nose of cherry and raspberry, plus sherry, red wine, oak barrel. Thick, dark brown with lovely legs. Creamy, fruity flavor with good tartness. Lots of sherry and wood. Very tangy. Great.
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. BrewDog Night @ Tadg’s in Kyoto. Deep pruney nose, with berries, barrel, dessert wine notes, and fumes. Thick, black, and creamy looking with dark brown lace. Very complex array of flavors, deep and rich: cherries, prune concentrate, some chocolate, and heavy red wine. Some minor alcohol burn. Great complexity, sharp flavors emerging at different points. Really full-flavored stuff.
KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.3% at Tadg’s nice malty chocolate aroma. Dark oily black pour with a purplish brown head. Nice smooth chocolatey flavor with a bit of vanilla & licorice. Wow second taste gave me sour grape vibes! Served in a snifter the barrel aged character comes through more clearly, somewhat boozy but the fruitiness is much more clearly cherry, very nice.
TET (1293) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle #8410 opened with nice pop, a black beer with a beautiful, medium and dark chocolate brown head. This is probably the most darkest head that I have ever seen, beautiful. At first, the nose of strongy red wine and grapes, then after the confusion, also roastiness, quite lots of sherry and sweetness, some liquirice, also sometimes hint of alcohol. Taste starts with strong grapes and some cherries, then also strong roastiness, dry barrel, tannins and red grapes, quite simple taste. Nuancees from grapes are there in the taste all the time. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation, surprisingly light. I start to drink this beer about 14 degrees celsius and that was too cold, the grapes were too dominating. Better when warmer. The unique, strongly red wine like beer, maybe too much.
rosenbergh (5533) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Bottled 15/3/13. #8403 of 9972. From brewdog.com. HHOK XV.
Black colour with a small brown head.
Red berries, sourness, ash, roasted malt and mild bitterness in the aroma.
Ink, berry hops and bitterness in the flavour.