Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Amager Brewery mini tasting, RBESG ’15 day 3, thanks to Papsoe, 22/08/15.
Pitch black with a decent dirty tan covering that retains well.
Nose is rich roast, dark malts, spice, chocolate, hint of fruit.
Taste comprises chocolate, malt, toffee fudge, roast malt.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, dry roasty tones in the close.
Decent enough impy.
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Big and lasting brown head. Big chocolate aroma and taste. Big bitterness and a litle bit hard. Not as good as the original Frog but still very good.
AWISLguy (1971) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bomber from Liquor Max in Loveland. Black pour with a brown head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has baker’s chocolate, caramel, and some light grain. Taste is of bittersweet chocolate, caramel, light molasses and a bit of espresso. Fairly smooth although not ideally so. Medium to full bodied with little alcohol presence. Finishes chocolatey bitter trumping the sweet side of bittersweet. Solid if not everything it could be. 14.3
Taradil (41) - - AUG 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head: huge, beautiful and brown
Aroma: roasted malts, dark chocolate and coffee
Taste: dark chocolate, coffee, anise, roasted malts
nealblind (1287) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown. Aroma apples, dark roasts, woody, licorice, prunes. some orange/spice/corriander aspects. Tastes choco/char. Wheat gets lost. some berries. herbal hops. creamy palate
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains with a decent amount of roast and a hint of pine and a hint of smoke. Flavor has more of a sweet dark grain note with some growing roast and a hint of bitter chocolate.
Inbreak (3351) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29.06.2015, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice light brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, butterscotch, dark sugar, grass, licorice, coffee, chocolate, hops, pine needles, minerals. Taste is slightly rich and dry, dark malts, hops, burnt grain, pine needles, dark sugar, butterscotch, paper, bark, minerals, grass, coffee. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Nische (1416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black body with a huge compact mocca head that leaves tons of lacing. Chocolate and coffee is the first thing that hits the nose, followed by roasted malt and dried plums. Flavor is roasted, with a distinct bitterness, burnt coffee liquorice and white pepper. Finishes off a bit too bitter for me.
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle batch 810, kindly shared by djoeye. Espresso head resting on top of a jet black body. Spotty lacing down the glass. Inviting aromas of grainy chocolate and coffee, nicely roasted. Well blended taste of black chocolate, nuts, ash, anise, dark wheat and dark fruits. Lingering roasted bitterness to the ending with a deep backdrop of coffee beans. Well integrated alcohol. Full bodied and velvety on the swallow. Much appreciated (Tromsø 20.4.2015).
djoeye (2759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grey head, cocoa-ish body. Aroma; chocolate, prunes, sweet black liquorice, cocoa, hazelnut, roasted almonds. Taste; dark chocolate, black liquorice, bitter jägermeister, a bunch of hops. Tough body. Long roasted finish with bitters, as a war between 8 malts and some big cannons of hops - and maybe hops won the battle at the final end.