Fin (8429) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this at Casey and Traci’s tasting 01-08-08 cheers for the great beer and food you two Pours black moving to brown at the edges and with a beige head atop. Quite oily in texture I get a whiff of dusty hops, Loz gets some ’cheesy clothes’, some burnt toast, the bitterness seeps out with each mouthfull and escapes to the back of your mouth, lacking almost entirely in sweetness which is really quite pleasant for a change, bitterness quite pronounced and liquorice and bitter, bitter chocolate (at least 90%) also show. A nice beer that I’m surprised that i’ve only rated at 3.5, still thats what I thought at the time so thats what it will get.
Desverger (4369) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@RBESG2015, Day 3, Copenhagen - pours black with tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, with chocolate, some coffee, caramel, vanilla, some nice old bourbon infused wooden notes, good mouthfeel, nice brew!
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 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 tan swirl.
Nose is rich roast, soy sauce, tar, chocolate.
Taste comprises some oxidised notes, dark chocolate, fruit cake, soy sauce.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, light boost at the curtain call.
Decent enough fayre.
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle courtesy of skullgeorge. Black color with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruits, wood. Sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium to full, oily almost sticky body with soft to flat carbonation.
martin00sr (1628) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Black with small beige ring. Chocolate aroma. Flavour has more choc, roasted bitterness, coffee and wood. Clear, warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel.
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11.5%. Very vinous, and very barrelled aroma. Black colour. Very small light brown head. The flavour is also very vinous, has a bit of vanilla. Quite boozy with a distinct alcohol bitterness, but quite good. The flavour is actually quite fruity, has a sort of dark berry note.
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ D-Day in Mojnlandet :-) Pours cloudy very dark brown with small tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, coffee and oak barrel. Bitter, roasty flavour, with sweet notes of caramel malt and touches of coffee. Discernible notes of barrel. Bitter aftertaste with roasty overtones. Warming alcohol presence. Good.
Marstonlad (596) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Janoinen Lohi, Helsinki. Pours black with a non-existant head. Aroma displays well the oak barrel elements such as vanilla, whiskey, sherry and licorice. Taste is dryish and roasty and offers some variety but unfortunately also shows that the best before date has passed long ago. The hops are completely gone and the palate too light and thin for this style. Licorice and vanilla are too dominant; there is not enough depth or length in the taste. Not ruined totally but still far from the level it should be.
nimbleprop (6100) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle #2107. Pours an oily dark brown/black with some spitty, wispy brown head. Nose has a lot of booze, port, dark chocolate, cherry cordial, a little soy, toast, earthy red grape. Flavor is interesting, quite thin, licorice, oily, chocolate, raisin, soy, a little toasted sesame. Thin finish. A bit over aged.
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: coffee, lots of chocolate, creamy, alcohol, mocha, vanilla, bourbon like.
TASTE: light smoked, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla.
ChinoSkillzian (181) - The LBC, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big thanks to Geokkjer, Meilby, and yngwie! Pours a deep brown color with a small beige head. The nose is oak, maple syrup, and dark fruits, almost prunes, and some caramel. The palate is ashy, woody, roasty, with bitter chocolate and dusty mouthfeel. Medium body, off dry finish.