jcnielsen (2771) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of someone. Pours a black color with white head. Deep roasty, caramel, chocolate. Good stuff.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazed brown pour with no head. Aroma is sour maltiness. Sweet chocolate with a sour finish. Warm. Watery and thin. past its prime?
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head. Odd nose, some rubber, burnt cocoa, char. Light to medium sweet flavor with dominant barrel character, inky twang, bitter cocoa. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with whiskey, wet wood, dark bread, mild earthy bitterness. So so.
olsvammel (4719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget that has been in my cellar for a couple of years. Fruity smell and also a bit sour. Taste of coffee, chocolate and fruits, also a bit wineous. Strong flavour. Feels aged and the edges are rounded off.
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with some redish highlights. No carbonation. Taste is salty sweet with notes of chocolate, liquorice, wet oak, port and redwine. Heavy but tasty.
thomat (2828) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Dark reddish amber with a medium tan head. malty and wood tones. Malt, fruit, wood and bitterness. Full body with a nice bitter / acidic finish.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 9/VIII/13 -37.5cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: 2025- batch 245 (2013-704) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy deep brown beer, some beige to brown bubbles, but not really a head. Aroma: some bubble gum (fruity) on pouring, then sugary, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, candied orange peel, dark chocolate. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body, slick texture. Taste: very sourish start, bit unpleasant, vinous, sour red wine, tannins, coffee, stale bread, banana peel, a bit salty even. Aftertaste: overripe banana’s, mocha, dark caramel, some overripe fruits, bit sugary, salty touch, dry coffee ending. Pretty weird, and I guess I don’t like the red wine / port character too much.
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml green corked and caged bottle courtesy of Doodler (thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, carmel, dried fruit, light vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, coffee, light roastiness and light smoke with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2012, thx to KingCecil!, very complex Porter, roasted/woody and slightly spicy/vinous, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mørk brun, nesten svært farve med lite skum. Lukt av bek, sjokolade og karamell. Smak av brent bek, røyk, sjokolade og kaffe.