Bosbouw (566) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooi donker bier met donkere kraag. Ruikt, chocolade, koffie, caramel. Smaakt, koffie, chocolade. Goede smaak.
77ships (3007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBESG 2013. Thx! to chriso & Boudicca. A Freestyle Fridays brew – a beer brewed with left-over ingredients from the week. Black with mocha bubbles on the sides. Nose is very sweet creamy mocha, vanilla, cold coffee, very nice. Taste is sweet mocha, brown sugar, touch liquorish, some bitter roast, chocolate & cacao, light herbs in the finish, very dry, almost hint of ash. Creamy body, mmm very nice, great leftovers.
Abijen (892) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful black beer with a tan head. Smells like coffee and roasty. Good strong coffeee taste. Low on carbo
Borresteijn (4135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cream, earth. Flavour is hard roasted malts, cream, earthy hops, chocolate, nice roasted and earthy bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied. Nice stuff.
TheJvd (530) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG ’13 Grand Tasting. Pours pitch back with almost no head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, molasses and "drop". Taste is heavy roasted malts, some cacoa and coffee and slightly fruity. Lingering coffee in the bitter aftertaste. Some alcohol as well.
caesar (4501) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2013 Grand Tasting. Dark color, short head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolat, mocha, fruity yeast. Taste is sweet with biscuity malts, bit grainy. Very bitter palate. Reminds me of the Kernel Imperial Brown Stout, which is one of my favorites. Great stuff!
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown opaque, thin off white/tan head. Nose is engine oil, dirt, earthy, Marmite yeast extract, dark fruit, prune, raisin, burnt sugar, caramel. Taste is very dark chocolate, black coffee, caramel, burnt sugar, earthiness, Marmite tanginess, very salty, very subtle dark fruit and prune, some dry hop bitterness. Sweet, salty and bitter and quite hoppy.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Jan (fonefan), bb 01 Nov 2013, 7 months past bb date
It pours a rather viscous black liquid with barely any head. Aroma of roasted malts and hop resins; nice but mild. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel; strong roasted malt flavor, with dark chocolate, light residual sweetness, some ashes, a bit of salty liquorice, and very strong bitterness (some of it from the roastiness).
Solid beer, very good; fresher should be better.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a small head. Dark chocolate, malty, hoppy and fruity aroma. Strong coffe flavour, tar, vanilla, licorice and a lot of alcohol.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black coloured. Small off white head. ARoma: Roast, sweetness, caramel, some cocoa. Flavour: cocoa, roast, sweetness, liqourice, light coffee. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter.